Nvidia has released the Quadro 5000M, a new video card for mobile workstations.
Based on “Fermi” architecture, the Quadro 5000M has 2GB of GDDR5 memory, a 256-bit memory interface, and 320 CUDA cores. It’s “the world’s first professional graphics solution with Error Correction Codes (ECC) memory” for the highest computing accuracy.
The GPU uses CUDA, OpenGL 4.1, DirectX 11, DirectCompute and OpenCL technologies and supports the new Nvidia 3D Vision Pro active shutter-glasses solution.
Mobile workstation laptops with the Nvidia Quadro 5000M are expected to be available in the third quarter of 2010 from HP and Dell.
The Asus F50SV-X1, a 16-inch notebook with the latest NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M video card, is now available in the US through Newegg.
Along with the GT 120M dedicated GPU that includes 1GB of video memory and 32 processing cores, the F50SV-X1 comes with the Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 processor at 2GHz, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive with Windows Vista Home Premium installed, and a DVD burner. Laptop’s display resolution is 1366 x 768.
The 6.3-pound notebok supports 802.11n wireless networking and has a built-in web camera.
The Asus F50SV-X1 is priced at $799, after $100 instant off.
Asus K Series K40IN-A1
The Asus K40IN-A1, Asustek’s notebook that belongs to the new K Series, is now available in the US.
The 14-inch laptop features the Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 CPU at 2GHz and the GeForce G102M 512MB dedicated video card, which is “NVIDIA’s lowest power GPU with dedicated frame buffer”. Other core components of the Asus K40IN-A1 are 4GB of DDR2 memory, a 320GB hard drive, and a DVD burner.
The 14″ LED-backlit display has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels and a 16:9 aspect ratio.
The K40IN-A1 also sports a built-in web camera, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, a Gigabit Ethernet LAN port, four USB ports, an SD/MMC/MS media card reader, and a VGA output.
The laptop weighs 5.3 lbs with a 6-cell battery and runs Windows Vista Home Premium OS.
According to the earlier announcement, Asus K notebooks feature the proprietary ASUS Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) technology for better energy efficiency. The K Series is claimed to deliver “up to 5 hours of non-stop computing on a 6-cell battery”.
The Asus K40IN-A1 can be purchased through Newegg for $849.99.