Los Angeles (CA) - You can never have too much storage, bandwidth or computing power - and this is especially true if you’re a 3D animator. Nvidia is showing off their new Quadro Plex 2200 D2 box containing four graphics processors and attendees at the Siggraph convention are drooling over the insane computing power. The external box can hold one or two Quadro FX 5800 cards (each card has two graphics processors). When fully maxed out, the box contains 8 GB of frame buffer memory and can support up to four displays.
The Nvidia Siggraph booth was running a high polygon count render at approximately five to six frames per second. While this may not sound like much to gamers who are used to 60 FPS, you have to keep in mind that these same renders used to take minutes, even hours on regular graphics workstations.
Nvidia says the Quadro Plex 2200 D2 will be available in September starting at around $10,750.