Mac graphic gurus users rejoice -- Nvidia
today announced the expansion of its Quadro
professional videocard line to the Mac platform, finally giving Mac OS X Snow Leopard users access to the Fermi
"Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine, accelerated by NVIDIA Quadro GPUs, have redefined the non-linear editing workflow, delivering huge productivity gains," said Ginna Baldassarre, senior product manager at Adobe. "Adobe looks forward to working with NVIDIA to help more Mac users reap the benefits of real-time performance and the ability to create compelling, multi-layer projects with multiple HD or higher resolution video clips, all while instantly viewing results."
What took Nvidia so long to port Fermi over the Mac is anyone's guess, but whatever, the wait is officially over. The Quadro 4000 GPU for Mac features 256 CUDA cores, 2GB of GDDR5 memory, up to 890 million triangles per second of processing power, a DisplayPort, dual-link DVI-I connector, and a 3D stereo bracket.
The Quadro 4000 for Mac is is available now with an MSRP of $1,200.