Nvidia rolls out cheaper G80-based Quadros


— 9:16 AM on September 13, 2007

After introducing its Quadro FX 5600 and Quadro FX 4600 professional graphics cards in March, Nvidia has returned with more Quadros based on the same architecture as its GeForce 8-series desktop graphics processors. The new Quadros are mid-range and entry-level contenders, dubbed Quadro FX 1700, Quadro FX 570, Quadro NVS 290, and Quadro FX 370.

The Quadro FX 1700 is the big kahuna of the new batch, priced at $699 and sporting 512MB of DDR2 RAM clocked at 800MHz, a 128-bit memory interface, and a 42W power rating. Next down the line is the Quadro FX 570, which is priced at $199 and packs 256MB of 800MHz DDR2 RAM, a 128-bit memory interface, and a 38W power rating.

Then there's the $149 Quadro NVS 270, which has 256MB of DDR2 memory, a 64-bit memory bus, and is rated for 21W of power consumption. The $129 Quadro FX 370 has 256MB of 800MHz DDR2 RAM, a 64-bit memory bus, and it's rated for 35W.

Comparative application performance numbers for the new cards can be viewed on this page.

 
   
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