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SIGGRAPH 2014: Nvidia shows next generation Quadro family

August 12, 2014
SIGGRAPH 2014: Nvidia shows next generation Quadro family
SAN JOSE, CA - At the SIGGRAPH show in Vancouver, Nvidia (www.nvidia.com) introduced the next generation of its Quadro GPUs. The new line-up delivers an enterprise-grade visual computing platform with up to twice the performance and data-handling capability of the previous generation. Nvidia has been working with clients across different industries to gain insight into their growing requirements in working with more complex models and higher-resolution images, as well as their need to incorporate resources from the cloud and to work remotely, including via mobile devices.

“The next generation of Quadro GPUs not only dramatically increases graphics and compute performance to handle huge data sets, it extends the concept of visual computing from a graphics card in a workstation to a connected environment,” explains Jeff Brown, VP of professional visualization at Nvidia. “The new Quadro lineup lets users interact with their design data locally on a workstation, remotely on a mobile device, or in tandem with cloud-based services.

The new generation of Quadro GPUs includes the K5200, K4200, K2200, K620 and K420. The releases allows users to interact with data sets or designs up to twice the size handled by the previous generation. They also allow users to interact with graphics from a Quadro-based workstation from essentially any device, including PCs, Macs and tablets. Users can also run applications such as Adobe CC, Autodesk Design Suite and Dassault Systemes’ Solidworks 2014 on average of 40 percent faster than with previous Quadro cards. Designers can also easily switch between local GPU rendering to cloud-based offerings using Nvidia Iray rendering.

The new generation of cards will ship this fall from workstation OEMs that include HP, Dell, Lenovo, Boxx and Supermicro. Vendors such as PNY Technologies Elsa, and Ryoyo will be among the first distributors to offer the new Quadro cards.