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PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card

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Product Highlights
  • Dual-Link DVI + DisplayPort + Stereo
  • 2GB GDDR5 RAM
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
  • CUDA Support
  • HDCP Compliance
  • Mac Compatibility
  • Works in Windows via Boot Camp

The nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card from PNY is a professional graphics card, intended for use in Apple's Mac Pro computer workstation. The card installs in an available PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot. It is compatible with the Early 2008, Early 2009, and Mid 2010 revisions of the Mac Pro. Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.5) is required. Mac owners who use Windows via Boot Camp will also be able to take advantage of the card's features.

The Quadro is designed to accelerate professional applications that are used to produce 3D graphics. Its CUDA Parallel Computing Architecture can be leveraged by many popular programming languages -- including C/C++ and Fortran. This allows you to create custom applications that are tightly integrated with the GPU.

The card features a Dual-Link DVI output and a DisplayPort output, each of which can drive a high-resolution digital display. It also features a 3D stereo output, which allows you to use the card to output true 3D graphics.

GPU Features

Next-Generation nVIDIA CUDA Architecture
Breakthrough nVIDIA Fermi architecture incorporates CUDA parallel computing capabilities and advanced visualization to deliver performance that greatly accelerates professional workflows.
nVIDIA Scalable Geometry Engine
Scalable engines dramatically improve geometry performance across a broad range of CAD, DCC and medical applications, enabling you to work interactively with models and scenes that are an order of magnitude more complex than ever before.
Large Framebuffers with Ultra-Fast Bandwidth
Large GPU memory with fast bandwidth accelerates the display of complex models and scenes, allowing you to perform complex computation on large datasets.
nVIDIA Parallel DataCache
Parallel DataCache supports a true cache hierarchy combined with on-chip shared memory. L1 and L2 caches drive exceptional throughput, accelerating features such as real-time ray tracing, physics and texture filtering.
nVIDIA GigaThread Engine
The GigaThread Engine provides up to ten times faster context switching compared to previous generation architectures, concurrent kernel execution, and improved thread block scheduling.
Fast 3D Texture Transfer
Fast transfer and manipulation of 3D textures results in more interactive visualization of large volumetric datasets.
Hardware 3D Window Clipping
Hardware accelerated clip regions (data transfer mechanism between a window and the frame buffer) improve overall graphics performance by increasing transfer speed between the color buffer and frame buffer.

Image Quality

Full-Scene Antialiasing (FSAA)
Up to 64x FSAA dramatically reduces visual aliasing artifacts or "jaggies," resulting in unparalleled image quality and highly realistic scenes.
GPU Tessellation with Shader Model 5.0
Quadro Tessellation Engine automatically generates finely detailed geometry, for cinematic quality environments and scenes, without sacrificing performance.
16K Texture and Render Processing
The card boasts the ability to texture from and render to 16K x 16K surfaces -- beneficial for applications that demand the highest resolution and quality image processing.
nVIDIA High Precision High Dynamic Range (HDR) Technology
The Quadro sets new standards for image clarity and quality through floating point capabilities in shading, filtering, texturing, and blending. It enables unprecedented rendered image quality for visual effects processing.

Display Features

High-Quality Display Connectors
Use the card to drive ultra-high-resolution panels, producing phenomenal photorealistic image quality from a range of display connectors. It support two active connectors including, dual-link DVI with up to 3840 x 2400 at 24Hz on each panel, DisplayPort with up to up to 2560 x 1600, or HDMI for integrated audio and video through the GPU.
30-bit Color Fidelity
30-bit color fidelity (10-bits per color) enables billions rather than millions of color variations for rich, vivid image quality with the broadest dynamic range.
OpenGL Quad Buffered Stereo Support
OpenGL Quad Buffered Stereo offers professional applications the capability of smooth and immersive 3D Stereo experience.
3D Stereo Synchronization
Use 3D Stereo Synchronization to enable robust control of the stereo effect through a dedicated 3-pin mini-din connection between the graphics card and 3D stereo hardware. It is supported via an optional 3-pin mini-din connector.

