NVIDIA’s Fermi architecture has been around the block or two in the consumer universe, but it’s touching the company’s pro line today with the introduction of the entry-level Quadro 600 and mid-range Quadro 2000. Boasting 96 and 192 CUDA processor cores, respectively, these guys utilize the new Scalable Geometry Engine technology to “deliver dramatically higher performance across leading CAD and DCC applications such as SolidWorks and Autodesk 3ds Max.” More interesting still, however, is the design of the Quadro 600 — it touts a half-height form factor that can be crammed into just about anything. Oh, and both of these boards have 1GB of graphics memory and are compatible with 3D Vision Pro — you know, in case you need a round of Avatar between research projects. The pair is available now in North America for 9 and 9 in order of mention, with plenty more of the nitty-gritty awaiting you beyond the break.
NVIDIA brings Fermi to the entry-level professionals with Quadro 600 and 2000 GPUs originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 05 Oct 2010 09:48:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.