The GPU has come of age and is no longer something that titillates hoards of gamers with promises of better video game graphics alone. Today the GPU can do many things from being used as a super computing platform to greatly accelerating many applications more efficiently than a CPU can.
One of the biggest new features in Adobe Creative Suite 4 introduced not so long ago was the ability for the software to take advantage of the power of the GPU for faster processing and applying of things like filters. NVIDIA has announced a new GPU-based product called the Quadro CX that is designed specifically to accelerate Creative Suite 4.
NVIDIA says that the Quadro CX enhances the performance of the application and allows for faster rendering of video and photos. The Quadro CX card also accelerates rendering time for video previews with 30-bit color or uncompressed 10-bit/12-bit SDI before the final output is made. The biggest catch to the Quadro CX is the price, the card retails for $1999.