Publish Date : 2004/04/23

Leadtek Introduces Industry's First Silent Performance Workstation Graphics Solution

Leadtek Introduces Industry's First Silent Performance Workstation Graphics Solution

New Leadtek Quadro FX 700 Delivers Unprecedented Price-Performance on Key Industry-Standard Tests

[ Taipei , Taiwan / Tokyo , Japan / Shanghai , China / Fremont , C.A. / Netherlands — April 23 rd , 2004 ]

Leadtek Research Inc. and NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today unveiled the newest addition to its NVIDIA Quadro® FX family, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 700. This professional graphics solution delivers unprecedented price-performance to industries that rely on graphics and computationally intensive computer-aided design, digital content creation, and scientific visualization software applications.¹ Featuring a new silent cooling system, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 700 outperforms high-end and upper midrange competitive boards on key industry-standard tests including SPECviewperf® 7.1.1 3dsmax-02, ProE-02, and Ugs-03.²

“Hardware acceleration for Discreet 3ds max ® animation software in the film production pipeline via the programmable NVIDIA Quadro FX 700 is expected to result in a more streamlined workflow and faster visual effects development process,” said Chris Ford, Director of 3D Product Management at Discreet. “A powerful, yet cost-effective solution, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 700 will allow visual artists to spend time previewing their work interactively, on multiple displays–in multiple resolutions–delivering an extraordinarily high degree of visual fidelity.”

The NVIDIA Quadro FX 700 features the industry's only true 128-bit floating-point graphics pipeline for millions of colors in a broad dynamic range, stunning visual quality, and the highest degree of accuracy. Industry-leading 12 bits of sub pixel precision eliminates rasterization anomalies. Full support for OpenGL® 1.5 and Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 programmability as well as high level shading languages enables professionals to build sophisticated real-time shaders for simulating a virtually unlimited range of physical characteristics and surface properties.

“The NVIDIA Quadro FX 700 unleashes the power of graphically and computationally demanding professional applications cost-effectively,” said Jeff Brown, general manager of professional graphics at NVIDIA. “The solution makes high-quality graphics, real-time rendering, and productivity enhancing capabilities readily available to a broad audience of professional users at a level of performance that keeps pace with tight production schedules.”

NVIDIA offers one of the broadest professional application certification programs in the industry . Like all NVIDIA graphics solutions, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 700 uses the NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture, a set of backward-and-forward, top-to-bottom compatible graphics drivers that optimize application performance, stability, and reliability.

Available in late April, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 700 will be sold by Leadtek (Asia/Pacific), as well as value-added resellers and system builders.

NVIDIA's Quadro partner in the Asia Pacific region is Leadtek (excluding Japan ). For more information, please go to

¹ Based on Leadtek Quadro FX 700 SPECviewperf 7.1.1 3dsmax-02, ProE-02, and Ugs-03 results generated by NVIDIA Corp., 3DLabs Wildcat 4 7110 results listed at , and ATI FireGL X1 results generated by NVIDIA Corp. Price-performance was calculated by dividing lowest competitive product prices from by SPECviewperf 7.1.1 3dsmax-02, ProE-02, and Ugs-03 results. Information as of3/16/04.

² Based on Leadtek Quadro FX 700 SPECviewperf 7.1.1 3dsmax-02, ProE-02, and Ugs-03 results generated by NVIDIA Corp., 3DLabs Wildcat 4 7110 results listed at , ATI FireGL X1 results generated by NVIDIA Corp. Information as of 3/16/04.


NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms. Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer digital-media PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems, notebook PCs, military navigation systems, and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara , California and employs more than 1,800 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at

About Leadtek Research Inc.

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, platforms for Video Conferencing, Video Surveillance, GPS Navigation, and Wireless Communication. Leadtek has its sights set on providing Total Systems and Total Solutions for entry level and professional users alike in 2002. Leadtek has always been focused on intensive R&D, and its ISO9001 manufacturing facility has been recognized as an industry quality leader. Leadtek's R&D efforts are channelled 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 a mutual success with its customers.