Software Support

Programming the CUDA Parallel Computing Architecture
CUDA allows for general purpose GPU computing using standard programming languages like C/C++ and Fortran, and emerging APIs such as OpenCL and Direct Compute. This broad adoption of CUDA is accelerating techniques like ray tracing, video and image processing, and computation fluid dynamics.
Cg Programming
The programmable GPU leverages Cg high-level, open-standard shading language to enable the creation and integration of real-time photorealistic effects into 3D models, scenes and designs.
Accelerated Performance for Microsoft Windows Professional Applications
Experience native Quadro GPU accelerated 3D graphics performance and features when using Apple Boot Camp.

Industry Standard

PCI Express 2.0 Compliant
PCI Express 2.0 doubles the data transfer rate up to 5GT/sec per lane for an aggregate bandwidth of 16GB/sec bi-directional (8GB/sec in each direction).
Ultra-Quiet Design
Feel free to use the card in sound-sensitive environments. It outputs less than 28db of noise!
Stream Processors nVIDIA Quadro 4000
Memory Amount 2GB
Memory Bandwidth 89.6GB/sec
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Interface 256-bit
Bus Type PCI Express 2.0
Bus Speed x16
Rendering Pipelines 256 CUDA parallel processing cores
Maximum Resolution 3840 x 2400 @ 24Hz via Dual-Link DVI
2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz via DisplayPort
2048 x 1536 @ 85Hz via VGA via optional adapter
Connectors 1x DisplayPort
1x Dual-Link DVI-I
1x mini-DIN via included Stereo Connector Bracket (3D Stereo)
Multiple Display Configuration 2x Simultaneous Displays
Thermal Solution Active
3D Graphics Architecture
  • Scalable geometry architecture
  • Hardware tessellation engine
  • nVIDIA GigaThread engine with dual copy engines
  • Shader Model 5.0 (OpenGL 4.0 and DirectX 11)
  • Optimized compiler for Cg and Microsoft HLSL
  • Up to 16K x 16K texture and render processing
  • Transparent multisampling and super sampling
  • 16x angle independent anisotropic filtering
  • 128-bit floating point performance
  • 32-bit per-component floating point texture filtering and blending
  • 64x full scene antialiasing (FSAA)
  • Decode acceleration for MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2 Advanced Simple Profile, H.264, MVC, VC1, DivX (version 3.11 and later), and Flash (10.1 and later)
  • Blu-ray dual-stream hardware acceleration (supporting HD picture-in-picture playback)
nVIDIA CUDA Parallel Processing Architecture
  • API support includes:
    • CUDA C, CUDA C++, DirectCompute 5.0, OpenCL, Java, Python, and Fortran
  • nVIDIA Parallel DataCache hierarchy (configurable L1 and unified L2 caches)
  • 64KB of RAM (configurable partitioning of shared memory and L1 cache)
  • Full IEEE 754-2008 - 32-bit and high performance 64-bit double precision
  • Dual Warp Scheduler (schedules and dispatches simultaneously instructions from two independent warps)
Advanced Display Features
  • 30-bit color (10-bit per each red, green, blue channel)
  • Support for any combination of two connected displays
  • Single DisplayPort (up to 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz and 1920 x 1200 @ 120Hz)
  • Dual-link DVI-I output (up to 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz and 1920 x 1200 @ 120Hz)
  • Internal 400 MHz DAC DVI-I output (analog display up to 2048 x 1536 @ 85Hz)
  • DisplayPort to VGA, DisplayPort to DVI (single-link and dual-link) and DisplayPort to HDMI cables (resolution support based on dongle specifications)
  • DisplayPort 1.1a, HDMI 1.3a, and HDCP support
  • 10-bit internal display processing
  • 3D DLP, Interleaved, and other 3D stereo format support
  • Full OpenGL quad buffered stereo support
  • Underscan/overscan compensation and hardware scaling
DisplayPort and HDMI Digital Audio
  • Support for the following audio modes:
    • Dolby Digital (AC3), DTS 5.1, Multi-channel (7.1) LPCM, Dolby Digital Plus (DD+), and MPEG-2/MPEG-4 AAC
  • Data rates of 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176kHz, and 192kHz
  • Word sizes of 16-bit, 20-bit, and 24-bit
APIs OpenGL (Mac and Windows), DirectX 11 (Windows), CUDA and OpenCL, DirectCompute (Windows)
System Requirements Computer: Mac Pro 3,1 (Early 2008), 4,1 (Early 2009), or 5,1 (Mid 2010)
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6.5; Windows XP (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), and 7 (32/64-bit) supported via Boot Camp
Hardware: Available PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot; Card consumes up to 142W of system power
Dimensions 4.4 x 9.5" (11.1 x 24.1cm) (Single Slot Solution)
PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card
  • Stereo Connector Bracket
  • DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
  • DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort Adapter
  • DVI to VGA Adapter
  • Auxiliary Power Connector Cable
  • Software Installation CD (Includes Quick Start Guide & Installation Guide PDFs)
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    PNY TechnologiesnVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card
     
