NVIDIA announced today that they have expanded the Quadro Professional line of workstation graphics cards to include the Mac Pro.

The NVIDIA Quadro 4000 carries some cool functionality, and emerges in the Mac OS X Snow Leapard. Various applications are supported on the Mac Pro platform through this GPU. Adobe applications can now leverage NVIDIA CUDA technology on the MAC, and the double precision functionality, unique to the Quadro 40000 for Mac, is being directly harnessed by MATLAB.

“The visualization features in the Quadro 4000, coupled with GPU-accelerated computation for algorithm development and deployment with MATLAB and Parallel Computing Toolbox, are a powerful combination of capabilities for the Mac platform,” said Silvina Grad-Freilich, manager of parallel-computing marketing, MathWorks.  “We are pleased that our Mac users will be able to leverage Fermi-grade computational performance in their applications.”

The Quadro 4000 develops 890 million triangles per second. One other notable addition is support of the Apple mini-display port functionality.

Specifications include:

  • 256 CUDA parallel processing cores
  • 2 Gig GDDR5 frame buffer memory
  • 256 bit memory interface
  • 89.6 GB/s memory bandwidth
  • DVI-I and DP display connections
  • 142W max power consumption
  • 4.376” H x 9.50” L Single Slot
  • USB support of 3D Vision Pro
  • DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.1, Shader Model 5
  • 2560×1600 Maximum Display Resolution Digital

MSRP comes in at a smoking $1199 USD, and is available this month at Apple resources and resellers.

For more information, check out NVIDIA Quadro 4000 graphics processing unit (GPU) for Mac.

You may also want to check out some other recent NVIDIA Quadro GPU releases here.