Nvidia Announces Fermi-based Quadro Cards

Paul Lilly

Nvidia on Monday announced a couple of new additions to its Fermi-based Quadro professional graphics series, including the mid-range Quadro 2000 with 192 CUDA processing cores and the entry-level Quadro 600 with 96 CUDA processing cores.

According to Nvidia, the Quadro 2000 packs 1.5 times the geometry performance of the previous generation Quadro parts, resulting in "dramatically higher performance across leading CAD and DCC applications such as SolidWorks and Autodesk 3ds Max."

The less powerful Quadro 600 is a half-height card boasting the "industry's best performance per watt for applications such as Audodesk AutoCAD 2011," Nvidia says.

Both cards sport 1GB of dedicated graphics memory and include the usual modern-day marketing bullets, including OpenGL 4.1, DirectX 11, Shader Model 5.0, DirectCompute, and OpenCL.

The Quadro 2000 and 600 are available now for $600 and $200, respectively.

Image Credit: Nvidia

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