NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 by PNY Technologies Mid-Range Professional Graphics Solution
Create innovative designs with the NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 1800 by PNY professional graphics solution architected for leading-edge manufacturing and design companies. The next generation solution within the most requested mid-range professional graphics family, Quadro FX 1800 provides a balanced price and performance combination. Featuring the NVIDIA CUDA parallel computing architecture, 30-bit color accuracy, and automatic configuration of application display settings for optimal performance, the Quadro FX 1800 sets the standard for power efficiency while delivering a rich user experience.
Key Features and Benefits
30-bit color fidelity (10 bits per color) enables billions rather than millions of color variations for rich, vivid image quality with the broadest dynamic range.
128-Bit Precision Graphics Pipeline
Full IEEE 32-bit floating-point precision per color component (RGBA) delivers millions of color variations with the broadest dynamic range. Sets new standards for image clarity and quality in shading, filtering, texturing, and blending. Enables unprecedented rendered image quality for visual effects processing.
768 MB GDDR3 GPU Memory with ultra fast memory bandwidth
Delivers high throughput for interactive visualization of large models and high-performance for real time processing of large textures and frames and enables the highest quality and resolution full-scene antialiasing (FSAA).
Advanced Color Compression, Early Z-Cull
Improved pipeline color compression and early z-culling to increase effective bandwidth and improve rendering efficiency and performance.
Compatible with Industry Standard Architectures
Compatible with x86 32 and 64-bit microprocessor architectures and operating systems from Intel/AMD and Microsoft/Linux.
Cg High-Level Graphics Shader Language
Cg—“C” for graphics—is a high-level, open-standard programming language that takes advantage of the power of programmable GPUs. NVIDIA Quadro FX programmable graphics pipelines leverage high-level shading languages to enable the creation and integration of real-time photorealistic effects into 3D models, scenes, and designs. This represents a key enabler for the creation of real-time, photo-realistic visuals within CAD, DCC, and scientific applications.
Essential for Microsoft Windows Vista
Offering an enriched 3D user interface, increased application performance, and the highest image quality, NVIDIA Quadro graphics boards and NVIDIA® OpenGL ICD drivers are optimized for 32- and 64-bit architectures to enable the Windows Vista experience.
Full-Scene Antialiasing (FSAA)
Up to 32x FSAA dramatically reduces visual aliasing artifacts or “jaggies,” resulting in highly realistic scenes.
Hardware 3D Window Clipping
Hardware accelerated clip regions (data transfer mechanism between a window and the frame buffer) which improve overall graphics performance by increasing transfer speed between color buffer and frame buffer.
Enables transport of video and audio to HDTV’s and other HDMI capable devices (via HDMI adaptor)
Highest Workstation Application Performance
Next-generation architecture enables over 2x improvement in geometry and fill rates with the industry’s highest performance for professional CAD, DCC, and scientific applications.
8K Texture and Render Processing
The ability to texture from and render to 8K x 8K surfaces. Beneficial for applications that demand the highest resolution and quality image processing.
Next-Generation Vertex and Pixel Programmability Shader Model 4.0
Reference standard for Shader Model 4.0 enabling a higher level of performance and realistic effects for OpenGL and next generation DirectX 10 industry-leading professional applications.
Next-Generation Vertex and Pixel Programmability
NVIDIA Quadro FX GPUs introduce infinite length vertex programs and dynamic flow control, removing the previous limits on complexity, and structure of shader programs. NVIDIA Quadro FX GPUs deliver sophisticated effects never before imagined for real-time graphics systems.
NVIDIA® CUDA™ Architecture
NVIDIA® CUDA™ is a revolutionary parallel computing architecture for NVIDIA Quadro professional GPUs enabling breakthrough performance in areas such as video encoding, image processing, and accurate physics.
NVIDIA Graphics API Extensions
NVIDIA provides a set of extensions to standard graphics APIs for Linux and Windows, enabling applications to take maximum advantage of state-of-the-art GPU capabilities.
NVIDIA High Precision High Dynamic Range (HDR) Technology
Sets new standards for image clarity and quality through floating point capabilities in shading, filtering, texturing, and blending. Enables unprecedented rendered image quality for visual effects processing.
NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology
The ultimate high-definition movie experience on your PC by combining high-definition movie decode, acceleration and post-processing on HDCP enabled platforms. PureVideo HD delivers superb picture quality for all video formats, as well as stunning Blu-ray playback—with low CPU utilization and power consumption.
NVIDIA GPU Unified Architecture
Industry’s first unified architecture designed to dynamically allocate compute, geometry, shading and pixel processing power to deliver optimized GPU performance.
NVIDIA® nView™ Multi-Display Technology
The nView advanced Display Software delivers maximum flexibility for single-large display or multi-display options, providing unprecedented end-user control of the desktop experience for increased productivity.
PCI Express Gen 2 Compliant
Doubles the data transfer rate up to 5 GT/sec per lane for an aggregate bandwidth of 16 GB/sec bi-directional (8 GB/sec in each direction).
Dual DisplayPort Digital Display Connectors
Dual DisplayPort connectors support ultra-high-resolution panels (up to 2560 x 1600) --which result in amazing image quality producing detailed photorealistic images.
Single DVI Dual-Link Digital Display Connector
Dual-link TMDS transmitter supports ultra-high-resolution panels (up to 3840 x 2400 @24Hz) --which result in amazing image quality producing detailed photorealistic images.
Ultra quiet design
Acoustics lower than most desktops at sub 40db for a quiet desktop environment.
Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
The NVIDIA UDA guarantees forward and backward compatibility with software drivers. Simplifies upgrading to a new NVIDIA product because all NVIDIA products work with the same driver software.
Product Specifications 768MB GDDR3 frame buffer 192-bit memory interface 38.4GB/sec memory bandwidth DVI dual link and two DisplayPort PCI Express x16 Gen 2 bus interface (compatible with Gen 1) 59W maximum power consumption No auxiliary power required Active fansink thermal management ATX form factor, 4.376” (H) x 7.8” (L)
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 by PNY Architecture 128-bit color precision 10-bit per color display pipeline Unlimited fragment instruction Unlimited vertex instruction Hardware-accelerated, antialiased points and lines Hardware OpenGL overlay planes Hardware-accelerated, two-sided lighting Hardware-accelerated clipping planes 3rd-generation occlusion culling Window ID clipping functionality Hardware-accelerated line stippling
Shading Architecture Full Shader Model 4.0 (OpenGL 3.0/DirectX 10 class) Long fragment programs (unlimited instructions) Long vertex programs (unlimited instructions) Looping and subroutines (up to 256 loops per vertex program) Dynamic flow control Conditional execution
High Level Shader Languages Optimized complier for Cg and Microsoft HLSL OpenGL 3.0 and DirectX 10 support Open source compiler
High-Resolution Antialiasing Rotated Grid Full-Scene Antialiasing (RG FSAA) 32x FSAA dramatically reduces visual aliasing artifacts or “jaggies” at resolution up to 1920x1200
Display Resolution Support Dual DisplayPort support— ultra-high-resolution panels (up to 2560 x 1600 at Hz) Single dual-link DVI-I output drives digital display at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 at 60Hz
NVIDIA nView Architecture Advanced multi-display desktop and application management, seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Windows.
Package Contains NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 by PNY graphics board DVI-I to VGA adapter DisplayPort to DVI-D single link adapter Drivers for Windows Vista and XP Detailed Installation Guide Quickstart Installation Guide Quadro Application Utilities on CD-ROM
Supported Operating Systems Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit and 32-bit) Microsoft Windows XP (64-bit and 32-bit) Microsoft Windows 2000 (32-bit) Linux – full OpenGL implementation with NVIDIA and ARB extensions (64-bit and 32-bit) Solaris AMD64, Intel EM64T
Minimum System Requirements PC compatible with Intel Pentium 4/Xeon or AMD Opteron class processor or higher Open PCI Express x16 lane slot Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, 2000, or Linux 512MB system memory 50MB of available disk space for full installation CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive DVI-I or DisplayPort compatible display PCI Express Gen 2 support