NVIDIA Launches Quadro 2000 & Quadro 600(2)

时间:2010-10-22   来源:   网友评论:0   人气: 1639 作者:

th FP32 on account of the limited ratio of FP64 capable CUDA cores.

For the entire lineup of Fermi based Quadros, NVIDIA has been heavily pushing the enhanced geometry capabilities of Fermi, and the 2000 and 600 are no exception. Fermi’s Polymorph engines give the derrived GPUs a big step up in geometry performance, and while the advantage isn’t as great for these lower-end parts, it’s still something NVIDIA believes is of particular importance for the CAD market.  CUDA is of course also a big player here, particularly since Adobe’s Premiere Pro CS5 offers GPU acceleration through CUDA. And of course we can't ignore NVIDIA's Quadro drivers which are specifically tuned on a per-application basis and where much of the Quadro "magic' occurs for professional applications.

As is traditional for the Quadro lineup, both of these cards are on the lite side when it comes to power consumption compared to their desktop counterparts. The 2000 is rated for 62W, and the 600 a mere 40W. NVIDIA doesn't list the clockspeeds for these cards, but clearly they're lower than their desktop parts in order to make up the power consumption difference. DisplayPort outputs will also be making an appearance here after being absent on NVIDIA's desktop cards, where they went with HDMI ports instead of DP due to the vast proliferation of HDMI-enabled budget monitors.

Pperformance aside, the 2000 and the 600 will have some feature differentiation. The 2000 will support NVIDIA’s SLI Multi-OS system, while the 600 – lacking any SLI capabilities in the first place – will not. Along the same lines, the 600 will be a half-height card (as is common for NVIDIA’s entry-level Quadros) while the 200 will be full-height – the 600 drops a DisplayPort output to make this happen.

Finally, NVIDIA has put the MSRP on these cards at $599 for the 2000, and $199 for the 600. However expect street prices to vary some, as Quadro pricing isn't nearly as cut-throat and can afford a larger margin to set prices against