    4.4

    (based on 46 reviews)

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    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (38)
    • Good graphics quality (35)
    • Easy to use (30)
    • Reliable (26)
    • High quality (4)

    Cons

    • Difficult to install (3)

    Best Uses

    • Multimedia (24)
    • Graphic design (21)
    • Movies (19)
    • Everyday (10)
    • High-end multimedia (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (34), Power user (9), Quality oriented (5), Cinephile (4), Graphic designer (4)
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      • Business (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Speeds up Premiere CS5.5

    As of this post, this is the most affordable graphics card you can get that will increase performance in Premiere Pro CS5.5 and it's mercury playback engine. Although, I did not see a...Read complete review

    As of this post, this is the most affordable graphics card you can get that will increase performance in Premiere Pro CS5.5 and it's mercury playback engine. Although, I did not see a performance increase with Encore, After Effects, or Photoshop - only Premiere Pro. It doesn't do anything for the Final Cut Studio 3 suite which I already had installed. It won't make Apple software run significantly faster or better than the stock graphics card, which in my case was the ATI 5770.

    At first I left the ATI 5770 in my mac along with the Quadro because I thought it would somehow supercharge my system, but then Premiere started to crash on me and I assumed it was because of having two different graphics cards installed. I'm no expert, so I may be wrong, but after I took out the ATI 5770, Premiere Pro stopped crashing.

    At the end of the day, I really don't see that much of a speed increase with the Quadro to warrant the price. I was editing an AVCHD 1080p timeline and there was still a lag in playback at times and when I applied any Magic Bullet effects, I had to render. The Quadro didn't seem to speed up render times by that much IMO. I had some extra money, so I could afford the Quadro 4000, but if I didn't have the money - I am hesitant to recommend this card to Premiere editors on a budget. It works as advertized, but did not impress me.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not worth it

    I decided to try this card because I saw all of the promotional videos showing how much better the performance was with the GPU Mercury engine versus software only. The problem is you need...Read complete review

    I decided to try this card because I saw all of the promotional videos showing how much better the performance was with the GPU Mercury engine versus software only. The problem is you need to put on all whole lot of video clips with effects applied before you start to see performance degradation from software only Mercury engine. In other words most of my everyday editing never taxes the system enough so that I see any real improvement with the Mercury engine.

    None of my 3-D apps like Cinema 4D utilize the engine, so there is no advantage there.

    The bottom line is unless you're going to dump all whole lot of high definition video on a timeline with a lot of effects applied, there is no reason to purchase this card if you have a decent multicore Mac.

