NVIDIA today unveiled the most powerful professional graphics card in graphics history the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800.

The Quadro FX 5800 graphics card offers unprecedented performance and scalability to rapidly visualize and interpret massive datasets that until now were unattainable on a workstation graphics board. Offering up to 240 CUDA(TM) programmable parallel cores and the industries first 4GB of
graphics memory, the Quadro FX 5800 graphics card is ideally suited for oil and gas exploration, medical imaging, styling and design, and scientific visualization.

Quadro FX 5800

Other advanced features of the Quadro FX 5800 graphics card include:

— Interactive 4D modeling with time lapse capabilities
— Massive memory bandwidth of up to 102 GB per second
— Fill rates that exceed 52 billion texels per second and geometry performance of 300 million triangles per second
— Support for next-generation OpenGL and Microsoft DirectX 10 applications
— Advanced multi-system and multi-device visualization environments with Quadro G-Sync II

“Landmark’s recently launched GeoProbe(R) R5000 software empowers geoscientists with an unprecedented ability to visualize large-scale regional datasets at full resolution from a standard Linux(R) workstation,” said Nicholas Purday, manager of Geophysical Technologies at Landmark. “The
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 graphics card has a more powerful GPU and superior triangle performance, which make it possible for the GeoProbe application to quickly render large surfaces, and allow us to move many computing-intensive processes to the graphics card, significantly enhancing
the overall user experience.” Landmark is an industry leading software and technology services brand of Halliburton, one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry.

The Quadro FX 5800 GPU features true 10-bit color enabling billions rather than millions of color variations for rich, vivid image quality with the broadest dynamic range. Professionals now benefit from viewing their models with higher degrees of precision and realism never before possible.