NVIDIA announced today the expansion of its line of NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics solutions to the Mac platform.
The NVIDIA Quadro 4000 graphics processing unit (GPU) for Mac is optimized to accelerate workflows and drive a range of professional applications. For example, the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 software leverages NVIDIA CUDA parallel processing technology to enable film and video professionals to work unconstrained. Other examples include visual effects and image processing applications from The Foundry, including NUKE and STORM, and MATLAB from MathWorks.
The high-end NVIDIA Quadro 4000 GPU for Mac has 256 NVIDIA CUDA processing cores and 2GB of GDDR5 memory. With new NVIDIA Scalable Geometry Engine technology, the Quadro 4000 for Mac can process up to 890 million triangles per second.
The Quadro 4000 GPU for Mac also provides additional display flexibility through a DisplayPort and a DVI-I (Dual Link) connector built into its bracket, and a 3D stereo bracket for optimal stereo connection to the system. A DisplayPort to mini-DisplayPort cable is also included to enable mini-DisplayPort only Apple displays. Additionally, users can enable up to four high resolution displays from a single Mac Pro using dual NVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac boards.
Minimum system requirements include Mac OS X v10.6.5 or later with MacPro3,1 (early 2008), MacPro4,1 (early 2009), or MacPro5,1 (mid-2010).
The Quadro 4000 GPU for Mac ($1,199 MSRP, USD) is available this month at Apple.com, select Apple resellers and system integrators, and from authorized distribution partners including: PNY Technologies in the Americas and Europe, ELSA in Japan, and Leadtek in Asia Pacific.
Quadro 4000 for Mac
CUDA Cores: 256
Form Factor: 4.376" H x 9.50" L Single Slot
Total Frame Buffer: 2 GB GDDR5
Memory Interface : 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 89.6 GB/s
Dual Link DVI-I
Stereo (3-pin Mini-DIN) - Support via 3D stereo optional bracket
Maximum Display Resolution Digital @ 60Hz: 2560x1600
Shader Model 5.0
Microsoft DirectX 11
NVIDIA CUDA Architecture
FSAA (maximum): 64x^2
Maximum Power Consumption: 142W