NVIDIA Reveals Two New Quadro Professional Graphics Cards

The holidays are coming and PC gamers are looking lustfully at hardware upgrades… all the better to run their games on. Just in time NVIDIA has revealed two new professional graphics cards for the Quadro line: the Quadro FX 5800 and the Quadro FX 4800. These two cards are advertised for use in medical imaging and high-end CAD programs so they must be great for gaming… right?

Tech ARP has the scoop on the Quadro FX 5800 and 4800. These cards are based on the new GT200 GPU used in desktop PCs. In fact the Quadro 5800 is the “professional” equivalent of the GeForce GTX 280 while the Quadro 4800 is basically the GeForce GTX 260. The big difference is in the memory with the FX 5800 weighing in at a hefty 4GB GPU. Get the full details from The NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 & 4800 Professional Graphics Cards guide on Tech ARP .

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2 Comments on NVIDIA Reveals Two New Quadro Professional Graphics Cards


On December 10, 2008 at 7:03 pm

wrong.. workstation graphics cards are not recomended for gaming 2 reasons.

1: they are not designed to work with games.. they are designed to slowly render high detailed graphics at large scales. They are also designed for many other very complicated to explain things :P

2: they will cost you 5X + more then the top of the line graphics card and right now unless you want to play crysis on your 62′ LCD TV on highest settings in dx10, you really wont need anything more powerful then a top end 8800 still or if you wanna really go for the top end with out spending 5000+ on a graphics card then the 280GTs are a good way to go.. also look for the ATI 4850 x2′s

do not buy a workstation graphics card for gaming. you will regret it dearly.


On December 10, 2008 at 10:13 pm

Very true. Dumb piece of news, no offense.