NVIDIA announced two new Quadro professional graphics cards based on its Fermi architecture, the mid-range Quadro 2000 with 192 NVIDIA CUDA cores and the entry-level Quadro 600 with 96 CUDA processor cores.
The Quadro 2000 utilizes the new NVIDIA Scalable Geometry Engine technology to deliver dramatically higher performance across leading CAD and DCC applications such as SolidWorks and Autodesk 3ds Max. It offers 1.5 times the geometry performance of the previous Quadro graphics processing unit (GPU) mid-range solution, according to NVIDIA. The Quadro 600 is a flexible half height solution that features the industry’s best performance per watt. Both of them have 1GB of graphics memory and use PCI Express 2.0.
The Quadro 2000 and Quadro 600 support OpenGL 4.1, DirectX 11, Shader Model 5.0, DirectCompute and OpenCL, and feautres 30-bit color fidelity (10-bits per color) to display billions of color variations. The Quadro 2000 is priced at $599 and Quadro 600 at $199.