Architected for leading-edge manufacturing and design companies, this next generation solution within the most requested mid-range professional graphics family, provides a balanced price and performance combination. Featuring NVIDIA® CUDA™ parallel computing architecture, 30-bit color fidelity, and automatic configuration of application display settings for optimal performance, the Quadro FX 1800 sets the standard for power efficiency while delivering a rich user experience.
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Maximum Price Performance for Manufacturing and Design Professionals Quadro FX 1800 provides over 20% higher performance and 50% more graphics memory, over previous generations, for interactive visualization of large assemblies and scenes.
CUDA Parallel Computing Architecture NVIDIA® CUDA™ is a revolutionary parallel computing architecture for Quadro professional GPUs enabling breakthrough performance in areas such as video encoding, image processing, and accurate physics.
NVIDIA Application Configuration Engine (ACE) Automatically adjusts graphics settings for optimized application performance from the start, eliminating the need to manually adjust setting per application.
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Power Efficiency for Reduced Cost Power saving techniques enables EnergyStar compliant workstations to efficiently manage power consumption, without sacrificing performance.
30-Bit Color Fidelity
30-bit color fidelity (10-bits per color) enables billions rather than millions of color variations for rich, vivid image quality with the broadest dynamic range.
128-Bit Precision Graphics Pipeline
Full IEEE 32-bit floating-point precision per color component (RGBA) delivers millions of color variations with the broadest dynamic range. Sets new standards for image clarity and quality in shading, filtering, texturing, and blending. Enables unprecedented rendered image quality for visual effects processing.
768 MB GDDR3 GPU Memory with ultra fast memory bandwidth
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).
Advanced Color Compression, Early Z-Cull
Improved pipeline color compression and early z-culling to increase effective bandwidth and improve rendering efficiency and performance.
Compatible with Industry Standard Architectures
Compatible with x86 32 and 64-bit microprocessor architectures and operating systems from Intel/AMD and Microsoft/Linux.
Cg High-Level Graphics Shader Language
Cg—“C” for graphics—is a high-level, open-standard programming language that takes advantage of the power of programmable GPUs. NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 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. This represents a key enabler for the creation of real-time, photo-realistic visuals within CAD, DCC, and scientific applications.
Essential for Windows Vista
Offering an enriched 3D user interface, increased application performance, and the highest image quality, Quadro graphics boards and NVIDIA OpenGL ICD drivers are optimized for 32- and 64-bit architectures to enable the Microsoft® Windows Vista® experience.
Full-Scene Antialiasing (FSAA)
Up to 32x FSAA dramatically reduces visual aliasing artifacts or “jaggies,” resulting in highly realistic scenes.
Hardware 3D Window Clipping
Hardware accelerated clip regions (data transfer mechanism between a window and the frame buffer) which improve overall graphics performance by increasing transfer speed between color buffer and frame buffer.
Enables transport of video and audio to HDTV’s and other HDMI capable devices (via HDMI adaptor).
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 up to two DisplayPort 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 industry-leading professional applications.
Next-Generation Vertex and Pixel Programmability
Quadro FX GPUs introduce infinite length vertex programs and dynamic flow control, removing the previous limits on complexity, and structure of shader programs. Quadro FX GPUs deliver sophisticated effects never before imagined for real-time graphics systems.
CUDA Architecture NVIDIA® CUDA™ is a revolutionary parallel computing architecture for Quadro professional GPUs enabling breakthrough performance in areas such as video encoding, image processing, and accurate physics.
NVIDIA Graphics API Extensions
NVIDIA provides a set of extensions to standard graphics APIs for Linux and Windows, enabling applications to take maximum advantage of state-of-the-art GPU capabilities.
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
The ultimate high-definition movie experience on your PC by combining high-definition movie decode acceleration and post-processing on HDCP enabled platform, HDCP circuitry, and integration with HD movie players. It delivers superb picture quality for all video formats, as well as stunning HD DVD and Blu-ray movies—with low CPU utilization and power consumption.
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.
nView Multi-Display Technology
The NVIDIA® nView™ advanced Display Software delivers maximum flexibility for single-large display or multi-display options, providing unprecedented end-user control of the desktop experience for increased productivity.
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).
OpenGL Quad Buffered Stereo Support
OpenGL Quad Buffered Stereo offers professional applications the capability of smooth and immersive 3D Stereo experience.
Dual DisplayPort Digital Display Connectors
Dual DisplayPort connectors support ultra-high-resolution panels (up to 2560 x 1600) -- which result in amazing image quality producing detailed photorealistic images.
Single Dual-Link Digital Display Connector
Dual-link TMDS transmitter supports ultra-high-resolution panels (up to 3840 x 2400 @24Hz) --which result in amazing image quality producing detailed photorealistic images.
Ultra quiet design
Engineered to deliver high performance with low acoustics for a quiet desktop environment.
Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
The NVIDIA UDA guarantees forward and backward compatibility with software drivers. Simplifies upgrading to a new NVIDIA product because all NVIDIA products work with the same driver software.