PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card

PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card

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
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PNY Technologies 4000 overview

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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!
UPC: 751492488554
In the Box
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
  • Table of Contents
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    PNY Technologies 4000 specs

    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)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.6 x 6.4 x 2.6"

    PNY Technologies 4000 reviews

    nVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Display Card is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 46.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quadro 4000 for MAC It definitely a bargain compared to Quadro 4800. As an amateur photographer, retouching using Photoshop is almost a standard now. Compared to my MAC and the original AMD display card, Quadro 4000 boosts the performance to at least 2 - 3 times faster and it is just so smooth. However, for all buyer who wants to get this card run at top performance, you need to install the Nvidia driver and CUBA driver before you install the card. You are just not able to install the driver if you have already installed the card. It took me quite some time to know it and I have to put the AMD card back to run the installation. They did not mention it on the installation guide but I found it on Nvidia forum.
    Date published: 2011-04-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Now an excellent upgrade... ... Nvidia has addressed there lack of attention to the driver support for this particular card the card is an excellent upgrade to an Intel based MACs. I primarily work in am a animator compositor, video editor and photographer. I use the Adobe CS suite extensively and this card has accelerated my work flow in every application. The one down side was the instructions for installation on a MAC were slightly sparse. With a little trial and error you will realize the extra cable in the kit goes from the graphics card to an inconspicuous receiving slot on the mother board. A green light will signal success.
    Date published: 2011-06-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasantly Surprised 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.
    Date published: 2012-09-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Really Good!!! 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.
    Date published: 2013-01-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must For Adobe CS5.5! I just purchased a new Mac Pro 8 Core and beefed it up before the imminent release of Final Cut Pro X. The unit had been ordered with an HD Radeon 5780 graphics card. After jumping ship on FCP X and switching to Adobe Premiere Pro Production Suite CS5.5, I realized I needed to swap video cards for several of the new 64-bit video software programs built around CUDA technology. There are only two power plug-in's for graphic cards on the Mac Pro's motherboard. Unfortunately the Radeon HD 5780 occupied both of these power plug in's. After a lot of careful research I opted to run a two card system: a nVIDIA Quadro 4000 (for graphics and rendering acceleration) and a Radeon HD 5770 (for general processing). Fast and stable! Shreds through renders! If you can afford it, this two card set up is the way to go for video production and color correction.
    Date published: 2011-08-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works as advertised 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 naivet.
    Date published: 2012-11-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2011-09-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from For CS users on a MacPro a 'must have' There seem to be a lot of older negatives about this card on the @but most seem to apply to OS X 10.6. I am on Lion and had absolutely no issues. I think it is important to install the driver & CUDA before the card!PP now shows much less render need. AE previews are speeded up.For those still patiently waiting for a real refresh of the MacPro, this is a good partial solution if you are an Adobe CS user.Oh and it uses a lot less electric power than the behemoth ATI Radeon.
    Date published: 2012-08-09
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