nVidia has introduced of a new series of Quadro FX mobile GPUs, each featuring an nVidia CUDA parallel computing processor. Mobile workstation manufacturers such as Dell, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, HP and Lenovo will soon be offering the new series of Quadro FX mobile GPUs across a their models.
The flagship product of the series is the Quadro FX 3700M, with 128 CUDA processor cores, which is the first mobile chip to offer 1GB of dedicated graphics memory. Designed to deliver high-performance with large datasets, the chip offers up to 1GB of GDDR3 memory, a 256-bit memory interface, 51.2GBps graphic memory bandwidth, and support for OpenGL 2.1, Shader Model 4.0, DirectX 10, and PowerMizer 8.0 adaptive power management tools
nVidia says that the Quadro FX 2700M GPU, with 48 CUDA Parallel Computing Processor cores and 512MB of GDDR3 memory, is an ideal graphics solution for 17-inch notebook platforms targeting high-end design and content-creation applications. The Quadro FX 1700M GPU with 32 CUDA Parallel Computing Processor cores, the Quadro FX 770M GPU with 32 CUDA Parallel Computing Processor cores, and the Quadro FX 370M GPU with 8 CUDA Parallel Computing Processor cores, are designed for 15.4-inch and 14.1-inch notebooks.
CUDA is parallel computing processor architecture, exposed through a C-language environment and tool suite, in combination with high performance visualization. nVidia says that it unleashes new capabilities to solve highly complex challenges such as real-time ray tracing, video encoding, and interactive volume rendering.
Models announced at Siggraph using the chips include Dell's Precision M4400, M2400, and a concept 17-inch model; Fujitsu Siemens Celsius H; HP's EliteBook 8730w, and Lenovo's ThinkPad W700.