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Dalo Harkin
12-11-2008, 12:16 PM
If you ever wanted a video card that rivaled your desktop for the amount of memory it has, Nvidia has just the ticket for you. The company has recently released their Quadro 5800 card (http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=10400&Itemid=1), which comes stock with an impressive 4GB of memory and is supposed to have upwards of 102GB/s of memory bandwidth available to it.

The massive card is intended for ultra-powerful workstations that could actually justify such large amounts of RAM, like in the CAD and Engineering fields, and comes with an ultra-powerful price at around $1500. That gets you essentially a GT200-based card with massive amounts of RAM that consumes up to 189W of power when in use.

These pricey cards compete with AMD's FireGL line, and the introduction of a 4GB unit gives them a selling point AMD currently does not have.

sourced from Nvidia releases Quadro 5800 4GB workstation card - TechSpot News (http://www.techspot.com/news/32426-nvidia-releases-quadro-5800-4gb-workstation-card.html)