NVidia has announced that the Quadro FX Go1000, their new flagship mobile workstation graphics solution, is now available. The company claims that the new chip will drive applications such as Discreet 3ds max up to 50 per cent faster than their previous Quadro FX Go 700.

NVidia has announced that the Quadro FX Go1000, their new flagship mobile workstation graphics solution, is now available. The company claims that the new chip will drive applications such as Discreet 3ds max up to 50 per cent faster than their previous Quadro FX Go 700.

The Quadro FX Go1000 is now being distributed to laptop manufacturers. The chip, as well as the previous Quadro FX Go 700, is already available in the Dell Precision M60, says NVidia.

The main performance benefits of the Quadro FX Go1000 come from three new vertex engines and two new shader units, claims NVidia. The chip also supports high-definition full-screen playback from DVDs and the company also claims that they can deliver higher performance with lower power consumption through improvements in the chip’s design.

“The NVIDIA Quadro FX Go1000 is revolutionizing mobile workstation computing,” said Rob Hoffmann, senior Maya manager at Alias. “Armed with the NVIDIA Quadro FX Go1000, digital artists can create spectacular visual effects in real time while on the movie set with the director standing over their shoulder. Content creators for feature films, games, digital publishing and design visualization have full access to superior quality and performance when they are away from the studio.”

Getting technical, NVidia claims that the Quadro FX Go1000 features the industry’s only true 128-bit floating-point graphics pipeline for a higher level of accuracy. Twelve bits of subpixel precision ensures high geometric accuracy and elimination of sparkles, cracks, and other rasterization anomalies. The chip includes 128MB DDR graphics memory, hardware accelerated anti-aliasing and overlay planes and pixel programmability.