NVIDIA announced Quadro® FX 3700, a high-end graphics board capable of delivering a performance increase of up to 2X as compared to the previous generation of product. The Quadro FX 3700 graphics board offers high throughput for interactive visualization, and with 112 parallel processors, 512 MB of onboard graphics memory, and a 256-bit memory interface, the card easily manages the large models and complex, real-time shaders that dominate the CAD and digital content creation (DCC) markets. The Quadro FX 3700 graphics board has an MSRP of $ 1599 (US).

NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA – News), the world leader in visual computing
technologies, once again takes the lead in improving productivity for
computer-aided design (CAD) and digital content creators with the announcement
of the NVIDIA Quadro® FX 3700, a high-end graphics board capable of delivering a
performance increase of up to 2X as compared to the previous generation of
product.

"Dassault Systemes’ PLM solutions customers have always demanded the optimal
combination of large-model performance and feature set from their graphic
solutions. Now with the tight integration of GPU-based vertex scaling and CgFX-based
realistic material shaders within CATIA, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 comes at the
ideal time and with the ideal combination of performance and features," said
Christophe Delattre, Dassault Systemes, R&D manager, Visualization. "We
certainly feel the Quadro FX 3700 will address our users’ demanding
expectations."

The Quadro FX 3700 graphics board offers high throughput for interactive
visualization, and with 112 parallel processors, 512 MB of onboard graphics
memory, and a 256-bit memory interface, the card easily manages the large models
and complex, real-time shaders that dominate the CAD and digital content
creation (DCC) markets. To greatly streamline the user experience, the Quadro FX
3700 graphics board incorporates the NVIDIA® Application Configuration Engine
(ACE), which automatically configures the graphics hardware and software to
deliver maximum application performance. The board also offers award-winning SLI
technology to dynamically scale graphics performance, enhance image quality, and
expand display real estate.

The advanced NVIDIA Unifed Architecture, introduced last year, enables
sophisticated shaders to simulate a virtually unlimited range of physical
characteristics, such as lighting effects (dispersion, reflection, refraction,
BRDF models) and physical surface properties (casting effects, porosity, molded
surfaces). Real-time shaders allow these effects to be combined and modified
interactively, something that is impossible with simple 2D static texture maps.

The Quadro FX 3700 graphics board also offers PCI-Express Gen 2 support,
essentially doubling the data transfer rate between the GPU and the Gen 2
chipsets to a blazing fast 16 Gbps. Also, being Energy Star 4.0 compliant, the
Quadro FX 3700 graphics board consumes less than 80 watts of power for improved
energy management.

"The NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 graphics board is proof positive that NVIDIA
continues to invest heavily in leading-edge solutions for professional users,"
said Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. "It combines
rich features with outstanding performance to successfully complete a
top-to-bottom series of professional visualization solutions that are unmatched
in the industry."

The Quadro FX 3700 graphics board supports the NVIDIA CUDA(TM) technology, a
C-language development environment for NVIDIA GPUs that allows application
developers to utilize the massively parallel computation power of the Quadro FX
3700 graphics board to greatly reduce the time it takes to solve complex
visualization problems.

NVIDIA Quadro solutions are widely available through leading PC manufacturers
like HP, Dell, IBM, and Sun; leading workstation system integrators; and NVIDIA
channel partners PNY Technologies (US and EMEA), Leadtek (APAC), and Elsa
(Japan). For more information about the full lineup of NVIDIA professional
solutions please visit http://www.nvidia.com/quadro. The Quadro FX 3700 graphics
board has an MSRP of $ 1599 (US).