New NVIDIA Quadro graphics solutions for Autodesk applications

Autodesk University 2009 (Booth #319), LAS VEGAS NVIDIA Corp. today launched new Quadro® professional graphics solutions for desktop and mobile workstations, designed to boost productivity and enhance creativity of 3D design professionals running Autodesk applications.

Optimized and certified for AutoCAD, 3ds Max and other Autodesk software, the new offerings include:

* NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 380 LP low profile entry-level graphics solution
The most affordable and flexible Quadro professional graphics solution, with an MSRP of $169 (USD), is perfect for design professionals moving from 2D to 3D
Best-in-class performance increases productivity with up to a 10X acceleration in AutoCAD 2009 versus consumer graphics cards1
512 MB of graphics memory enables designers, animators, architects and engineers to create and interact with more complex models and scenes while increasing visual quality
Low profile design easily fits into small form factor desktop systems
EnergyStar compliant, ultra-low 28W maximum power consumption
Meets stringent performance and reliability requirements for business critical applications

* NVIDIA Quadro® FX 3800M and Quadro® FX 2800M mobile workstation solutions
Ideal for demanding design professionals on the go
Delivers the highest level of graphics performance in the new Dell Precision M6500 17-inch mobile workstation
Features up to 128 CUDA™ cores for massively parallel computational graphics
Delivers 30-bit color accuracy for display of over one billion colors
1 GB dedicated graphics memory enables efficient manipulation of larger data sets in graphics-intensive 3D applications, such as Autodesk Revit Architecture, Inventor and Moldflow
Combines high-performance graphics with high-performance computation to enable real-time ray tracing, interactive volume rendering, and the fastest video encoding available in a mobile workstation
PowerMizer® 9.0 intelligent power management technology for extended battery life while maintaining optimal performance

At the NVIDIA booth, as well as the HP and Dell booths, Autodesk University attendees can experience the range of Quadro solutions built for professionals to do their jobs more efficiently, with greater precision, and with higher levels of creativity.

Additional demonstrations include:

* The NVIDIA® RealityServer® platform, featuring mental images® iray® technology for groundbreaking, 3D cloud computing that enables the streaming of interactive, photorealistic 3D applications to any web connected PC, laptop, netbook or smart phone
* NVIDIA Quadro Plex scalable visualization solutions, featuring NVIDIA 3D Vision™ technology to create immersive and collaborative design review environments;
* Cutting-edge digital prototyping with NVIDIA CUDA-based Autodesk Moldflow software;
* NVIDIA “Built for AutoCAD Professionals” Dell Precision T1500 desktop workstation demonstration, featuring the NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 professional graphics solution

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