Nvidia Innovates Again With NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 Graphics Board » read source
NVIDIA, once again takes the lead in improving productivity for computer-aided design (CAD) and digital content creators with the announcement of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700, a high-end graphics board capable of delivering a performance increase of up to 2X as compared to the previous generation of product. The Quadro FX 3700 graphics board offers high throughput for interactive visualization, and with 112 parallel processors, 512 MB of onboard graphics memory, and a 256-bit memory interface, the card easily manages the large models and complex, real-time shaders that dominate the CAD and digital content creation (DCC) markets.
To greatly streamline the user experience, the Quadro FX 3700 graphics board incorporates the NVIDIA Application Configuration Engine, which automatically configures the graphics hardware and software to deliver maximum application performance. The advanced NVIDIA Unifed Architecture, introduced last year, enables sophisticated shaders to simulate a virtually unlimited range of physical characteristics, such as lighting effects and physical surface properties.
Real-time shaders allow these effects to be combined and modified interactively, something that is impossible with simple 2D static texture maps. Being Energy Star 4.0 compliant, the Quadro FX 3700 graphics board consumes less than 80 watts of power for improved energy management. The Quadro FX 3700 graphics board also offers PCI-Express Gen 2 support, essentially doubling the data transfer rate between the GPU and the Gen 2 chipsets to a blazing fast 16 Gbps.
Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at NVIDIA noted: "The NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 graphics board is proof positive that NVIDIA continues to invest heavily in leading-edge solutions for professional users. It combines rich features with outstanding performance to successfully complete a top-to-bottom series of professional visualization solutions that are unmatched in the industry."
The Quadro FX 3700 graphics board supports the NVIDIA CUDA technology, a C-language development environment for NVIDIA GPUs that allows application developers to utilize the massively parallel computation power of the Quadro FX 3700 graphics board to greatly reduce the time it takes to solve complex visualization problems.
The latest NVIDIA Quadro architecture takes application performance to new levels by featuring the industry’s first unified architecture1. Designed to dynamically allocate geometry, shading, pixel, and compute processing power, the latest NVIDIA Quadro graphics boards deliver optimized Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) performance. The GPU pipeline efficiency is further multiplied by fast 3D and large texture transfers, NVIDIA’s crossbar memory architecture, enabling occlusion culling, lossless depth Z-buffer, and color compression. Sophisticated real-time effects typically involve multiple mathematical operations that demand high precision to maintain image quality. The NVIDIA Quadro architecture features true 128-bit IEEE floating point precision (32-bit fp per component), resulting in the highest level of accuracy and the ultimate in visual quality.