NVIDIA Announces Quadro K5000 Professional GPU for Mac Pro

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As noted by Engadget, NVIDIA has announced that the Quadro K5000 will be available for the Mac Pro later this year.

The Kepler-based design offers a professional-class GPU for the Mac. Features listed by NVIDIA include:

- Cinema 4K display support (4096x2160 resolution)
- A new display engine that can drive up to four displays simultaneously
- 4 GB graphics memory that provides faster interactivity when using design and content creation applications
- Based on NVIDIA Kepler architecture, which enables the Quadro K5000 GPU for Mac to run key content creation applications up to 2x faster at lower power than the Fermi-based Quadro 4000 for Mac(3)
- Support for up to two Quadro K5000 GPUs for Mac in a single Mac Pro
- Support for OpenGL, OpenCL and NVIDIA CUDA(TM)

NVIDIA describes the Quadro K5000 as ideal for professional applications such as video editing, color correction, compositing, design visualization and GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D rendering. Estimated pricing starts at $2,249 and availability later this year.

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104 months ago

Two thousand dollars, for a graphics card?

Is this a joke?


Apparently you're unfamiliar with the Quadro and Tesla lines. They are not designed for gaming or typical use. It's not really cheap to anyone. It's just one of those things where if you need it, you're probably quite aware of it.
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104 months ago
Yeah but can it play Chess?
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104 months ago
Now all we need is a new Mac Pro to fit this in.
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104 months ago

How do I install this on my retina macbook?


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104 months ago
But will it blend?
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104 months ago
Still waiting for my Quadro 4000 to show it's usefulness, might as well get three iMacs for the money I wasted on this Mac Pro. Motion, AE, Final cut and Premiere run smoother and more reliable on my 17MBP. And its a lot nicer to my electrical bill.

New cards are great but the whole architecture of the Mac Pro needs to be updated from 2004 to 2012 tech before it is actually useful. Besides with Apple still deciding how I should work and what is important, jumping back to windows for video and visuals might be a better option then wasting more money on poorly supported hardware.

Not sure I can face the horror of popups I left behind a few years ago.
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