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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.

GeForce GTX980Ti

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980Ti-based video card is Nvidia's most advanced architecture ever, delivering incredible performance and unmatched power efficiency. Powered by next-generation NVIDIA® Maxwell™ architecture, this graphics card delivers unmatched power efficiency, faster framerates, new rendering techniques and superior image quality. NVIDIA Maxwell offers cutting-edge features like Multi-Frame Anti-Aliasing (MFAA), which easily doubles your performance by alternating sample calculations for anti-aliasing resulting in faster and smoother simulations and Dynamic Super Resolution technology that delivers 4K-quality rendering on a 1080p or higher monitor.

The key features of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980Ti card include:

  • 1,000 MHz base graphics clock rate (1,075 MHz boost clock rate).
  • 384-bit 6 GB GDDR5 memory; 7.0 GBPS memory clock, 336.5 GB/sec maximum memory bandwidth.
  • Texture fill rate 1176 GigaTexels/sec.
  • 2,816 CUDA cores.
  • Full support for Microsoft DirectX 12.
  • Dynamic Super Resolution.
  • Adaptive Vertical Sync.
  • Anti-aliasing mode: MFAA.
  • PCI Express 3.0 support.
  • Multi-monitor support for 4 displays.
  • Supports NVIDIA 3D Vision, GPU Boost 2.0, PhysX, SLI, GameStream, ShadowPlay.
  • Power connectors: 6-pin and 8-pin.
  • HDMI 1.4a technology for combined video and audio output.
  • Display outputs: Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2.
  • Maximum digital resolution 5120 x 3200; maximum VGA resolution 2048 x 1536.
  • Supports Windows 8.1, 8, 7, and Vista.

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.



The NVIDIA Quadro M6000 features frame lock and genlock support (via external hardware).

Based on NVIDIA's Maxwell GPU architecture, the Quadro M6000 tackles the most challenging visualization workloads with ease.

The all new display engine drives up to four 4K-resolution displays natively with DisplayPort 1.2 support for ultrahigh resolutions like 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz with 30-bit color. Synchronize multiple displays across systems with the Quadro Sync board and accelerate data transfer with external I/O boards through GPUDirect™.

The key features of the NVIDIA Quadro M6000 include:

  • 12 GB GDDR5 GPU memory.
  • 384-bit memory interface.
  • 317 GB/s memory bandwidth
  • 3072 CUDA cores.
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16.
  • 250 W maximum power consumption.
  • Maximum VGA resolution 2048 × 1536 at 85 Hz; maximum DP 1.2 resolution 4096 x 2160 at 60 Hz; Max DVI-I DL Resolution 2560 × 1600 at 60 Hz; Max DVI-I SL Resolution 1920 × 1200 at 60 Hz.
  • Full support for Microsoft DirectX 12 and Shader Model 5.0.
  • Genlock and framelock support via add-on NVIDIA Quadro 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.
  • Supports 4 direct displays and 4 DP 1.2 Multi-Stream.
  • 4x DP 1.2 + DVI-I DL 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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