updated 12:25 pm EST, Thu February 21, 2008
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M
Following its introduction of the mainstream-oriented GeForce 9600 GT, NVIDIA has also announced a new video card for professionals, the Quadro FX 3600M. Slotting into notebooks, the card is equipped with 512MB of G-DDR3 memory, and uses a 256-bit interface that provides up to 51.2GBps of bandwidth. Its primary purpose is for tasks such as CAD, modeling and rendering, and as well as various kinds of simulation.
The card updates on its predecessor with Shader Model 4.0 effects, and supports NVIDIA's CUDA language, which lets developers use C code to enhance performance on GPUs. One of the first computers with the card will be HP's Compaq 8710w (pictured), a mobile workstation whose prices start at $2,349.