NVIDIA today introduced the fastest performing graphics solution in the
industry with the new NVIDIA Quadro® FX 4400 model. The FX 4400 model is part of
a distinctive new family of professional graphics products NVIDIA announced
today and based on the PCI Express(TM) bus architecture. With NVIDIA® SLI(TM)
(Scaleable Link Interface) technology to link two NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400 boards
together, the solution delivered blistering speed for an industry-record setting
score of 103 on the SPECviewperf® 7.1.1 UGS-03 benchmark. The four new products
announced today complete NVIDIA’s broad PCI Express-based professional graphics
portfolio with each new model offering a unique value proposition to users.

The NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400, FX 4400G, and FX 1400 models support NVIDIA SLI
(Scaleable Link Interface) — an innovative new technology that enables two
NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics boards to operate in a single workstation. NVIDIA SLI
is based on an intelligent communication protocol embedded in the GPU and a
high-speed digital interface on the graphics board to facilitate data flow. An
extensive suite of software provides dynamic load balancing, and advanced
rendering and compositing to ensure smooth frame rates and outstanding image
quality. With NVIDIA SLI, users will be able to upgrade their systems to a
dual-board setup on their own timetable for a noticeable increase in graphics
horsepower.

QuadroFX4400 NVIDIA New Quadro FX Cards

NVIDIA today introduced the fastest performing graphics solution in the
industry with the new NVIDIA Quadro® FX 4400 model. The FX 4400 model is part of
a distinctive new family of professional graphics products NVIDIA announced
today and based on the PCI Express(TM) bus architecture. With NVIDIA® SLI
(Scaleable Link Interface) technology to link two NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400 boards
together, the solution delivered blistering speed for an industry-record setting
score of 103 on the SPECviewperf® 7.1.1 UGS-03 benchmark. The four new products
announced today complete NVIDIA’s broad PCI Express-based professional graphics
portfolio with each new model offering a unique value proposition to users.
These new products include:

NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400 — is the undisputed performance leader of NVIDIA’s
professional graphics line. The solution features 512MB of G-DDR3 frame buffer
memory, a 256-bit memory interface, 28.8GB/sec of memory bandwidth, 3-pin stereo
support, and dual DVI display connectors.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400G — delivers genlock and framelock capabilities on top
of the powerful FX 4400 architecture and advanced feature set. Framelock allows
professionals to link multiple systems in a cluster to scale power to problem
size for life-sized visualization. Genlock allows users to sync with standard
signal formats and house-sync signals for video post- production, broadcast,
compositing, and editing.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 1400 — assumes the consistently popular price- performance
position in the family. Even with its accessible price, the FX 1400 offers an
advanced feature set and outperforms some competitor’s high-end professional
graphics products.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 540 — has an attractive price and high definition component
output support, making it a great solution for video previewing and recording.
Not limited to just video applications, the FX 540 is a solid choice for any
professional 3D graphics application, including medical imaging, simulations,
and mission rehearsals.

“The NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400 board is the MVP in a new family of distinct PCI
Express workstation graphics solutions,” said Jeff Brown, general manager
professional graphics at NVIDIA. “This new family delivers everything users
could hope for — record-setting performance; cutting-edge features such as
Shader Model 3.0 and fp32 support; high quality; and even investment protection
with upgrade options for genlock, framelock, and dual-GPU mode. It’s an all-star
line-up all around.”

The NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400, FX 4400G, and FX 1400 models support NVIDIA SLI
(Scaleable Link Interface) — an innovative new technology that enables two
NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics boards to operate in a single workstation. NVIDIA SLI
is based on an intelligent communication protocol embedded in the GPU and a
high-speed digital interface on the graphics board to facilitate data flow. An
extensive suite of software provides dynamic load balancing, and advanced
rendering and compositing to ensure smooth frame rates and outstanding image
quality. With NVIDIA SLI, users will be able to upgrade their systems to a
dual-board setup on their own timetable for a noticeable increase in graphics
horsepower.

“With its unique combination of advanced 2D/3D graphics capabilities, PCI
Express interface, and framelock-genlock, the new NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400G product
represents the next generation in high-end PC graphics,” said Marc Petit, vice
president of product development at Discreet, a division of Autodesk, Inc.
“NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400G features, from integrated genlock capabilities to
increased frame buffer memory and faster pixel read-back performance, will be of
significant benefit to our customers in film visual effects, video broadcast,
and game development markets.”

The new NVIDIA Quadro FX models round out an extensive family of PCI, AGP, and
PCI Express-based professional 2D and 3D graphics solutions. In addition to a
wide range of choices and dual-GPU options, the newest members of the NVIDIA
Quadro FX family feature:

  • Increased application performance over their AGP-based predecessors
  • Advanced vertex and pixel programmability to allow for the creation of
    real-time shaders that can simulate a range of physical effects and surface
    properties
  • True 128-bit floating-point precision, which enables mathematical
    computations that maintain higher accuracy, resulting in unmatched visual
    quality
  • High-precision dynamic-range technology for extended 32-bit floating-
    point capabilities in shading, filtering, texturing, and blending operations
  • Fast pixel read-back performance for faster graphics-to-system throughput
  • Complete compliance with NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture, a set of
    backward-and-forward, top-to-bottom compatible graphics drivers that optimize
    application performance, stability, and reliability