NVIDIA sure didn’t waste any time introducing its Fermi architecture to the workstation space. Its Quadro 5000 is one of the first models to use the company’s GF100 graphics processor. How does this card stack up against ATI’s flagship FirePro V8800?
The first half of this year felt like NVIDIA was taking a time-out or a nap, leaving both its third-party board vendors and customers impatient (BFG, of course, paid the ultimate price). It seemed the company was content to keep creatively renaming its desktop graphics chips, and thus sticking with its then-current portfolio.
Meanwhile, AMD launched its entire line of DirectX 11-compatible Radeon HD 5000-series cards, literally from top to bottom.
Finally, after several delays, NVIDIA brought its own DirectX 11 GPU to market, officially called GF100 and based on the Fermi architecture.
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