Publish Date : 2002/11/13

Leadtek announces availability of New NVIDIA Quadro® AGP 8X Workstation Graphics Solutions

Leadtek announces availability of New NVIDIA Quadro® AGP 8X Workstation

Graphics Solutions

New series of Top-to-Bottom AGP 8X Workstation Graphics Solutions targeted for 2D/3D Professionals

Taipei Nov 13, 200

Leadtek Research Inc. today introduced its latest range of AGP 8X workstation graphics solutions, including Leadtek Quadro4 980 XGL, Leadtek Quadro4 580 XGL, Leadtek Quadro4 380 XGL and Leadtek Quadro4 280 NVS products. This top-to-bottom AGP 8X family of workstation graphic solutions are all based on the latest NVIDIA Quadro®4 AGP 8X workstation graphics technology from NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions. NVIDIA Quadro4 solutions deliver industry-leading performance and innovative features such as graphics programmability and multi-display productivity to the professional graphics market.

Based on Intel's AGP 3.0 specification, the new NVIDIA Quadro4 980 XGL professional graphics solution offers up to 40% improvement in performance on OpenGL® applications .

'NVIDIA Quadro4 is the most powerful graphics family available in the 3D professional market today, especially for processing professional animations and other large models,' said K. S. Lu, CEO of Leadtek Research Inc. 'Leadtek is proud to present its latest AGP 8X products which will further establish the high performance and high quality image associated with the Leadtek branded NVIDIA Quadro products.'

'Leadtek is an established company with a wide range of high performance graphics, video and motherboard solutions,' said Jeff Brown, General Manager of workstation product management at NVIDIA. 'We believe that professional users in Asia will be well served by Leadtek's breadth and depth of high end graphics technology.'

The NVIDIA Quadro4 family delivers the industry's highest performance and most complete feature set at unprecedented values. The NVIDIA Quadro4 XGL series has the ideal solution for every level of user of mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) and digital content creation (DCC) applications, while the NVIDIA Quadro4 NVS series of multi-display professional solutions offer industry-leading acceleration for 2D applications such as financial services and Non-Linear Video Editing (NLE). Technologies featured in the NVIDIA Quadro4 family include :

  • Two completely new graphics architectures designed to accelerate professional DirectX® and OpenGL applications.
  • NVIDIA's advanced programmable shading technology to enable custom special effects and real-time animation creation.
  • nView, NVIDIA's multi-display technology that supports combinations of analog monitors and digital flat displays to drastically increase a user's desktop workspace.
  • Lightspeed Memory Architecture II (LMA II), NVIDIA's 128-bit memory interface that features a crossbar design and advanced NVIDIA Quadro memory management techniques.
The new AGP 8X members of the Leadtek Quadro4 family are :
  • Quadro4 980 XGL - the industry's most powerful and robust graphics solution, and represents a revolutionary combination of performance and features.
  • Quadro4 580 XGL - offers high-end features, including a fully programmable graphics pipeline, and an aggressive price.
  • Quadro4 380 XGL - providing an ideal balance of price and performance, the Quadro4 380 XGL series is targeted for midrange MCAD and DCC applications.
  • Quadro4 280 NVS - a low profile, dual head graphics solution offering tremendous flexibility for users requiring support for dual analog and/or digital displays.

Availability :
Leadtek Quadro4 AGP 8X graphics solutions are available from Leadtek Distributor Channels, System Integrators, Value Added Resellers in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) starting November 28th.

For more information on pricing and where to buy, please refer to

About Leadtek
Founded in 1986, Leadtek Research, Inc. is a research and development company, which specializes in the design and manufacturing of a wide range of high performance graphics, video and motherboard solutions. With a wide range of products from 3D Graphics, Multimedia, Motherboards, Video Conferencing Platforms, Video Surveillance, GPS Navigation and Wireless Communications, Leadtek has its sights set on providing total systems and total solutions for entry level and professional users alike in 2002. Leadtek has always focused on intensive R & D, and its ISO9001 manufacturing facility had been recognized as an industry quality leader. Leadtek's R & D efforts are channeled towards user satisfaction while at the same time keeping customer profitability in mind. Leadtek is committed to a win-win strategy of identifying and meeting the needs of its users, thereby sharing success with its customers.

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