NVIDIA Offers New PCI Express Line
"Running on platforms based on the Intel Xeon processor and the Intel E7525 Chipset, SOFTIMAGE|XSI version 4.0 software takes advantage of the larger memory and the 64-bit operating system support that Intel EM64T brings to IA-32 platforms," said Alan Waxenberg, business development manager, third parties at Softimage Co., a subsidiary of Avid Technology Inc. "This means that customers using SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.4.0, NVIDIA Quadro PCI Express-based graphics, and Intel's 64-bit platform will experience dramatic increases in memory access and faster system performance, which significantly streamline time-consuming modeling, texturing and rendering operations."
The flagship of NVIDIA's new PCI Express-based offerings is the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400. A powerful high-end solution, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400 features 256MB G-DDR3 frame buffer memory, a 256-bit memory interface, 28.8GB/sec of memory bandwidth, 3-pin stereo support and dual DVI display connectors. At the midrange, the FX 3100 has 128MB DDR frame buffer memory, a 256-bit memory interface, 17.6GB/sec of memory bandwidth, 3-pin stereo support and dual DVI display connectors. The FX 330 delivers a high-value entry-level option with 64MB DDR1 frame buffer memory, a 64-bit memory interface and 3.2GB/sec of memory bandwidth. Available now for PCI Express, PCI and AGP bus architectures, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280 graphics deliver superior, award-winning image quality to users of 2D applications.
The NVIDIA Quadro PCI Express-enabled solutions are available immediately worldwide through PNY Technologies (U.S. and Europe), Leadtek (Asia Pacific) and Elsa (Japan), as well as from value-added resellers and system builders.
NVIDIA Corp. (www.nvidia.com) is a market leader in visual computing technology dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms. Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer digital-media PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems, notebook PCs, military navigation systems and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and employs more than 1,900 people worldwide.