nVidia has given its line of Quadro FX workstation-class graphics cards a complete overhaul, launching six new boards ranging from the affordable entry-level Quadro FX 380 to the first model with 4GB of graphics RAM, the Quadro FX 5800.

The nVidia Quadro FX 5800 is a ultra high-end solution for users who work with large-scale models and datasets, and includes 240 CUDA parallel processing cores for the fastest performance in the range. It costs £2,599. Below this is the £1,429 FX 4800, which features 1.5GB RAM and 192 CUDA parallel processors.


The FX 3800 is single slot solution with 192 CUDA cores, 1GB RAM, 30-bit colour output and added support for nVidia's SLI Multi-OS virtualization technology and SDI support. It costs £739.

The £399 FX 1800 is a mid-range solution with 64 CUDA cores and 768MB RAM. The range is completed by the entry-level £149 Quadro FX 580 with 32 CUDA cores and 512MB RAM, and the £99 Quadro FX 380 with 16 cores and 256MB RAM.


Most have two DisplayPort outputs and one DVI output. The Quadro FX 5800 has two DVI and one DisplayPort output, and the Quadro FX 380 has two DVI outputs. All support DirectX 10, OpenGL 3.0 and Shader Model 4.0.

nVidia Quadro FX boards are available in the UK from PNY.