Nvidia Quadro FX 4800 Pro Goodness

Nvidia has launched the Quadro FX 4800 professional graphics card, featuring 192 processor cores and 1.5 GB of memory.

Nvidia has been hard at work lately pushing out new high-end products for the professional market; last month releasing the Tesla personal supercomputer, as well as the world’s first 4 GB graphics card. While not quite as exciting as those releases however, Nvidia has started off December with the launch of its new Quadro FX 4800 ultra-high-end professional graphics card. The new graphics card features 192 CUDA parallel processor cores, 1.5 GB of GDDR3 frame buffer memory and 76.8 GB/s of memory bandwidth.

Designed for applications such as digital content creation and high-performance computational analysis, the Quadro FX 4800 seems to be the replacement for the aging Quadro FX 4600 graphics card, both of which are currently priced at $1,999. Loaded with 192 parallel processor cores though, the new Quadro FX 4800 has even more processor cores than the Quadro FX 5600, while having a lower price and requiring less power. According to benchmarks located on Nvidia’s website, the Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro FX 4800 perform identically.

Processor CoresMemory SizeMemory BandwidthMemory InterfacePower ConsumptionPrice
Quadro FX 58002404 GB102 GB/s512-bit189 W$3,499
Quadro FX 56001281.5 GB76.8 GB/s384-bit171 W$2,999
Quadro FX 48001921.5 GB76.8 GB/s384-bit150 W$1,999
Quadro FX 4600112768 GB67.2 GB/s384-bit134 W$1,999
Quadro FX 3700112512 MB51.2 GB/s256-bit78 W$799

The Quadro FX 4800 comes equipped with two DisplayPort connectors, a single Dual-Link DVI connector and has support for DirectX 10, OpenGL 3.0 and Shader Model 4.0. The card fills up the space of two slots, consumes 150-watt of power and assuming that a system can handle two of these cards, there is support for SLI frame rendering.

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  • jaragon13
    What's the point of the Quadro 5600 then? Or is the data table wrong?
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  • ckthecerealkiller
    jaragon13What's the point of the Quadro 5600 then? Or is the data table wrong?

    As far as I know the only dif is the 5600 has 2 dual link DVI ports. Whoopdie freakin do.
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  • NuclearShadow
    What the heck is Nvidia thinking with the 5600? It has less Processor Cores than the 4800 and it requires more power! There is no excuse for it being priced that much higher no matter how many DL DVI ports it has.
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