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3D Accelerators

MetaVR's VRSG technology supports a wide range of 3D graphics accelerators that can be upgraded as technology evolves. VRSG uses the Microsoft DirectX Application Programmers Interface (API), which is a very thin and efficient layer above the rendering hardware. The graphics API of choice in the game community is Microsoft DirectX, which in turn receives the largest support by hardware vendors of any competing graphics standards. The VRSG application is written with the DirectX API to take advantage of the largest possible base of potential 3D graphics accelerators. The DirectX API issues a major release each year with some vendors providing direct hardware support for some of the DirectX components (such as DirectSound and DirectSound3D). MetaVR uses only non-proprietary 3D graphics accelerators that are commercially available from your local computer retailer. MetaVR constantly evaluates the latest hardware to determine the best possible graphics accelerators for personal computers. The newest generation graphics cards have integrated 2D and 3D capability and support visual simulation as well as desktop business graphics.

  GAME-LEVEL RETAIL GRAPHICS Cards
GeForce GTX780

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780-based video card is most advanced gaming technologies with GeForce Experience™ for one-click driver and setting optimization, plus NVIDIA PhysX® and TXAA™ for smooth, sharp graphics. The GK110-powered GeForce GTX 780 features the same styling as the GeForce GTX TITAN, has 50% more memory and 50% more CUDA cores than the GeForce GTX 680, and is on average 35% faster than its predecessor. NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0 technology allows users to push PC performance to the maximum with precise controls. GPU Boost 2.0 intelligently monitors work with even more advanced controls like GPU temperature target, overclocking, and overvoltage to ensure the GPU works at the ultimate performance. Temporal anti-aliasing (TXAA) creates a smoother, clearer image than any other anti-aliasing solution by combining high-quality MSAA multisample anti-aliasing, post processes, and NVIDIA-designed temporal filters. The GeForce Experience application automatically notifies you of new driver releases from NVIDIA.

The key features of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 card include:

  • 863 MHz base graphics clock rate (900 MHz boost clock rate).
  • 1,502 MHz memory clock.
  • 384-bit 3 GB GDDR5 memory; 6.0 GBPS memory speed, 288.4 GB/sec maximum memory bandwidth.
  • Texture fill rate 160.5 billion/sec.
  • 2,304 CUDA cores.
  • Full support for Microsoft DirectX 11 including Shader Model 5.0.
  • GPU Boost 2.0.
  • Adaptive Vertical Sync.
  • Two new anti-aliasing modes: FXAA and TXAA.
  • PCI Express 3.0 support.
  • NVIDIA Surround multi-monitor support; 3 monitors for simulation, plus a 4th monitor.
  • Supports NVIDIA 3D Vision, PhysX, and SLI.
  • 3.54 billion transistors.
  • Power connectors: 2 x 6-pin.
  • HDMI 1.4a technology for combined video and audio output.
  • Four display outputs: one dual link DVI-I, one dual link DVI-D, one HDMI, one DisplayPort.
  • Maximum digital resolution 2560 x 1600; maximum VGA resolution 2048 x 1536.
  • Supports Windows 8, 7, Vista, Windows XP SP3.

NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
The NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT offers features such as NVIDIA PhysX™ technology, HybridPower™ for optimal power management, with 112 processor cores and a 256-bit frame buffer.

HybridPower™lets you switch from the GeForce 9800 GT graphics card to the motherboard GeForce GPU when running non-graphically-intensive applications for a quiet, low power PC experience. CUDA technology unlocks the power of the GPU’s processor cores to accelerate the most demanding system tasks - such as video transcoding - delivering incredible performance improvements over traditional CPUs. PureVideo® HD
enables the combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing to deliver unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling.

The key features of the NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT include:

  • 112 CUDA cores.
  • 600 MHz graphics clock rate.
  • 1500 MHz processor clock rate
  • 33.6 billion/sec texture fill rate.
  • 900 MHz memory clock.
  • 256-bit memory bus and DRR3 memory.
  • 57.6 memory bandwidth (GB/sec).
  • DX10 support.
  • SLI, CUDA, 3D Vision, PhysX technologies.
  • Multi-monitor support.
  • 2560x1600 maximum digital resolution.
  • 2048x1536 maximum VGA resolution.
  • HDTV, Dual-Link DVI standard display connectors.
  • Single slot, 9-inch length.
  • 400 W minimum system power requirement.
  • 6-pin x2 supplementary power connectors.

 

 
  GENLOCK GRAPHICS CARD


The NVIDIA Quadro K6000 features frame lock and genlock support (via external hardware).

Based on NVIDIA's Kepler architecture, the Quadro K6000 tackles the largest visualization task with 12 GB of on-board memory, advanced display capabilities for large-scale visualization, and support for high-performance video I/O.

The 2880 CUDA parallel processing cores, accelerated doubleprecision computation, and the ability to drive up to 4 ultra-high-resolution displays or projectors at once make the Quadro K6000 the superior choice to bring your largest and most complex 3D terrain rendering to life.

The key features of the NVIDIA Quadro K6000 include:

  • 288 GB per second memory bandwidth.
  • 12 GB GDDR5 total frame buffer.
  • 2880 CUDA parallel-processing cores.
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16.
  • 384-bit memory interface.
  • Maximum VGA resolution 2048 × 1536 at 85 Hz; maximum DP 1.2 resolution 4096 x 2160 at 60 Hz.
  • Full support for Microsoft DirectX 11 and Shader Model 5.0.
  • Genlock and framelock support via add-on NVIDIA Quadro G-Sync card which enables multiple systems to synchronize frame rendering across multiple displays, plus synchronize one or many systems to a common sync source.
  • NVIDIA SLI Mosaic Technology, which enables dynamically scalable graphics performance, enhanced image quality, and expanded display real-estate.
  • 225 W maximum power consumption.
  • 2x6 pin power connector.
  • Supports 4 simultaeanous displays (directly attached displays and displays connected through DisplayPort 1.2 hubs).
  • DVI-I DL + DVI-D DL + 2x DP1.2 + stereo display connectors.
  • 4.4"H × 10.5"L, dual slot, full height form factor.

PNY is our exclusive partner for genlock video capabilities.

All video cards listed here provide significant capabilities; each has different performance and feature advantages to consider with respect to your application. NVIDIA GeForce cards support hardware-accelerated DXTC texture compression and FSAA. We offer a number of different types of 3D graphics accelerators for all MetaVR complete systems based on your specific visualization needs.

You can order any of these products directly from MetaVR. Hardware components are sold only in conjunction with a software purchase.

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