Graphics chip maker Nvidia (NVDA) has unveiled its new graphics card - Nvidia NVS 300 -- for the enterprise market that can support up to eight displays simultaneously while consuming minimal power, which is considered as a key factor in running multiple displays.
California-based Nvidia said the NVS 300 graphics card is designed for mission-critical applications ranging from command and control centers, to securities trading floors, to digital signage installations.
The enterprise card supports VGA, DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI at resolutions as high as 2560x1600 and works with LCD, DLP, or plasma displays, enabling multiple displays to run off a single card.
In addition, the NVS 300 is based on Nvidia's Mosaic technology and utilizes the company's nView desktop management software to facilitate the multi-monitor support.
Nvidia claims its NVS 300 graphics card consumes a maximum of 17.5 mega watt of power and is energy star compliant.
On the technical front, the card posses 16 CUDA Cores, a 64-bit memory interface backed by a memory size of 512MB of DDR3 and a DMS59 output. However, adapters are needed for VGA, DVI, HDMI or DisplayPort connectivity. The card has memory bandwidth of 12.6 gigabytes per second.
The NVS 300 is built for demanding enterprises that require high reliability, improved manageability, and tremendous value, said Jeff Brown, general manager, Professional Solutions Group, Nvidia. The ability to support legacy and current display types provides an upgrade path without disrupting existing, complex installations.
Nvidia has priced NVS 300 at $149 and available immediately in PCI Express x16 and x1 configurations from major business PC and workstation original equipment manufacturers. PCI Express is nothing but an updated version of the PCI connectivity port used to connect devices to a motherboard.
NVS 300 is also available from Nvidia's authorized distribution partners including PNY Technologies in the Americas and Europe, ELSA in Japan, and Leadtek in Asia Pacific.