Following leaks on Chinese website Iworkstation, the time has come for Nvidia to officially unveil their entrance into the world of Quadro motherboards.
Quadro FX 470 features all the specs of GeForce 9400 parts, enhanced with workstation-class components for guaranteed 5-year work cycle. Besides the motherboard, Nvidia also released Quadro FX 370 LP, low-profile card that essentially, brings the same tech specs, but in a low-profile format. In short, both feature 16 shaders, 16 processors, 16 CUDA-enabled processors, you name it.
Quadro FX 470 is currently available from ASUS in a form of P5N-VM motherboard and TW100-E5 iQuadro workstation computer (it seems that ASUS is really going after HP and Dell), but you can bet that others will follow.
However, I am seriously disappointed with the price of the part. For $700, Nvidia is not offering a SAS controller or similar workstation oriented features. But, this is their first part, give’em time 🙂 You can see the full story over at DVhardware.net.