    Reevaluate how you really edit and if you find that you are pushing the limits of your system because you edit like the guys in the promotional videos then maybe you should upgrade to this card other wise you will see absolutely no appreciable increase in performance stepping up to this card.

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    5.0

    Fantastic Graphics Card

    By Tyler the Videographer

    from Anchorage, AK

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Graphics Quality
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Graphic Design
      • Movies

      Comments about PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card:

      We use this card in a 2012 Mac Pro works as advertised.

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      5.0

      A Must For Professional Video Production

      By Frank the Tank

      from San Diego, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Graphics Quality
      • Great For R3d
      • Reliable Performance
      • Slim

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card:

          I use this card to speed up my workflow in Premiere. RED footage playback is great without rendering. Exports are much faster. Also, the card is thin and does not bleed over onto other PCI slots, like some other thicker cards.

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          4.0

          Seems to work

          By Translucent Studios

          from San Rafael, CA

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Graphics Quality
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gaming
            • Multimedia

            Comments about PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card:

            It works, but I don't notice any improvement in the quality of my display or graphics.

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            3.0

            Not Sure How To Judge

            By Steve

            from New haven, CT

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • No Instructions

              Best Uses

                Comments about PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card:

                I bought the quadro 4000 because it was described as a necessary addition to using Premiere Pro CS6. The Premiere CS 6 engine runs on this CUDA card. For my computer, early 2009 mac pro, this was the card. I really cannot tell if it is doing anything. I have a powerful mac with lots of RAM. There is still lag when I edit, before FX plugins have been rendered. Maybe I was expecting too much. There's no test to run to see how it performs. That's my beef with it. If I could see some proof of it doing its job maybe I would appreciate it more. My bigger beef is that it comes with NO instructions for installation. I was guesswork in terms of what bay to put it in. There were conflicting ideas on the web. It ran hot in bay 4 and grinded the computer to a halt. It didn't work at all in Bay 1. The only other choice was Bay 3 and it seems to be running OK, except I still have no way of knowing what its actually doing. for [$] bucks, I'd like an instruction manual and proof that it is doing its job.

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                3.0

                Good product, high break-rate

                By Dan

                from Baltimore, MD

                About Me Video Editor Compositor

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Graphics Quality

                Cons

                • Flimsy Monitor Ports
                • Poor Pny Tech Support

                Best Uses

                • Graphic Design
                • Multimedia

                Comments about PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card:

                I love the card but beware of a common issue with the monitor ports not working (Google it). Mine was broken right out of the box. I contacted PNY's tech support, who responded once and then never responded. Luckily, B&H's return department is awesome and I received a second card that functions properly.

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                5.0

                Great GPU card

                By JB

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Cinephile, Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Graphics Quality
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Movies
                  • Multimedia

                  Comments about PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card:

                  I use this card to run my davinci resolve as well as other various applications that support GPUs. Easy to install and performance is great.

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                  4.0

                  Solid CUDA card

                  By JimTN

                  from Oak Ridge, TN

                  About Me Power user, Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Graphics Quality
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Cuda Programming
                    • Everyday use
                    • Multimedia

                    Comments about PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card:

                    I bought this to be able to program CUDA. But it is less powerful than the ATI card that came with my Mac Pro (Radeon HD 5870). But the Quadro does have 2 GB of memory, which is good for programming. I had hoped to run both cards together, but there is not enough power in the Mac Pro bus to do this. However, I do not do games, so the Quadro 4000 is quite adequate for my non-programming needs. It was recognized immediately. However, it comes with absolutely no instructions, and the PNY Quadro support line never called me back a week later.

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                    5.0

                    Really Really Good!!!

                    By Djderyck

                    from Joplin, MO

                    About Me Cinephile, Power user, Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Graphics Quality
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Gaming
                      • Graphic Design
                      • Movies
                      • Multimedia

                      Comments about PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card:

                      Used for Premiere Pro. Also have ATI Radeon 5770. Have had no problems at all with using theses cards together.

