By Eric Yang
on 11.16.10

Are your job tools less hammer and nail, more Maya and MathWorks? Do you have nightmares of Photoshop status bars and history cache? Is your day’s productivity counted in fractals rendered? Well, if you’re a Mac Pro user then your graphics card has landed. The insanely fast Fermi architecture based NVIDIA Quadro 4000 ($1,200), not to be confused with Quadra, annihilates wait times with a bevy of graphics processing muscles: 256 CUDA cores, 2GB of GDDR5 memory, up-to 3840×2400 resolution, OpenGL quad buffered stereo support and 3D stereo synchronization. Fast, most certainly, but it won’t make you better at Call of Duty because this GPU is all business. Of course, the Quadro 4000′s blistering performance is outmatched only by its blistering price tag (PC users get away flushing only $700), but can you really put a price tag or expense report line item on getting hours of your time back?

Buy Now: $1,200

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