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.