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Solutions for Advanced Visualization
Many interactive graphics visualization applications require the use of multiple systems to drive multiple displays or projectors. These systems treat the displays as a "virtual canvas" that behaves like one large display. Until the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400G by PNY (or FX 3000G) the challenge of providing multiple views of the same large dataset in real-time with minimum latency has only been addressed by expensive and proprietary system clusters.

In addition, other applications for video and post-production require the ability to synchronize graphics with other input streams and recording devices for video effects, editing and compositing.

The NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400G graphics solution unleashes these capabilities - called "genlock," "frame lock," or "frame sync" - that have traditionally only been available on expensive, proprietary hardware platforms. Furthermore, the FX 4400G solution introduces revolutionary capabilities that have never been available in these proprietary platforms, including programmable shading, high-precision graphics computation, and significantly increased graphics performance.
Applications that benefit from using the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400G by PNY include:
Room-sized, rear-projection powerwalls used for collaborative industrial design or decision support centers
Multichannel vehicle simulators used for pilot training or mission rehearsal
Large asset stations used by geophysicists for geoseismic interpretation of large data sets
Video editing, on-air broadcast graphics, and digital content creation
Overview
The NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400G by PNY teams all of the features and functionality of the FX 4400 with the addition of two breakthrough features: frame lock and genlock. Both features allow the video output from multiple NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400G boards to be synchronized with external devices, but each feature enables a distinctly different solution.
 Frame lock allows the display channels from multiple workstations to be synchronized, thus creating one large
    "virtual display" that can be driven by a multi-system cluster for performance scalability.
 Genlock (also known as "house sync") allows the graphics output to synchronize to an external source,
     typically for film and broadcast video applications.
Solution Components
The FX 4400G advanced visualization solution consists of the following components:
 NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400 by PNY professional graphics board
 NVIDIA Quadro G-Sync by PNY frame lock/genlock card
 NVIDIA-supplied API extensions for Windows (WGL) and Linux (X and GLX) operating systems enable
    applications to take full advantage of the capabilities of the FX 4400G (FX 4400 + G-Sync) hardware.

FX 4400 and G-Sync Board Installation


KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS
Proven Professional Graphics Architecture
Parallel vertex engines, programmable pixel pipelines, and workstation specific features result in the industry's highest application performance and quality.

Advanced Vertex and Pixel Programmability
Allows real-time shaders to simulate a wide range of physical effects and surface properties.

Full 128-bit Precision Graphics Pipeline
Enables mathematical computations to maintain high accuracy, resulting in unmatched visual quality.

12-bit Subpixel Precision
3x that of the nearest competitive graphics boards, 12-bit subpixel precision delivers high geometric accuracy, eliminating spreckles, cracks, and other rasterization anomalies.

High Quality Rotated Grid Full-Scene Antialiasing
Up to 16x FSAA dramatically reduces visual aliasing artifacts or "jaggies" at resolutions up to 3840x2400, resulting in highly realistic scenes. New Rotated Grid FSAA (RGFSAA) delivers unprecedented quality and performance.

High Precision Dynamic Range Imaging (HDPR) Technology
Sets new standards for image clarity and quality through floating point capabilities in shading, filtering, texturing and blending. Enables unprecedented rendered image quality for visual effects processing. Support for 32-bit floating point precision per component - an industry exclusive.

Hardware Accelerated Pixel Read-Back
Greater than 1.0GB/sec pixel read-back performance delivers massive host throughput, more than 5x the performance of previous generation graphics systems.

PCI Express Support
Designed specifically to take advantage of the next generation PCI Express bus architecture. This new bus doubles the bandwidth of AGP 8X delivering over 4GB/sec in both upstream and downstream data transfers.

Unified Driver Architecture
Provides easy installation and manageability through a single unified driver for large scale system deployment. The performance and power of the NVIDIA Quadro FX are built on a solid foundation of quality engineering. This engineering excellence is exemplified by the NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture (UDA), which is certified for quality by the entire spectrum of professional CAD and DCC applications.
Performance Features
Full 128-bit floating point precision pipeline
12-bit subpixel precision
8 pixels per clock rendering engine
Hardware accelerated antialiased points and lines
Hardware OpenGL overlay planes
Hardware accelerated two-sided lighting
Hardware accelerated clipping planes
3rd generation occlusion culling
16 textures per pixel
OpenGL quad-buffered stereo
Hardware accelerated pixel read-back
Multi-sampling RG FSAA (Rotated Grid Full Scene Antialiasing)
High Precision Dynamic Range Imaging (HPDR)

Architecture
x16 PCI Express
512MB high-speed GDDR3 frame buffer
128-bit IEEE floating point precision graphics pipeline
128-bit color
32-bit floating point frame buffer
12-bit subpixel precision
Up to 16x FSAA
Unlimited programmability
3D volumetric textures buffer
Single-system powerwall
RJ-45 Genlock, RJ-45 Framelock, and BNC House Sync connectors on G-Sync card
Dual-Link TMDS transmitter
Two DVI-I output display connectors (both dual-link)
3-pin stereo connector
ATX form factor

Next Generation Shading Architecture
Fully programmable GPU (OpenGL 2.0/Direct X 9.0 class)
Long fragment and vertex programs (up to 65,536 instructions)
Looping and subroutines (up to 256 loops per vertex program)
Dynamic flow control
Conditional execution

High-Level Shader Languages
Optimized compilers for Cg, OpenGL shading language and Microsoft® HLSL
Open GL 2.0 and DirectX 9.0 support
Open source compiler

Package Contains
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400 by PNY graphics board
NVIDIA G-Sync by PNY frame lock/genlock card
Two 7" ribbon cables to connect FX 4400 and G-Sync (one used, one spare)
DVI to VGA adapters
6-pin power cable
CD-ROM Containing:
  • Drivers for Windows XP, 2000, and NT including OpenGL 2.0 and DirectX 9.0 support
  • Detailed installation guide
  • Quickstart installation guide
  • Quadro Application Utilities (MAXtreme™, POWERdraft™)

    Minimum System Requirements
    PC compatible with Intel Pentium® 4/Xeon® or AMD Athlon®/Opteron® class processor or higher
    Open PCI Express x16 lane slot (for FX 4400) and
    Open PCI or PCI Express slot within 7" of the FX 4400 (for the G-Sync card)
    Microsoft Windows® XP, 2000, NT 4.0 (Service Pack 6) or Linux®
    256MB system memory
    50MB of available disk space for full installation
    CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
    DVI-I or VGA compatible display
    350W power supply