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New Page 1 NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 4800 For Mac® – Every Mac Pro Deserves Pro Graphics 
Whether creating the next blockbuster film, providing a diagnosis of a patient’s condition or extending the frontiers of science, professionals push the boundaries of realism, performance and quality everyday. 

Quadro FX 4800 For Mac delivers ultra-fast performance and realistic effects, enabling industry-leading applications to visualize and solve the world’s most demanding digital content creation, 3D design, and scientific challenges. Along with superb graphics the innovative NVIDIA® CUDA™ parallel computing architecture for Quadro GPUs enables breakthrough performance in areas such as interactive ray tracing, finite element analysis, and computational fluid dynamics.

In addition to the latest Mac OS X-based applications, Boot Camp delivers full Quadro benefits and acceleration when running professional Windows applications. 

Designed, tested, and built specifically for the Mac Pro, Quadro FX 4800 For Mac gives professionals the ability to explore new realms of visual computing. 

Memory Size 1.5GB GDDR3
Memory Interface 384-bit
Memory Bandwidth 76.8GB/sec
Max Power Consumption 150W
Number of Slots 2
Display Connectors DVI-I + DVI-I + Stereo
Dual-Link DVI 2


Key Features and Benefits: 

NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 4800 For Mac® 

1.5 GB GDDR3 GPU Memory with Ultra Fast Memory Bandwidth
Massive 1.5GB frame buffer and memory bandwidth up to 76.8 GB/sec. delivers high throughput for interactive visualization of large models and high-performance for real time processing of large textures and frames and enables the highest quality and resolution full-scene antialiasing (FSAA). 

128-Bit Precision Graphics Pipeline
Enables sophisticated mathematical computations to maintain high accuracy, resulting in unmatched visual quality. Full IEEE 32-bit floating-point precision per color component (RGBA) delivers millions of color variations with the broadest dynamic range. 

64-Bit Floating Point Precision
Sets new standards for image clarity and quality through 64-bit floating point capabilities in shading, filtering, texturing, and blending. Enables unprecedented rendered image quality for visual effects processing. 

Advanced Color Compression, Early Z-Cull
Improved pipeline color compression and early z-culling to increase effective bandwidth and improve rendering efficiency and performance. 

Cg High-Level Graphics Shader Language
Cg—“C” for graphics—is a high-level, open-standard programming language for OpenGL that takes advantage of the power of programmable GPUs. Quadro programmable graphics pipelines leverage high-level shading languages to enable the creation and integration of real-time photorealistic effects into 3D models, scenes, and designs. 

Full-Scene Antialiasing (FSAA)
Up to 32x FSAA dramatically reduces visual aliasing artifacts or “jaggies” resulting in highly realistic scenes. 

NVIDIA® CUDA™ Architecture
A parallel computing processor architecture exposed through a C language environment and tool suite in combination with high performance visualization, CUDA unleashes new capabilities to solve highly complex challenges such as real-time ray tracing, video encoding, and interactive volume rendering. 

Hardware-Accelerated Pixel Read-Back
Up to 2.4GB/sec pixel read-back performance delivers massive host throughput. 

Highest Workstation Application Performance 
Next-generation architecture enables over 2x improvement in geometry and fill rates with the industry’s highest performance for professional CAD, DCC, and scientific applications. 

High-Performance Display Outputs
400MHz RAMDACs and two dual-link DVI digital connectors drive the highest resolution digital displays available on the market. 

8K Texture and Render Processing
The ability to texture from and render to 8K x 8K surfaces. Beneficial for applications that demand the highest resolution and quality image processing. Next-Generation Vertex and Pixel Programmability Shader Model 4.0 Reference standard for Shader model 4.0 enabling a higher level of performance and realistic effects for OpenGL and next generation DirectX 10 (via Boot Camp) industry-leading professional applications. 

