In a recent announcement made at the International Broadcasters Convention in Amsterdam, graphics card developer Nvidia revealed that its next-generation workstation-class graphics card – the Quadro K5000 - will be available for the users of Apple's Mac Pro systems.
With the new GPU being Nvidia's flagship graphics process based on its latest Kepler architecture, the Quadro K5000 for Mac will boast 4GB of video RAM, and nearly two-fold faster speed, as compared to the existing Quadro
4000 GPU which is based on the Fermi architecture.
In fact, according to Nvidia, the Kepler architecture of the Quadro K5000 will increase the card’s processing power by two times vis-à-vis the Fermi architecture; and, that too, at comparatively lower wattage consumption.
Equipped with two DVI-I ports and two miniDisplay ports – for driving four displays concurrently -, the Quadro K5000 will support Cinema 4K display which boasts the ultra-high resolution format.
With Nvidia disclosing that the Quadro K5000 graphics card will offer color editing, gaming, and 3D rendering, the somewhat edgy professionals who use Macs can rest assured about the future prospects of the Mac Pro systems
--- more so as the card has been designed from the ground-up for the Mac Pro desktops and brings the computers up to the most advanced standard in graphics performance!
To be priced at $2,249, Nvidia’s Quadro K5000 for Mac will apparently start shipping “later this year” from resellers and system integrators, though it is still not disclosed as to whether Apple will directly sell the new graphics card.