                      The Quadro 4000 really kicked things into gear. I use several layers of video with effects on all of them at all times. System was boggin down so I got this card and it's really doing the job. Still has trouble a couple of times, but I'm really pushing my system and the problem is now probably my process is too slow.

                      But yes when I put this card in, I noticed complete difference in my workflow. Kinda surprised really, and happy.

                      Mac late 2009.

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                      5.0

                      Quadro 4000

                      By Simon

                      from Australia

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Graphics Quality
                      • Reliable Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Graphic Design
                        • Movies
                        • Multimedia

                        Comments about PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card:

                        I purchased the 4000 to work with Davinci Resolve on a Mac Pro 2010 model.
                        To my surprise this card had given me faster improvements with After Effects and Photoshop which I use. Using this with Davinci is fantastic providing real time performance along with faster renders.

                        Great product and is very easy to install.

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                        4.0

                        Finally a great card in my Mac

                        By Mike the Director

                        from Garden City, Michigan

                        About Me Cinephile

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Graphics Quality

                        Cons

                        • Difficult To Install

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card:

                          I use this product for the accelerated features in Premiere Pro. Much faster renders now. Great card.
                          Only issue is an error message to do with the power connector.

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                          4.0

                          Works as advertised

                          By Ed

                          from Chicago, IL

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Graphics Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Graphic Design
                            • Movies

                            Comments about PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card:

                            I bought this card to speed up the rendering and timeline review of effects in Premiere Pro CS6. When adding some effects, the timeline would stutter or completely freeze for seconds so I couldn't judge the effect of the change. With the Quadro card in place, the time to see the effect of "the effect" is reduced a lot. The semi-disappointing aspect of this purchase is that I thought I would see dramatic improvement while in fact, it's only incremental. Maybe there are some settings I need to adjust to maximize the use of the card. From a cost/benefit aspect I'm not sure about the results. Getting the $ rebate certainly helps.I have since learned that the card helps the CUDA processing but does not speed up the graphics display on-screen - something that I didn't realize before in my naiveté.

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                            5.0

                            It's perfect for DaVinci Resolve

                            By Fulvio

                            from Switzerland

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Graphics Quality
                            • Reliable Performance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Movies

                              Comments about PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card:

                              Easy to use

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                              5.0

                              Great card for Mac Pro

                              By Mad Dog

                              from Louisville, KY

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Graphics Quality
                              • Reliable Performance

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Graphic Design
                                • Movies
                                • Multimedia

                                Comments about PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card:

                                I work in Premiere Pro and After Effects. Now I'm able to access the CUDA technology in CS6. Much faster rendering and an added bonus, it's a very quiet running card. The 4000 is one of the few but best options if you want to upgrade your Mac Pro's performance.

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                                4.0

                                The card for Premiere Pro 5 & 6

                                By Peter

                                from Melbourne Australia

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Good Graphics Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card:

                                    This card has helped our aging Mac Pro , by giving it renued life. Accellerated hardware rendering works extremely well.

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                                    5.0

                                    "I would buy this product again and agai

                                    By IvanLecou

                                    from Ensenada

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Install
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Good Graphics Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Movies

                                      Comments about PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card:

                                      For edit video Premier CS6

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                                      4.0

                                      So Far So Good

                                      By A Person that Edits Video

                                      from Tulsa, OK

                                      About Me Professional, Videography

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Install
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Good Graphics Quality
                                      • Reliable Performance

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Graphic Design
                                        • Multimedia

                                        Comments about PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card:

