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NVIDIA Quadro Pro GP100 Bringing The Big Guns To The Workstation [Video]

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If you are looking for a pure gaming video card, the new NVIDIA Quadro Pro GP100 is not it. However, if you are aiming for a graphic card aimed at virtual reality, content creation, simulation, and engineering applications, then read on.

The NVIDIA Quadro Pro GP 100 is capable of handling up to 5K displays at 60Hz, and it shares many features of the NVIDIA Tesla P100. In addition, the GPU also provides super fast NVLink to Windows PC's and workstations, according to PC World.

NVIDIA's GPU production has changed quite a bit since Kepler and Maxwell. It is now becoming a norm that the company's biggest GPU's to not pull triple-duty for consumer, workstations, and servers. The result is graphic card bringing Big Pascal to life in the NVIDIA Quadro Pro GP100, packed into the trademarked blower-style shroud, and with a standard PCIe interface.

NVIDIA claims the Quadro GP100 transforms the average desktop workstation with the power of a supercomputer, according to Digital Trends. Accordingly, the GPU will allow engineers, designers, researchers, and artists to:

  •  Unify simulation, HPC, rendering and design with 16GB of high-bandwidth memory (HBM2), making simulations faster than before. Combining two GP100's with NVLink and scale 32GB of HBM2, creating a visual computing solution in one workstation.
  •  Explore deep learning with more than 20 TFLOPS of 16-bit floating-point precision computing for Windows and Linux environments.
  •  Incorporate VR into design and simulation workflows - the NVIDIA Quadro GP100 is VR Ready and have the power to create detailed, lifelike, and immersive environments. Pascal-based, it can render photorealistic images more than 18 times faster than a conventional CPU.
  •  Allows users to visualize data in high resolution and HDR color on up to four 5K displays, creating expansive visual workspaces.

The GP100, along with Pascal-based P4000, P2000, P1000, P600, and P400 is touted to replace Kepler and Maxwell architecture cards. The new range of Quadro GPU's will be available to distribution partners and workstation manufacturers beginning March.

No price points are available at this time, sufficing to say, it will not come cheap. Companies set to use the new component are HP, Dell, Fujitsu, and Lenovo, according to NVIDIA.

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