The NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 X2 graphics card from NVIDIA Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) is designed for advanced visualization systems requiring scalable graphics performance, such as CAD and geo-seismic applications. The card features two NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 graphics processing units (GPUs) in a dual-slot configuration. Multi-GPU rendering enables maximum performance and image quality, leveraging 32x full-scene antialiasing for graphics-intensive applications.

The quad, dual-link DVI drives visual real estate on up to four ultra-high-resolution displays (3840 × 2400). Certified on all CAD, geo-seismic, and visualization applications, the card provides a 128-bit floating point pipeline and 12-bit subpixel precision. Other features include an ATX 4.38 x 12.28" form factor, 512 MB GDDR3 frame buffer memory per GPU, 256-bit memory interface, memory bandwidth of 33.6 GB/sec., maximum power consumption of 145W, and PCI Express x16 graphics bus. The card supports Windows® XP/2000 and Linux operating systems.

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This article first appeared in the December, 2006 issue of Embedded Technology Magazine.

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