NVIDIA Quadro CX Review :: Introduction

03-26-2009 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Ben Sun

NVIDIA is a company that has existed for many years who designs and makes chips for video cards, motherboards, mobile handheld devices and many other aspects of computing life today. For several years their Quadro line of workstation video cards has been the best performing and selling professional graphics cards on the market for a while now, replacing the likes of the Diamond (now ATI) FireGL, the 3DLabs and others.

Adobe was founded in 1982, which is engaged in delivering video content, rich images in film and dynamic digital content for a variety of media. Programs like Adobe Flash, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat are now synonymous with the fields the software serve. Adobe Photoshop is the premier graphics editing program on the market with an estimated 90% of the computers for creative artists having Photoshop installed on it. The latest Photoshop is Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 4. NVIDIA designed the GT200 chip to go beyond graphics into other markets like video transcoding and using the Shader Processors as Compute Processors. With the launch of Photoshop CS4, NVIDIA took it a step further and launched the Quadro CX workstation graphics card. This card is designed to accelerate Adobe CS4 features and video encoding. But first a look at the new features of Adobe Photoshop CS4 and what the Quadro CX video card accelerates.