                                        Have this card installed in my early 2009 Mac Pro (2 x 2.26 Quad core Xeon, 16GB RAM). Installed card into slot 1 of the PCIE express 16 and move the GT120 card into slot 2. I was hesitant to leave the GT120 installed and used the quadro 4000 exclusively for a few days (I have a 24" Apple Cinema and a 24" Samsung Syncmaster). Everything worked well as I was immediately able to utilize the Mercury Playback Engine in my Adobe creative suite (primarily PPr, AE, Ps, and Lr all CS6). I have since left the Apple Cinema plugged into the Quadro and the Samsung in the GT120. Like I said...so far so good. No abrupt crashes or critical failures. The card has been installed a little over a week now. The results aren't exactly as I had hoped (everyone wants silky smooth playback with realtime render speeds), but my guess is that at this point I'm limited by my RAM and would need to upgrade to the full 32GB to see the full effect. So far for my workflow everything works well and is quite stable. Render times have dropped significantly and playback while editing has improved. Given the limited options for Mac users right now I would definitely recommend the Quadro as an upgrade. I think that the only other viable option is a GTX card (?) with less RAM. Of course there are lots of options if you are ok with "flashing" ROM and all that other hocus pocus. I prefer to install and turn on my machine and have it work...and with this card that is exactly what I got!

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                                        4.0

                                        To get advantage from Adobe softwares

                                        By Jean-Michel

                                        from San Francisco

                                        About Me Power user, Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Install
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Good Graphics Quality
                                        • Reliable Performance

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Graphic Design
                                          • Movies
                                          • Multimedia

                                          Comments about PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card:

                                          In a Macpro 2010, to run Adobe Premiere CS6 and After Effects.Use it in adition to an ATI HD Radeon 5870 (3 monotors on it) just as a GPU for rendering. No hardware more, just a 6pin PCI E power cord splitter (Y) and it runs perfectly (I have the 3.33Ghz 6 core, not a 12 core...)

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                                          5.0

                                          Pleasantly Surprised

                                          By ScottMD80

                                          from DFW

                                          About Me Power user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Install
                                          • Good Graphics Quality
                                          • Reliable Performance

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card:

                                              I was very worried about installing this card on my MacPro because of problems other people have had. I needed to speed up After Effects so I finally installed this video I purchased from B&H. I did a little research and found out that Mac OS 10.8 had the drivers for the Quadro 4000 built in. Before I installed the card I updated my OS to 10.8.1, then all I had to do was install the nVIDIA card and every thing worked great. Now my After Effects fly's, my Premier Pro will play back full resolution with effects added without dropping a frame. Great Upgrade.

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                                              5.0

                                              Premiere Pro CS6 Smokes

                                              By hbhunt

                                              from Alexandria, IN

                                              About Me Professional

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Install
                                              • Good Graphics Quality
                                              • Reliable Performance

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Graphic Design
                                                • Movies

                                                Comments about PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card:

                                                I put this card in my Mac Pro and the work flow difference was great. No more time spent doing pre rendering to see how things are going to work. Furthermore, Premiere Pro has not crashed my computer once in 2 weeks with this card in the computer. Before this card it would crash once or twice a day. Worth the money.

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                                                3.0

                                                Decent card for a decent price

                                                By Motioncrew

                                                from NYC

                                                About Me Graphic designer, Power user, Professional

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Install
                                                • Good Graphics Quality

                                                Cons

                                                • Unreliable Performance

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Graphic Design
                                                • Multimedia

                                                Comments about PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card:

                                                B&H had the best price I could find in NYC, though the card itself leaves a bit to be desired. My renders sped up about 10% though I could have dropped another grand and gotten a new mac pro.

                                                All in all love B&H and am happy with the card.

                                                Too expensive for not enough improvement if you ask me.

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                                                Pearstone 4" Plastic Cable Ties - Black (20-Pack)
                                                Pearstone -  4" Plastic Cable Ties - Black (20-Pack)
                                                • You Pay: $1.09
                                                 

                                                Tools

                                                OWC / Other World Computing -  5 Piece Mini Toolkit
                                                • You Pay: $5.99
                                                 
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