Techweb heeft een nieuwsartikeltje getikt over de nVidia Quadro:
The Quadro uses Nvidia's four-pixel-per-clock processing pipeline, and has a core frequncy of 135 MHz, compared with the 120-MHz clock speed of the GeForce. The memory interface runs at 333 MHz, compared with 300 MHz for the GeForce, and connects to double-data-rate SDRAM. The Quadro chip outputs 17 million triangles or 540 million pixels per second, at peak rates, processing up to 200 million BOPS (billions of operations per second).
Nvidia assigned parallel design teams to architect the two chips. However, the Quadro includes advanced features, such as anti-aliased points and lines, two-sided lighting, unlimited windowing, front-buffer 3-D clipping, and shared back buffer support-all features demanded by CAD professionals, Tamasi said.
The Nvidia Quadro workstation GPU will be offered in the new Gloria II professional graphics accelerator board from Elsa. The chip is priced between $100 and $150, depending on the volume ordered, Tamasi said. The chip and board will ship with drivers for the Pentium III and Advanced Micro Devices' Athlon microprocessor, running under the Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Linux operating systems.