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NVIDIA Advances The State Of Graphics For CAD And DCC Visualisation


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NVIDIA Advances The State Of Graphics For CAD And DCC Visualisation

New NVIDIA Quadro® FX 3700 Graphics Board Offers Best Features, Programmability, Price and Performance for Power Users

SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 9, 2008 – NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA), the world leader in visual computing technologies, once again takes the lead in improving productivity for computer-aided design (CAD) and digital content creators with the announcement of the NVIDIA Quadro® FX 3700, a high-end graphics board capable of delivering a performance increase of up to 2X as compared to the previous generation of product.

“Dassault Systèmes’ PLM solutions customers have always demanded the optimal combination of large-model performance and feature set from their graphic solutions. Now with the tight integration of GPU-based vertex scaling and CgFX-based realistic material shaders within CATIA, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 comes at the ideal time and with the ideal combination of performance and features,” said Christophe Delattre, Dassault Systemes, R&D manager, Visualisation. “We certainly feel the Quadro FX 3700 will address our users’ demanding expectations.”

The Quadro FX 3700 graphics board offers high throughput for interactive visualisation, and with 112 parallel processors, 512 MB of onboard graphics memory, and a 256-bit memory interface, the card easily manages the large models and complex, real-time shaders that dominate the CAD and digital content creation (DCC) markets. To greatly streamline the user experience, the Quadro FX 3700 graphics board incorporates the NVIDIA® Application Configuration Engine (ACE), which automatically configures the graphics hardware and software to deliver maximum application performance. The board also offers award-winning SLI technology to dynamically scale graphics performance, enhance image quality, and expand display real estate.

The advanced NVIDIA Unifed Architecture, introduced last year, enables sophisticated shaders to simulate a virtually unlimited range of physical characteristics, such as lighting effects (dispersion, reflection, refraction, BRDF models) and physical surface properties (casting effects, porosity, molded surfaces). Real-time shaders allow these effects to be combined and modified interactively, something that is impossible with simple 2D static texture maps.

The Quadro FX 3700 graphics board also offers PCI-Express Gen 2 support, essentially doubling the data transfer rate between the GPU and the Gen 2 chipsets to a blazing fast 16 Gbps. Also, being Energy Star 4.0 compliant, the Quadro FX 3700 graphics board consumes less than 80 watts of power for improved energy management.

“The NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 graphics board is proof positive that NVIDIA continues to invest heavily in leading-edge solutions for professional users,” said Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. “It combines rich features with outstanding performance to successfully complete a top-to-bottom series of professional visualisation solutions that are unmatched in the industry.”

The Quadro FX 3700 graphics board supports the NVIDIA CUDA™ technology, a C-language development environment for NVIDIA GPUs that allows application developers to utilise the massively parallel computation power of the Quadro FX 3700 graphics board to greatly reduce the time it takes to solve complex visualisation problems.

NVIDIA Quadro solutions are widely available through leading PC manufacturers like HP, Dell, IBM, and Sun; leading workstation system integrators; and NVIDIA channel partners PNY Technologies (US and EMEA), Leadtek (APAC), and Elsa (Japan). For more information about the full lineup of NVIDIA professional solutions please visit The Quadro FX 3700 graphics board has an MSRP of $1599 (US).

NVIDIA is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce® products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro™ products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla™ products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to the impact, benefits, price, features and performance of NVIDIA Quadro® FX 3700 graphics board; customer preferences; and the timing of and sources of availability of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 graphics board are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: delays in ramping NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 graphics board into production; difficulties in the development of new and enhanced products; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble, package and test the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 graphics board; manufacturing or software defects in the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 graphics board; unexpected loss of performance when the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 graphics board is integrated into systems; the impact of technological developments and competition; general industry trends; changes in customers' preferences; changes in industry standards and interfaces as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission including our Form 10-Q for the fiscal period ended October 28, 2007. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our website and are available from us without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, we disclaim any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.