Event Coverage

Highlights from NVIDIA's GTC 2012 Exhibits

By Michael Low & Wong Chung Wee - 21 May 2012

Highlights from NVIDIA's GTC 2012 Exhibits

Exhibits Galore @ NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference 2012

This is a mock-up of a driver's seat in a vehicle that features the NVIDIA Tegra 3 powering the display units.

The four-monitor setup is powered by a pair of GeForce GTX 680 cards in SLI configuration. The game on display is Skyrim with its settings set at maximum to tax the pair of graphics cards. You can also note the 'accessory' display complimenting the main gameplay screens, though we're not totally sold of its usefulness.

The Maingear chassis that hosts the pair of GeForce GTX 680. Maingear is a US-based high-performance PC builder.


Enterprise Exhibits

The ASUS Z9PE-D8 workstation motherboard. It features two LGA2011 sockets for Intel Xeon processors. The chipset of the board is Intel C602 Express.

The Cubix GPU-Xpander for laptops allows laptops to run GPU-accelerated applications as the GPU-Xpander actually hosts more powerful graphics cards than the laptop. It is essentially an expansion enclosure that connects to the host computer using an ExpressCard adapter and a cable.

The GPU-Xpander does not need any additional software except for the graphics drivers of the cards it is hosting. Seen here, it has a pair of NVIDIA Quadro 6000 graphics card inside and the pair just appears to be part of the host computer.