The Inquirer reports that NVIDIA has just launched their first 1GB graphics card with the arrival of the new Quadro FX 5500. Based on the powerful G71 GPU, this new graphics card will be packed with a whopping 1GB of GDDR3 memory. For those who can't afford the high price of the 1GB model, there will be 512MB and 256MB variants which should be significantly cheaper. It seems that just when the industry was getting used to the idea of 512MB cards, the bar has been raised once again. Now the real question is how long until we see consumer-based gaming cards showing up with 1GB of memory?