NVIDIA releases G80-based Quadro Plex

Wednesday 25th April 2007, 01:01:00 PM, written by Arun

NVIDIA has released the Quadro Plex VCS model IV today, which they had hinted at earlier this year during the launch of the Quadro FX 4600 and 5600, both based on the G80 architecture. Unsurprisingly, the new Quadro Plex model is actually two FX 5600 GPUs in a standalone box, and will be sold for the rather impressive sum of $17,495 USD.

Just like previous versions, the Quadro Plex VCS model IV will be distributed by both NVIDIA and their partners, including PNY Technologies, Leadtek and Elsa. The product is actually cheaper than models II and III, so it could be assumed that those will fall in price soon enough or simply be discontinued.

And if you aren't drooling enough already, the press release indicates that this new model can deliver "rendering power of up to 80-billion pixels per second and seven billion vertices per second with resolutions as high as 148 megapixels on 16 synchronized digital-output channels or eight HD SDI channels" - not bad for what essentially is a box with two 1.5GiB G80s in SLI mode inside!


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