Nvidia unveils new Quadro FX line up

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With two of these new Nvidia Quadro FX3800 graphics cards you can run Windows and Linux at the same timer on the same workstation with little or no drop in 3D performance

On what is arguably the biggest day for workstation-class hardware releases for some years Nvidia has unveiled its new top-to-bottom line of Quadro FX professional GPU solutions, many of which will soon be available in new workstations from all the major manufacturers.

Joining the Quadro FX 5800 and Quadro FX 4800, which were announced last year, are the Quadro FX 380, FX 580, FX 1800, and FX 3800. Apart from promising better performance than its previous generation cards, one of the most interesting new features is the introduction of Nvidia SLI Multi-OS, a technology that enables workstation virtualisation.

Supported in the Quadro FX 3800 and above, SLI Multi-OS works in association with Parallels Workstation Extreme virtualisation software and Intel’s VT-d technology, assigning both the host and guest virtual machine its own dedicated GPU and boasting close to 100% the 3D performance that you would get from running each OS on its own workstation.

Click here for my first experiences with Parallels Workstation Extreme virtualisation software

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