The Key Data At A Glance
The following table provides an overview of the card details.
|Product||Chip (Codename)||Transis-tors||Street Price||Chip clock (3D)||Memory clock (3D)||Memory Type||Mem bus width||Mem bandwidth|
|ATi FireGL X2-256||FGL9800 (R350W)||107 mln||$600||380 MHz||350 MHz||DDR-II||256Bit||22.4 GB/sec|
|ATi FireGL X2-256t||FGL9800 (R350W)||107 mln||$740||412 MHz||365 MHz||DDR-II||256Bit||23.4 GB/s|
|NVIDIA Quadro FX 1000||NV30GL||125 mln||$785||300 MHz||300 MHz||DDR-II||128Bit||9.6 GB/sec|
|NVIDIA Quadro FX 1100||NV36GL||82 mln||$630||425 MHz||313 MHz||DDR-II||128Bit||10.0 GB/s|
The memory clock rate details with the correct physical clock rate. Note: Memory runs at a double data rate (DDR). Marketing departments often make the mistake of quoting the double physical rate when DDR memory is used.
HP Workstation Xw4100: Concept Design Has Its Price
This time, we decided not to conduct the performance tests on a platform we had put together ourselves, but to use a commercially available PC instead. In doing so, we are catering to the request of many of our readers to show for once what you might expect when buying a complete workstation.
We received the HP Workstation xw4100 that, compared to building your system, offered the key advantage of available after-sale services. If you build your own PC, you are often left on your own to sort out any problems, which is not the ideal scenario for business customers.
USB, 1394/FireWire, headphones and microphone ports are easily accessible on the front of the case.
At press time, prices for the workstation featuring the Quadro FX 1100 card were not yet available. For this reason, we list the price of the system that has an FX 2000. We expect the FX 1100 model to be around $300 cheaper.
|HP Workstation xw4100 - graphic design solution $3,880.00|
|Product||HP Workstation xw4100 - graphic designer|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows XP Professional (SP1)|
|Ideazon Keyboard||Black Zboard base and MS Windows and Internet Explorer keyset and Zboard keyset for Adobe Photoshop|
|processor||Intel Pentium 4 processor 3.20 GHz/800|
|Memory||1 GB DDR/400 ECC (2x512)|
|Video/graphics||nVIDIA Quadro FX 2000|
|1st hard drive||80 GB Serial ATA/7200 hard drive|
|Floppy disk drive||1.44 MB Floppy disk drive|
|Removable storage||48X DVD/CDRW combo drive|
|Sound card||Integrated AC97 audio|
|Network card||Broadcom Gbit 10/100/1000|
|Mouse||HP Scroll mouse (PS/2)|
|Keyboard||HP Easy access keyboard (PS/2)|
|Application software||Microsoft Office 2003 Small Business Edition|
|Accessories||North America hardware kit|
|Additional accessories||IEE 1394/Firewire PCI card (installed)|
|Warranty||Warranty - 3 year next business day onsite|
|Graphics software||Adobe Photoshop CS|