Nvidia launches Fermi-based Quadro workstation GPUs

By Matthew
Jul 27, 2010
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  1. Nvidia entered the DirectX 11 workstation graphics segment today, announcing several Fermi-based Quadro products. The new parts include the Quadro 6000, 5000 and 4000 cards, the Quadro 5000m mobile chip, and the Quadro Plex 7000 external visual system.

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  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    wow 14-5 for the QP7000...
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    Wow, Three hour old story and no-one has posted "Will it play Cr...

    If the baby of the family 5000 is anything to go by it looks like nvidia are still the go-to guys for the workstation crowd, although the launch seems to have woken up the AMD driver team. According to this...however, the new driver will add 63% performance and 81% to the SPECviewperf 11 to (some) of the numbers in the PC Per either the numbers are best-case scenario, the driver team have worked miracles, or the previous driver was complete sh...rubbish. Seems a little lackadaisical considering the AMD's drive to improve market share.
  4. Yeah, but will the 5000M play Crysis @ 1080p @ Max settings @ min 40FPS?? LOL

    Seriously though, the TDP of 100W is a real concern.
    Heat issues aside, a 17" laptop with this sort of muscle would require at least 220W.
    And to be on the safe side, that would probably require 240W Power Supply, which is quite a heavy brick to carry.

    A powerful GPU is considered powerful only when the Performance/Watt ratio is acceptable.
    I would say that a 60W TDP should be the upper limit.
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    The laptop that uses workstation or enthusiast gaming graphics is usually considered to be a desktop replacement.
    When was the last time you saw someone toting around a 17" laptop using AutoCAD ?

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