512 MB for NVIDIA Posted on 10/08/2004 at 19:51 by Marc
NVIDIA has just released the Quadro FX 4400. Based on the NV45 GPU used on the GeForce 6800 PCI Express, the Quadro FX 4400 is also compatible with the PCI Express and the SLI technology which combines two cards. Two DVI connectors managing two DVI links each are integrated to be compatible with resolutions up to 3840*2400 on each screen. The FrameLock / GenLock functions synchronising the display with an external signal or between multiple displays are only available on the G version.
But the difference from the PCI Express version to the AGP (FX 4000) version, is the video memory which is now of 512 MB (GDDR3). This allows the graphic card to be compatible with a 16X FSAA up to 2048*1536 with two screens and 3840*2400 with one screen.
If such a memory capacity isn't extraordinary on the professional 3D market, 3D Labs is providing the same type of graphic cards for quite some time now, it is the first time that a company present on the play 3D market release such a product. And it probably won't be the last …