NVIDIA QuadroFX 5800: 4GB memory & 240 parallel cores

NVIDIA have announced the Quadro FX 5800, the first graphics card to include 4GB of memory as standard, and outfitted with up to 240 CUDA programmable parallel cores.  The FX 5800 is intended for interactive 4D modelling such as is required for oil and gas exploration, medical imaging, styling and design, and scientific visualization.  To that end it's capable of fill rates that exceed 52 billion texels per second and geometry performance of 300 million triangles per second.

Memory bandwidth supports transfers of up to 102GB per second, and the card has been developed alongside software applications capable of taking advantage of its power.  It supports Microsoft DirectX 10 and OpenGL 2.1.

Outputs consist of two dual-link DVI ports and a single Display Port socket, and the FX 5800 supports true 10-bit color for colors numbering in the billions.  It's available now, priced at $3,499.

Press Release:

New NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 Graphics Card Featuring CUDA Massively Parallel

Processing Architecture; Offers Most Robust Performance and Features to

Date for Oil and Gas Exploration, Medical Imaging, and Styling and Design


SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 10 — Professionals searching

for oil, diagnosing illness or styling the next high-performance luxury

vehicle all have one thing in common, the need for advanced visual

computing solutions. NVIDIA Corporation, the world leader in visual

computing technologies, today unveiled the most powerful professional

graphics card in graphics history — the NVIDIA(R) Quadro(R) FX 5800.

"The size and complexity of data is growing at an exponential rate. The

challenge for today's professional is to make sense of the mountain of data

by distilling it into a form they can comprehend, analyze and use to make

impactful decisions," said Jeff Brown, general manager, Professional

Solutions, NVIDIA. "At stake can be billions of investment dollars, or even

people's lives. The Quadro FX 5800 has advanced features to allow massive

datasets to be viewed beyond traditional 3D enabling professionals to make

fast and accurate decisions."

The Quadro FX 5800 graphics card offers unprecedented performance and

scalability to rapidly visualize and interpret massive datasets that until

now were unattainable on a workstation graphics board. Offering up to 240

CUDA(TM) programmable parallel cores and the industries first 4GB of

graphics memory, the Quadro FX 5800 graphics card is ideally suited for oil

and gas exploration, medical imaging, styling and design, and scientific

visualization. Other advanced features of the Quadro FX 5800 graphics card


– Interactive 4D modeling with time lapse capabilities

– Massive memory bandwidth of up to 102 GB per second

– Fill rates that exceed 52 billion texels per second and geometry

performance of 300 million triangles per second

– Support for next-generation OpenGL and Microsoft DirectX 10


– Advanced multi-system and multi-device visualization environments with

Quadro G-Sync II

"Landmark's recently launched GeoProbe(R) R5000 software empowers

geoscientists with an unprecedented ability to visualize large-scale

regional datasets at full resolution from a standard Linux(R) workstation,"

said Nicholas Purday, manager of Geophysical Technologies at Landmark. "The

NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 graphics card has a more powerful GPU and superior

triangle performance, which make it possible for the GeoProbe application

to quickly render large surfaces, and allow us to move many

computing-intensive processes to the graphics card, significantly enhancing

the overall user experience." Landmark is an industry leading software and

technology services brand of Halliburton, one of the world's largest

providers of products and services to the energy industry.

"The advanced textured graphics capabilities of the Quadro FX 5800 are

enabling CyberHeart to provide 3D radiosurgical target visualization and

definition tools for the purpose of treating cardiac arrhythmias," said

Thilaka Sumanaweera, CTO, CyberHeart. "Our applications are processing very

large data sets acquired by the state-of-the-art 64-slice CT scanners using

respiratory- and cardiac-gating. The Quadro FX cards provide us with the

extreme bandwidth necessary to support our cutting-edge technology, and

essentially, save lives." CyberHeart, Inc., is a medical device company

developing a non-invasive radiosurgical system for cardiac applications.

The Quadro FX 5800 GPU features true 10-bit color enabling billions

rather than millions of color variations for rich, vivid image quality with

the broadest dynamic range. Professionals now benefit from viewing their

models with higher degrees of precision and realism never before possible.

"Our customers are making important decisions about future products on

the basis of RTT-powered 3D real-time models," said Ludwig Fuchs, cofounder

and CEO of RTT. "The new Quadro FX 5800 will be the platform of choice to

bring that arena to the next level. Higher levels of realism, physical

correctness and large models are now made possible through a double number

of cores and a generous frame buffer." Realtime Technology AG, is a leading

supplier of real- time visualization technology and virtual prototyping

solutions to the automotive, aerospace, industrial and consumer goods

design industries.

Pricing and Availability

NVIDIA Quadro solutions are widely available through leading PC

manufacturers and workstation system integrators and NVIDIA channel

partners PNY Technologies (US and EMEA), Leadtek (APAC) and Elsa (Japan).

The Quadro FX 5800 graphics board has an MSRP of $3499 USD. For more

information about the full lineup of NVIDIA professional solutions please

visit http://www.nvidia.com/quadro.