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OVERVIEW
The NVIDIA Quadro® FX 4400 sets a new bar for professional graphics, shattering the limits of performance, programmability, precision, and quality for professional CAD, DCC, and scientific applications. The ultra-high end NVIDIA Quadro FX4400 by PNY features a revolutionary new architecture with 2x the geometry and fill rate, 5x the hardware pixel read-back performance, 1.25x the memory bandwidth of previous generation professional graphics, and 512MB ultra-fast GDDR3 memory. Implementation of rotated-grid FSAA introduces far greater sophistication in the multi-sampling pattern, significantly increasing color accuracy and the visual quality of edges and lines without compromising performance.

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
Enables 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 professional graphics, 12-bit subpixel precision delivers high geometric accuracy, eliminating spreckles, cracks, and other rasterization anomalies.

High Quality Full-Scene Antialiasing (FSAA)
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 algorithm (RGFSAA) delivers unprecedented quality and performance.

High Precision Dynamic Range Imaging (HPDR) 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 4 GB per second 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 CAD and DCC applications.

 
NVIDIA QUADRO FX WORKSTATION GPU
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 (3-pin sync connector)
Hardware-Accelerated Pixel Read-Back

NEXT GENERATION SHADING ARCHITECTURE
Fully programmable GPU (OpenGL 1.5/DirectX 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
OpenGL 1.5 and DirectX 9.0 support
Open source compiler

ARCHITECTURE
x16 PCI-Express
512MB high-speed GDDR3 frame buffer 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

PACKAGE CONTAINS
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400 PCI Express graphics board
CD-ROM Containing:
  • Drivers for Windows XP, 2000 & NT including DirectX 9.0 and OpenGL 1.5 support
  • Detailed Installation Guide
  • Quickstart Installation Guide
  • Quadro® Application Utilities CD-ROM (MAXtreme™, POWERdraft™)
    DVI to VGA Adapters
    6 Pin Power Cable

    MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
    PC compatible with Intel Pentium® 4/Xeon® or AMD Athlon®/Opteron® class
    processor or higher
    PCI Express x16 lane bus
    Microsoft Windows® XP, 2000, NT4.0, (Service Pack 6) or Linux®
    128MB system memory
    50MB of available disk space for full installation
    CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
    VGA or DVI-I compatible monitor
    350W Power Supply