Quadro & Catia

CATIA and NVIDIA Maximus

Workstations with the new NVIDIA Maximus technology – that combine Quadro and Tesla graphics cards - provides CATIA users with even greater graphics and computational performance than ever before. Engineers and designers in industries ranging from automotive and aerospace to consumer packaged goods can get incredibly fast and surprisingly cost efficient ways to perform simultaneous CAE simulations or photorealistic rendering while still working on their designs.

As always, the collaboration of NVIDIA, Dassault Systemes and the leading workstation manufacturers, assures you of optimised performance and the most advanced features.

For more information, visit our Maximus workstation page.
Featuring a new geometry engine and up to 6GB of graphics memory, NVIDIA Quadro shatters previous limitations. With up to 85% performance gains* over previous generations, the new Quadro solutions allow you to use advanced textures and materials on large assemblies without slowing down the design process. Stylists can now use realistic materials like car paint, carbon fiber and leather stitching to render life-like models. Electrical and hydraulics engineering teams can navigate complete airplane or car assemblies to make correct technical decisions faster. Go ahead and rotate, pan, zoom and modify without worry. Quadro gives you the power you need.
Which Quadro Solution is Right for me?
  Quadro 2000 Quadro 4000 Quadro 5000 Quadro 6000
Usage Modeling.
Part & Simple Assembly Design.
Intensive Modeling.
Complex Design in Context & system assembly.
Creative Designers.
High-end Modeling.
Simultaneous use of multiple applications.
Visualization or Styling Experts.
Multiple CATIA motion simulations in complex assemblies.
Replaces 35% performance improvement over FX 1800 53% performance improvement over FX 3800 76% performance improvement over FX 4800 85% performance improvement over FX 5800
Benefit All around performance for spinning, panning and zooming Deal with large amount of data View function, motion of an assembly Use complex material and surfaces for better design fidelity Accelerate photorealistic image production
CUDA Cores 192 256 352 448
Frame Buffer Memory 1 GB GDDR5 2 GB GDDR5 2.5 GB GDDR5 6 GB¹ GDDR5
Memory Interface 128-bit 256-bit 320-bit 384-bit
Memory Bandwidth 41.6 GB/s 89.6 GB/s 120 GB/s 144 GB/s
Max Power 62 W 142 W 152 W 225 W
Graphics Bus PCI Express 2.0 x16 PCI Express 2.0 x16 PCI Express 2.0 x16 PCI Express 2.0 x16
Display Connectors² 2 DisplayPort
1 Dual Link DVI-I
2 DisplayPort
1 Dual Link DVI-I
1 Stereo 3D (optional)
2 DisplayPort
1 Dual Link DVI-I
1 Stereo 3D
2 DisplayPort
1 Dual Link DVI-I
1 Stereo 3D
NVIDIA professional graphics solutions are certified and recommended by Dassault Systemes and come with a three year warranty. The close collaboration during product development guarantees stability and reliability of the platform, so everything will perform just the way you expect from day one. It's no wonder that 9 out 10 CATIA certified platforms today are based on Quadro.
CATIA V6 2011
Check out the photorealistic quality in CATIA V6 2011X

Quadro 6000
> 6 GB¹
> 448 CUDA Cores
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Quadro 5000
> 2.5 GB
> 352 CUDA Cores
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Quadro 4000
> 2 GB
> 256 CUDA Cores
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Quadro 2000
> 1 GB
> 192 CUDA Cores
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> To get the latest CATIA Performance
   drivers for Quadro, click here.

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> CATIA Live Rendering Optimization Guide
CATIA Live Rendering Optimization Guide
With complex add-on programs and long wait times it used to be that photorealistic rendering was reserved just for styling and marketing. No longer. Realistic models are a necessity for designers and engineers for more accurate and faster decisions throughout the process. Learn More.

¹ 6GB is supported on Win7 and Linux64 (4GB memory limit on Windows XP64) via Rel 256 driver.
² Two out of any three connectors can be active at a time

* SPEC® and the benchmark name SPECviewperf® are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Competitive benchmark results stated above is based on standard industry workstations representative of when each particular graphics product was launched. Resolution of 1900 x 1200, Windows Win 7, 64 Bit, System 1P XEON 3.3GHz, 6GB Memory, Rel265 Quadro driver. For the latest SPECviewperf benchmark results, visit www.spec.org/gwpg.

© 2011 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, NVIDIA Quadro, and CUDA, are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation. All company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are all subject to change without notice.