If you’re an artist, designer, or video professional with a Mac Pro, accelerate your workflow with the Quadro 4000 for Mac graphics solution. Delivering excellent graphics performance across a broad range of design, animation and video applications, Quadro 4000 for Mac allows you to do more, faster.
The revolutionary Quadro GPU architecture The breakthrough NVIDIA® Fermi architecture tightly integrates advanced visualization and compute features delivering performance that greatly accelerates professional workflows.
Supercharged professional applications
Delivers excellent graphics and compute performance on design, animation and video applications for Mac and Windows. Applications include Apple Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Autodesk Smoke, Mathworks Matlab and Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 for blazing-fast performance and fluid interactivity when editing HD videos, creating visual effects and enhancing digital images.
Designed, built and engineered by NVIDIA to the highest standards of quality Quadro solutions are designed, built and backed by NVIDIA to ensure the highest standards of quality, delivering industry leading performance, capabilities and reliability.
Accelerated performance for Microsoft Windows professional applications Experience native Quadro® GPU accelerated 3D graphics performance and features when using Apple Boot Camp and running native PC applications.
Next-Generation NVIDIA® CUDA™ Architecture Breakthrough NVIDIA Fermi architecture incorporates CUDA parallel computing capabilities and advanced visualization to deliver performance that greatly accelerates professional workflows.
NVIDIA® Scalable Geometry Engine™ Dramatically improves geometry performance across a broad range of CAD, DCC and medical applications, enabling you to work interactively with models and scenes that are an order of magnitude more complex than ever before.
Large Framebuffers with Ultra-Fast Bandwidth Large GPU memory with fast bandwidth for accelerating the display of complex models and scenes, as well as performing complex computation on large datasets.
NVIDIA® Parallel DataCache™ Supports a true cache hierarchy combined with on-chip shared memory. L1 and L2 caches drive exceptional throughput, accelerating features such as real-time ray tracing, physics and texture filtering.
NVIDIA® GigaThread™ Engine Provides up to 10x faster context switching compared to previous generation architectures, concurrent kernel execution, and improved thread block scheduling.
Fast 3D Texture Transfer Fast transfer and manipulation of 3D textures resulting in more interactive visualization of large volumetric datasets.
Hardware 3D Window Clipping Hardware accelerated clip regions (data transfer mechanism between a window and the frame buffer) improve overall graphics performance by increasing transfer speed between color buffer and frame buffer.
Full-Scene Antialiasing (FSAA) Up to 64X* FSAA dramatically reduces visual aliasing artifacts or “jaggies,” resulting in unparalled image quality and highly realistic scenes.
GPU Tessellation with Shader Model 5.0 Quadro Tessellation Engines automatically generates finely detailed geometry, for cinematic quality environments and scenes, without sacrificing performance.
16K Texture and Render Processing The ability to texture from and render to 16K x 16K surfaces. Beneficial for applications that demand the highest resolution and quality image processing.
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.
High-Quality Display Connectors Attaches to ultra-high-resolution panels producing phenomenal photorealistic image quality from a range of display connectors. Supports two active connectors including, dual-link DVI with up to 3840 x 2400 @ 24Hz and DisplayPort with up to 2560 x 1600. Mini DisplayPort and HDMI for integrated audio and video thru the GPU are also supported through optional cables.
OpenGL Quad Buffered Stereo Support OpenGL Quad Buffered Stereo offers professional applications the capability of smooth and immersive 3D Stereo experience.
3D Stereo Synchronization* Enables robust control of stereo effect through a dedicated 3-pin mini-din connection between the graphics card and 3D stereo hardware. Support via optional 3-pin mini din connector.
Programming the CUDA Parallel Computing Architecture General purpose GPU computing using standard programming languages like C/C++ and Fortran, and emerging APIs such as OpenCL and Direct Compute. This broad adoption of CUDA is accelerating techniques like ray tracing, video and image processing, and computation fluid dynamics.
Cg Programming Programmable GPU leverages Cg high-level, open-standard shading language to enable the creation and integration of real-time photorealistic effects into 3D models, scenes and designs.
Shader Model 5.0 Programmability Infinite length vertex programs and dynamic flow control remove the previous limits on OpenGL and DirectX shader programs, delivering sophisticated effects never before imagined.
Accelerated performance for Microsoft Windows professional applications Experience native Quadro® GPU accelerated 3D graphics performance and features when using Apple Boot Camp.
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).
Ultra-Quiet Design Acoustics lower than 28db for an ultra-quiet desktop environment.
¹ OpenGL 4.4 on Mac OSX, OpenGL 4.4 on Windows using Bootcamp ² 8x on Mac OS X
Mac Pro Requirements: >>To find out if you are running the correct Mac Pro, go to About This Mac to find out what system you are running. You can find this by doing the following:
Go to • About This Mac
Click on the • More Info button
Select • Hardware
The model identifier should be MacPro3,1 or MacPro4,1 (2008 or 2009) or later
Note: MacPro1,1 and MacPro2,1 are not compatible.
Mac OS X Software Version
The driver for the Quadro 4000 for Mac is now included in Mac Pro software version 10.7 or later. You do not need to download a separate NVIDIA driver if you have Max OS X 10.7 or later on your Mac Pro. It is important that you check your version first before you install the Quadro 4000 for Mac graphics board. Click on the Apple icon (upper left corner of the screen) and select About This Mac.
If your system OS X is not at 10.7 or later, you need to upgrade.
Use the following procedure to get your system OS upgraded to 10.7.
1. Click on the Apple icon in the upper left corner of the screen and select Software Update...
2. Continue to install software updates until your system OS is reported to be 10.7 or later.
Previous Mac OS X Software Version 10.6.8
A separate NVIDIA driver is available for Mac OS 10.6.8. It is important that you check your version first before you install the Quadro 4000 for Mac graphics board. Click on the Apple icon (upper left corner of the screen) and select
About This Mac.
If your system OS X is not at 10.6.8, you need to upgrade. We recommend upgrading to Mac OS X version 10.7.x rather than move to Mac OS X 10.6.8. Instructions for upgrading the OS are included in the above section.
Mac Driver Upgrade for 10.6.8 You will need to install a driver package for Mac OS X 10.6.8 to be able to run your Quadro 4000 for Mac. The driver package is included in the CD that ships with your product. Please follow the installation guide for further instructions. It is also available for download at the NVIDIA.com driver page here.
Note: If you have Max OS X 10.7 or later, you do not need to download an NVIDIA driver. The driver is included in Mac OS X 10.7 or later.
CUDA Application Support In order to run Mac OS X Applications that leverage the CUDA architecture of the Quadro 4000 for Mac product, users will need to download and install the latest CUDA driver for Mac located here.
Technical Support, RMA requests, replacements and warranty issues for your NVIDIA® Quadro® solutions are handled directly by our workstation partners, system integrators, and resellers. If you would like to request support, please use the links below to find the partners’ contact information.