nVidia has unveiled what it describes as 'the most powerful professional graphics card in graphics history', the Quadro FX 5800.

The Quadro FX 5800 graphics card up to 240 programmable parallel cores and the industry's first 4GB of graphics memory. It also features a memory bandwidth of up to 102GB per second, and fill rates that exceed 52 billion texels per second and geometry performance of 300 million triangles per second, according to nVidia.

The Quadro FX 5800 GPU features true 10-bit colour, enabling billions rather than millions of colour variations for rich, vivid image quality with the broader dynamic range. The board will be available in the UK through PNY and within workstations from system builders.