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NVIDIA debuts 4GB Quadro FX 5800 GFX card

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 12 Nov 2008 3:29 User comments (25)

NVIDIA debuts 4GB Quadro FX 5800 GFX card NVIDIA has introduced the latest version of its Quadro GFX card for the business sector. The Quadro FX 5800 marks the first time that a GFX card has been loaded with 4GB of graphics memory. Even NVIDIA's dual GPU enthusiast video cards like the 9800 GX2 only sport 2GB of memory. "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," NVIDIA's Jeff Brown, GM of professional solutions said in a statement.
He continued: "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 FX 5800 offers up to 240 CUDA programmable parallel cores and supports interactive 4D modeling with time-lapse capability.

The FX 5800 supports both Open GL and DirectX 10 applications. NVIDIA says the level of performance offered by the new powerful card is needed for demanding environments like oil/gas exploration and medical imaging. The technology comes with a sobering MSRP of $3,499.

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25 user comments

112.11.2008 4:26

I want one.
4gig just imagine the posibilities. :)

212.11.2008 13:23

next version of windows will prob'ly use half of that

312.11.2008 14:05

Do they support triple-SLI??

412.11.2008 15:07

lets wait till the prices drop.

512.11.2008 15:07

at $3499, it should get up first and make me breakfast.

612.11.2008 16:16

Originally posted by ugc:
at $3499, it should get up first and make me breakfast.
for that price i would buy a Mac.

712.11.2008 16:47
spamual
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you realise it cant play games?

812.11.2008 18:36

It's pretty much just for workstation's, like processing unknown graphical data, not for gaming as said above. If anyone uses F@H, this card would be a BEAST. Just imagine the sheer power of going through all the protein folding. It must be tons faster than the consumer grade cards.

912.11.2008 22:57

Ok Quick question WTF is 4D.

1013.11.2008 3:19

Current games can even use 500MB right because of the rush to co dev with console port so what good is better hardware if the damn games are fcking built right?

Even "if" DX10 were that much better to code for and utilize vista is still......... not.

1113.11.2008 3:44
spamual
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once more this is not a gaming graphics card, and yes games use much more than 512mb ram, esp at very high resolutions and with alot of AA/AF.

this is a workstation gfx card, used for auto CAD and maya, etc.

1213.11.2008 3:47

Originally posted by spamual:
once more this is not a gaming graphics card, and yes games use much more than 512mb ram, esp at very high resolutions and with alot of AA/AF.

this is a workstation gfx card, used for auto CAD and maya, etc.
Ture but my point remains valid :P

1313.11.2008 3:50
spamual
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tbh depends on the game. farcry 2 and fallout 3 NEED mroe than 512mb RAM, esp in FO3, where there is nuclear waste all over the city and debry flying around (and lots of it), to apply AA to each one, some even 4x/8xAA then 512 runs out very quickly, just check out the benchmarks. :)

1413.11.2008 3:54

Originally posted by spamual:
tbh depends on the game. farcry 2 and fallout 3 NEED mroe than 512mb RAM, esp in FO3, where there is nuclear waste all over the city and debry flying around (and lots of it), to apply AA to each one, some even 4x/8xAA then 512 runs out very quickly, just check out the benchmarks. :)

I have 610MB 8800gts super clock and from what I read the game cannot cache the ramm right and crashes out alot and it has, at least the BSOD have stopped..


What am getting at they are not built to handle card memory correctly.

1513.11.2008 8:36
spamual
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im guessing you mean 640MB :)

and tbh thats a 2 year old card now, and im not surprised that its BSODing. when does it BSOD, as an RMA might be needed if the RAM is borked.

1613.11.2008 8:39

Originally posted by spamual:
im guessing you mean 640MB :)

and tbh thats a 2 year old card now, and im not surprised that its BSODing. when does it BSOD, as an RMA might be needed if the RAM is borked.
I can;t tell if tis ahrdware or not the BSOD stopped only had abotu 5 in abotu 4-8 hours worth of gaming over a couple days now its just normal crash out to windows, ow I have issues running videos and have issues running them since I installed FO3 and its Gdamn DRM....

1713.11.2008 8:54
spamual
Inactive

updated your drivers?

1813.11.2008 8:58

Originally posted by spamual:
updated your drivers?
twice and different versions, even re did my codecs,games are working but videos want to crash and lock up the system....more likly its a odd DX issue that a reinstall is the only thing to fix, unless....mmmm I'll try reinstall the chipset drivers...

1913.11.2008 22:01

at $3499. 2 years from now. It will be under $100.

2014.11.2008 11:15

Originally posted by EricCarr:
at $3499. 2 years from now. It will be under $100.
you are so right! That happens to me ALL the time. When I update my computer (which I do a lot), I try to get the latest stuff. I end up spending big $$$ thinking I have the fastest PC possible. About 6 months later, new components come to market, and the things I bought are about half price :(

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2114.11.2008 19:15

Originally posted by ugc:
you are so right! That happens to me ALL the time. When I update my computer (which I do a lot), I try to get the latest stuff. I end up spending big $$$ thinking I have the fastest PC possible. About 6 months later, new components come to market, and the things I bought are about half price :(
I feel sorry for the people who bought the GTX 280 as soon as it came out. It dropped a good amount so quickly!


2215.11.2008 3:50

Originally posted by DXR88:
Ok Quick question WTF is 4D.
The fourth dimension is essentially change over time.

This is an example of 4d modeling from wikipedia.

2315.11.2008 11:35

Originally posted by canuckerz:
Originally posted by DXR88:
Ok Quick question WTF is 4D.
The fourth dimension is essentially change over time.

This is an example of 4d modeling from wikipedia.



In other words Dynamic Textures that change on flow. Cool

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2420.11.2008 22:15

Originally posted by rvinkebob:
..If anyone uses F@H, this card would be a BEAST. Just imagine the sheer power of going through all the protein folding. It must be tons faster than the consumer grade cards.
It would be good if they sold a cheaper 2Gb version for smaller companies or individuals looking for the power of Quadro GPUs. The sheer power of 240 CUDA programmable parallel cores would save precious time + money.

It would be interesting to see someone running this GPU on folding to find out if its any faster than a 4870x2 2GB GPU or 280GTX 1Gb - my money says it is but will it be a big enough margin to warrant the huge pricetag?

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