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NVIDIA has consistently set new standards in visual computing with breathtaking, interactive graphics available on devices ranging from tablets and portable media players to notebooks and workstations. NVIDIA’s expertise in programmable GPUs has led to breakthroughs in parallel processing which make supercomputing inexpensive and widely accessible.

The newest Quadro solutions, built on NVIDIA’s new Fermi architecture, are the first to provide both advanced visualization and high performance computing capabilities, delivering up to 5x faster performance across a broad range of design, animation and video applications. Quadro solutions unite cutting-edge hardware and software to solve the world’s most challenging graphics needs with:

  • The Industry’s Largest Graphics Memory and Scalable Geometry Engine for maximum interactive speeds on the largest of projects.
  • HD quality stereo, now with 3D Vision Pro glasses for the ultimate in viewing quality and flexibility.
  • NVIDIA’s Scalable Visual Solutions and Digital Video Pipeline for super-high resolutions and highly reliable real-time video possibilities.

As with all NVIDIA Quadro solutions, these new solutions are designed, built and engineered by NVIDIA for professionals – with the highest standards of quality, capabilities and reliability in addition to industry-leading performance.

NVIDIA® Professional Solutions Group and Autodesk provide a qualified hardware-software solution to enable professional designers to create and interact with more complex designs, achieving maximum productivity without sacrificing visual quality.


The mental ray iray renderer for 3ds Max 2011¹ provides 3D artists with intuitive means for creating images that rival photographs in a fraction of the time of traditional workflows. Designers can now use materials and lights which correspond and react like those in the physical world to quickly bring their 3ds Max worlds to life, rather than juggling a multitude of computer graphics controls to merely approximate it.

The iray workflow is further enhanced with massive acceleration from NVIDIA Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) based on the NVIDIA® CUDA™ architecture. While iray produces identical images on either CPUs or GPUs, 3ds Max users will enjoy up to 6x faster results over a quad-core CPU² when using an NVIDIA® Quadro® 5000 or NVIDIA® Tesla™ C2050. Designers looking for the fastest iray results can further boost their speed by adding additional NVIDIA GPUs to their system.

iray rendering is accelerated on all NVIDIA CUDA™-enabled GPUs. The massive processing power and large frame buffers of the new Fermi-based NVIDIA Quadro and Tesla GPUs dramatically decrease your time to photorealistic results.

To learn more about Quadro solutions, please review:

Quadro solutions for iray in 3ds Max 2011
Quadro solutions for AutoCAD
Quadro solutions home page
Quadro product literature

For more information, please contact NVIDIA.


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