NVIDIA’s Quadro FX 5800 with 4GB ‘the most powerful graphics card’

 New NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 Graphics Card Featuring CUDA Massively
 Parallel Processing Architecture; Offers Most Robust Performance
 and Features to Date for Oil and Gas Exploration, Medical Imaging,
 and Styling and Design Applications.

That’s some serious boasting by NVIDIA, but this is some serious graphics horsepower. The Quadro FX 5800, already seen in NVIDIA’s Quadro Plex D data cruncher, replaces the 5600 at the top of the NVIDIA heap with 240 CUDA-programmable parallel cores and the industry’s first card with 4GB of graphics memory. MSRP? Just $3,499 for you big spender — pennies for the companies who can harness the power for the purposes of oil and gas exploration, 4D modeling, and graphics design.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Professionals searching
for oil, diagnosing illness or styling the next high-performance luxury
vehicle all have one thing in common, the need for advanced visual
computing solutions. NVIDIA Corporation, the world leader in visual
computing technologies, today unveiled the most powerful professional
graphics card in graphics history -- the NVIDIA(R) Quadro(R) FX 5800.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020613/NVDALOGO)

    "The size and complexity of data is growing at an exponential rate. The
challenge for today's professional is to make sense of the mountain of data
by distilling it into a form they can comprehend, analyze and use to make
impactful decisions," said Jeff Brown, general manager, Professional
Solutions, NVIDIA. "At stake can be billions of investment dollars, or even
people's lives. The Quadro FX 5800 has advanced features to allow massive
datasets to be viewed beyond traditional 3D enabling professionals to make
fast and accurate decisions."

    The Quadro FX 5800 graphics card offers unprecedented performance and
scalability to rapidly visualize and interpret massive datasets that until
now were unattainable on a workstation graphics board. Offering up to 240
CUDA(TM) programmable parallel cores and the industries first 4GB of
graphics memory, the Quadro FX 5800 graphics card is ideally suited for oil
and gas exploration, medical imaging, styling and design, and scientific
visualization. Other advanced features of the Quadro FX 5800 graphics card

    -- Interactive 4D modeling with time lapse capabilities
    -- Massive memory bandwidth of up to 102 GB per second
    -- Fill rates that exceed 52 billion texels per second and geometry
       performance of 300 million triangles per second
    -- Support for next-generation OpenGL and Microsoft DirectX 10
    -- Advanced multi-system and multi-device visualization environments with
       Quadro G-Sync II

    "Landmark's recently launched GeoProbe(R) R5000 software empowers
geoscientists with an unprecedented ability to visualize large-scale
regional datasets at full resolution from a standard Linux(R) workstation,"
said Nicholas Purday, manager of Geophysical Technologies at Landmark. "The
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 graphics card has a more powerful GPU and superior
triangle performance, which make it possible for the GeoProbe application
to quickly render large surfaces, and allow us to move many
computing-intensive processes to the graphics card, significantly enhancing
the overall user experience." Landmark is an industry leading software and
technology services brand of Halliburton, one of the world's largest
providers of products and services to the energy industry.

    "The advanced textured graphics capabilities of the Quadro FX 5800 are
enabling CyberHeart to provide 3D radiosurgical target visualization and
definition tools for the purpose of treating cardiac arrhythmias," said
Thilaka Sumanaweera, CTO, CyberHeart. "Our applications are processing very
large data sets acquired by the state-of-the-art 64-slice CT scanners using
respiratory- and cardiac-gating. The Quadro FX cards provide us with the
extreme bandwidth necessary to support our cutting-edge technology, and
essentially, save lives." CyberHeart, Inc., is a medical device company
developing a non-invasive radiosurgical system for cardiac applications.

    The Quadro FX 5800 GPU features true 10-bit color enabling billions
rather than millions of color variations for rich, vivid image quality with
the broadest dynamic range. Professionals now benefit from viewing their
models with higher degrees of precision and realism never before possible.

    "Our customers are making important decisions about future products on
the basis of RTT-powered 3D real-time models," said Ludwig Fuchs, cofounder
and CEO of RTT. "The new Quadro FX 5800 will be the platform of choice to
bring that arena to the next level. Higher levels of realism, physical
correctness and large models are now made possible through a double number
of cores and a generous frame buffer." Realtime Technology AG, is a leading
supplier of real- time visualization technology and virtual prototyping
solutions to the automotive, aerospace, industrial and consumer goods
design industries.

    Pricing and Availability

    NVIDIA Quadro solutions are widely available through leading PC
manufacturers and workstation system integrators and NVIDIA channel
partners PNY Technologies (US and EMEA), Leadtek (APAC) and Elsa (Japan).
The Quadro FX 5800 graphics board has an MSRP of $3499 USD. For more
information about the full lineup of NVIDIA professional solutions please
visit http://www.nvidia.com/quadro.

    NVIDIA Corporation

    NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) the world leader in visual computing
technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor
which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations,
personal computers, game consoles and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the
entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce(R) products, the
professional design and visualization market with its Quadro(R) products,
and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla(TM) products.
NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices throughout
Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit http://www.nvidia.com.

    Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to,
statements as to: the benefits, impact, power and scalability of NVIDIA's
Quadro FX 5800 graphics cards; impact of NVIDIA's Quadro FX 5800 graphics
cards on the GeoProbe R5000 and CyberHeart; and the availability and
pricing of NVIDIA's Quadro FX 5800 graphics cards are forward-looking
statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause
results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors
that could cause actual results to differ materially include: development
of more efficient or faster technology; design, manufacturing or software
defects; the impact of technological development and competition; changes
in consumer preferences and demands; customer adoption of different
standards or our competitor's products; changes in industry standards and
interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies
when integrated into systems as well as other factors detailed from time to
time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange
Commission including our Form 10-Q for the fiscal period ended July 27,
2008. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our website and
are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements
are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date
hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to
update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or
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