NVIDIA High Precision High Dynamic Range (HDR) Technology 
Sets new standards for image clarity and quality through floating point capabilities in shading, filtering, texturing, and blending. Enables unprecedented rendered image quality for visual effects processing. 

NVIDIA® PureVideo® HD Technology

PureVideo technology is the combination of high-definition video processors and software that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for SD and HD video content. Features include, high-quality scaling, spatial temporal de-interlacing, inverse telecine, and high quality HD video playback from Blu-ray discs. 

NVIDIA Unified GPU Architecture
Industry’s first unified architecture designed to dynamically allocate compute, geometry, shading and pixel processing power to deliver optimized GPU performance. 

PCI Express 2.0 Compliant
Doubles the data transfer rate up to 5 GT/sec per lane for an aggregate bandwidth of 16 GB/sec bi-directional (8 GB/sec in each direction). 

Professional 3D Stereo Solutions
Professional 3D Stereo Solutions enables robust control of stereo effect through a dedicated 3-pin mini-din connection between the graphics card and 3D stereo hardware. 

Run Microsoft Windows with GPU Acceleration
Experience full, native Quadro 3D features and application performance when using Boot Camp to run Windows on a Mac Pro. 

Ultra Quiet Design
Engineered to deliver high performance with low acoustics for a quiet desktop environment. 


Product Specifications
  • Physical dimensions: ATX form factor, 4.36 inches x 10.5 inches, dual slot
  • Frame buffer memory: 1.5GB GDDR3
  • Memory interface: 384-bit
  • Memory bandwidth: 76.8GB/sec
  • Maximum power consumption: 150W
  • Graphics bus: PCI Express Gen 2 x16
  • Display connectors: DVI-I + DVI-I + Stereo
  • Dual-link DVI: Yes (2)
  • Auxiliary power connectors: Yes (1), 6-pin
  • Number of slots: 2
  • Thermal solution: Active fansink
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 for Mac Architecture
  • 128-bit color precision
  • Unlimited fragment instruction
  • Unlimited vertex instruction
  • 3D volumetric texture support
  • Hardware accelerated antialiased points and lines
  • Hardware OpenGL overlay planes
  • Hardware accelerated two-sided lighting
  • Hardware accelerated clipping planes
  • 3rd generation occlusion culling
  • Window ID clipping functionality
  • Hardware accelerated line stippling
Shading Architecture
  • Full Shader Model 4.0 (OpenGL 3.0/DirectX 10 class)
  • Long fragment programs (unlimited instructions)
  • Long vertex programs (unlimited instructions)
  • Looping and subroutines (up to 256 loops per vertex program)
  • Dynamic flow control
  • Conditional execution
High Level Shader Languages
  • Optimized complier for Cg
  • OpenGL 3.0 and DirectX 10 support
  • Open source compiler
High-Resolution Antialiasing
  • Rotated Grid Full-Scene Antialiasing (RG FSAA)
  • 32x FSAA dramatically reduces visual aliasing artifacts or “jaggies” at resolutions up to 1920 x 1200
Display Resolution Support
  • Dual dual-link DVI-I outputs drives a digital display at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 at 60Hz
  • Internal 400 MHz DAC drives one analog display at resolutions up to 2048 x 1536 at 85Hz
Package Contains
  • Quadro FX 4800 For Mac graphics board
  • Two DVI to VGA adapters
  • Auxiliary power connector cable
  • Software Installation CD
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Registration Card
  • Installation Guide (PDF)
Supported Platforms
  • MacPro3,1 or MacPro4,1 or later – Note: MacPro1,1 and MacPro2,1 are not compatible
Minimum System Requirements
  • Mac OS X v10.5.7 or later
  • Intel Xeon® processor or higher
  • 2GB RAM or higher
  • Dual slot with one (1) open PCI Express x16 slot
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From August 16, 2010 until October 31, 2010 PNY is offering a $200 mail-in rebate on NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 for Mac professional graphics boards. 


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