Nvidia makes Google Earth 'emotional reality'

by admin August 5, 2006 at 9:48 am

The graphics card maker says its latest system will break new ground in flight simulation, 3D design and oil exploration

Nvidia has developed a graphics system which experts claim could enhance 3D applications such as Google Earth to levels that go well beyond any existing simulation.

The Quadro Plex 1000 unit, which the company has described as “an order-of-magnitude increase in levels of productivity and capability for advanced visualisation”, is based on Nvidia’s SLI multi-GPU (graphics processing unit) technology, and will hit the market in September at around $17,500 (?Ǭ£9,200).

Google Earth’s chief technologist, Michael Jones, described running the application on Nvidia’s unit as “an astounding visual experience” which takes the viewer “from visual simulation to emotional reality”.

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