- GPU Features
- Next-Generation NVIDIA® CUDA™ Architecture
Breakthrough NVIDIA CUDA parallel computing architecture, code named Fermi, tightly integrates advanced visualization and compute features delivering application 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 more complex than ever before.
- Fast 64-Bit Floating Point Precision
Industry’s fastest double precision floating point performance enabling accurate results on mission-critical applications, including computer-aided-design, finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics. Available only on Quadro 5010M.
- Large Framebuffers with Ultra-Fast Bandwidth
Large GPU memory with fast bandwidth for display of complex models and scenes, as well as computation of large datasets. Quadro 5010M (4 GB GDDR5), Quadro 4000M, 3000M (2 GB GDDR5), Quadro 2000M, 1000M (2 GB DDR3).
- 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.
- Error Correction Codes (ECC) Memory
Meets strict requirements for mission critical applications with uncompromised computing accuracy and reliability. Offers protection of data in memory to enhance integrity of results. Available only on Quadro 5010M.
- NVIDIA® GigaThread™ Engine
Provides up to 10x faster context switching compared to previous generation architectures, concurrent kernel execution and improved thread block scheduling.
- Dual Copy Engines
Enables the highest rates of parallel data processing and concurrent throughput between the GPU and host, accelerating techniques such as ray tracing, color grading and physical simulation. Available only on Quadro 5010M.
- 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 improve overall graphics performance by increasing transfer speed between color buffer and frame buffer.
- Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
The NVIDIA UDA guarantees forward and backward compatibility with software drivers. Simplifies upgrading to a new solution because all Quadro products work with the same driver software.
- Image Quality
- Full-Scene Antialiasing (FSAA)
Up to 64X FSAA dramatically reduces visual aliasing artifacts or "jaggies," resulting in superior image quality and highly realistic scenes.
- GPU Tessellation with Shader Model 5.0
Quadro Tessellation Engines automatically generate 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 is 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.
- Display Features
- 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.
- NVIDIA® 3D Vision Pro™ Stereoscopic Solution
Advanced active shutter glasses deliver crystal-clear stereoscopic 3D visualization for the most immersive experience. RF technology enables a range of environments from collaborative work spaces to theaters. 3D Vision Pro solution sold separately.
- OpenGL Quad Buffered Stereo Support
OpenGL Quad Buffered Stereo offers professional applications the capability of smooth and immersive 3D Stereo experience in full screen or windowed modes.
- Software Support
- 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.
- Microsoft® Windows® 7 Support
Take advantage of all the new and compelling features included with Windows 7, delivering unprecedented application performance, advanced visual realism, and premium reliability on mobile workstations.
- 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.
- 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® Application Acceleration Engines Support
Supercharge application performance and capabilities with highly optimized software modules, including SceniX™ and OptiX™ for advanced creative and investigative possibilities.
- NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
The second generation of NVIDIA's advanced hardware power management technology intelligently adapts to the user's need for longer battery life and improved performance by dynamically reducing notebook power consumption and heat generation for the graphics subsystem.
- Industry Standard
- Compatible with Industry Standard Architectures
Compatible with Microsoft and Linux operating systems, as well as Intel and AMD x86 32- and 64-bit microprocessor architectures.
- 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).