The NVIDIA Quadro 400 graphics processing unit (GPU) which is targeted towards designers and engineers was launched today. Specially built for usage with professional applications, such as Autodesk AutoCAD, the NVIDIA Quadro 400 GPU provides up to 5X faster performance over high-end consumer gaming cards. It also gives up to 10X improvement when running industry leading CAD/CAM applications.
Specifications of NVIDIA Quadro 400
The Quadro 400 is very energy efficient, consuming a maximum of 35 watts making it ideal for small systems and nearly any workstation.
With 512 MB of DDR3 memory, providing high visual fidelity, featuring a 30-bit (10-bits per color) color engine with a dynamic range of over one billion color variations, Quadro 400 drivers are optimized and certified on leading professional applications.
“Quadro cards have been widely accepted by professionals across various industries in India, from animation & film to automotives, medical imaging to manufacturing. The Quadro 400 is built to deliver fast performance and the best visual graphics at cost-effective rates and power efficient standards,” said Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, Sales & Marketing, South Asia, NVIDIA.
Features of the new Quadro 400 GPU
Unified Driver Architecture – Guarantees forward and backward compatibility with professional application software drivers, and simplifies upgrading to a new solution.
Hardware 3D Window Clipping – Accelerated clip regions enable faster data transfer between a window and the frame buffer to improve overall graphics performance.
High-Quality Display Connectivity – Drives ultra-high-resolution panels, producing phenomenal image quality, supporting two active connectors, including dual-link DVI with up to 3840 x 2400 resolution at 24Hz on each panel, and DisplayPort (DP) with up to 2560 x 1600 resolution.
NVIDIA Mosaic Technology – Enhances workspace across up to eight displays (using one card per two displays), enabling seamless taskbar spanning, as well as transparent scaling of any application. Works over multiple displays or a single high-resolution display, and with NVIDIA nView desktop management software.
The NVIDIA Quadro 400 processor also supports NVIDIA 3D Vision and 3D Vision Pro active shutter glasses 3D technology that delivers amazing 3D experience on nearly any workstation.
Availability and Pricing
The Quadro 400 will be available at an affordable price of Rs. 10,140 by the end of April 2011 and will slowly make its way in the Work Stations manufactured by HP, Fujitsu, Lenovo, etc.