Delivering excellent graphics performance across a broad range of design, animation and video applications, Quadro 4000 for Mac allows you to do more, faster. NVIDIA professional software technologies such as CUDA™ and optimized drivers enable Quadro GPUs to dramatically accelerate applications such as Premier Pro CS5, where you can streamline your production workflow by previewing and editing multiple layers of high definition video in real-time.
Better, faster results
With GPU accelerated professional applications such as DaVinci Resolve, Autodesk Smoke and Mathworks Matlab available on the Mac, Quadro 4000 for Mac enables you to deliver higher quality results in less time.
The Quadro 4000 for Mac is based on the groundbreaking NVIDIA Fermi architecture. Featuring the Scalable Geometry Engine and 256 CUDA parallel processing cores, it delivers best-in-class performance for graphics-intensive and compute-intensive applications. Fast double precision, a unique Quadro feature, will enable high accuracy and fast results critical for a number of CAE or Scientific applications such as Matlab. Additionally, 2GB of high-speed memory enables smooth interactivity with large datasets.
Featuring DisplayPort and DVI connectors, you get maximum flexibility in display connectivity. A dedicated 3-pin miniDIN connector enables a robust glitch-free for 3D stereoscopic viewing experience.
In addition, when employing Apple Boot Camp, users can experience the full features and accelerated performance of native Quadro professional 3D graphics when running Windows based professional applications.
Built for Mac Pro
Designed, tested, and built by NVIDIA for the Mac Pro, Quadro 4000 for Mac gives professionals the highest performance in its class, most advanced capabilities and greatest reliability. With Quadro your work flows design, iterate and deliver higher quality results in less time.
- Supercharge your CUDA based applications such as Adobe Premier Pro CS5, Photoshop CS5, DaVinci Resolve, Autodesk AutoCAD and more
- Interact smoothly with large datasets enabled by the 2GB of high-speed memory
- Enable a robust 3D Stereoscopic viewing experience on your 3D Stereo-capable display through a dedicated 3pin miniDIN connector
- Fast double precision, a unique Quadro feature, enables high accuracy and fast results critical for a number of CAE or Scientific applications
- Experience native Quadro professional 3D graphics performance when running Windows based applications using Boot Camp
- Low-power, single-slot design allowing for up to two cards in one system for application performance scaling or connecting four displays
- View your work up to 2560x1600 (@60Hz) resolution
- Connect to mini-DisplayPort displays through the included adapter cable
- Simple setup and operation
Did you notice?Unique fast double precision enables high accuracy and fast results critical for a number of CAE or Scientific applications.
Apple Recommends ForHD video editing with Premier Pro CS4 or CS5, especially if you're working with multiple layers of HD content.
What's in the Box?
- NVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac graphics card
- DisplayPort to mini-DisplayPort cable
- DisplayPort to DVI-D (single link) cable
- DVI to VGA adapter
- 6-pin auxiliary power cable
- 3D Stereo Bracket
- Install CD with graphics and CUDA drivers and Installation Guide
- Quick start guide
- Connections : DVI-D,VESA DisplayPort
- Height : 4.376 in./11.12 cm
- Width : 0.57 in./1.45 cm
- Weight : 1.25 lb./0.57 kg
- Length : 9.5 in./24.13 cm
- Mfr. Part Number : VCQ4000MAC-PB
- UPC or EAN No. : 751492488554
- Note : Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty : Three years
- To ensure optimal performance, NVIDIA and PNY have released a new v256 driver for all Quadro for Mac products shipped before January 10, 2011. Please download this free update at www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
Ratings & Reviews
i work in 3D visual effects, post production, and graphics.
this video card works fantastic under Windows 7. the Windows drive rs for the Quadro are finely tuned and allow particular applications to take full advantage of the video card.
under OS X, the card is NOT worth the premium cost. my ATI 5870 performs better in applications that the Quadro 4000 is suppose to work better with. for the life of me, i can't understand why Nvidia/Apple can't get these drivers right under OS X. its the same story, Quadro release after Quadro release. Nvidia and Apple just don't seem to care. my current 2010 12-core Mac Pro might be my very last Apple desktop. i just can't justify the Apple tax anymore if Apple isn't going to provide basic stuff professionals need. it just seems like Apple is drifting farther and farther away from the professional market.....so disappointing.
another extremely annoying thing is that i can't have my ATI 5870 and Quadro 4000 running at the same time. the Mac Pro only has two 6-pin power cables!!!! what's with that!! are you kidding me??!!
and why is apple charging $400 more than every other vendor for this graphics card? what a joke....please, do yourself a favor and do your research before you buy. …
- Written by MUBARIK A from Troy
268 of 292 people found this useful
Waste of money for After Effects
We purchased these cards for our studio because of a recommendation from Apple tec support. After installing them, we started run ning some tests against the Radeon 5570 that comes in the new mac pros. For $1100, we gained 21 seconds on a 9 and a half minute render. Also after updating OSX to 10.6.7, it conveniently didn't work with the card. We could no longer use a second monitor without reverting back to an older version. It also was slower while using 64bit Maya 2011. It reduced our frame rate and did not improve render times. Also we repeatedly tried to contact PNY to see if we had set the cards up incorrectly, but our calls were never returned nor were our e-mails responded to. We would not recommend this card at all for a professional motion graphics artist. …
- Written by Christopher S from Columbus
199 of 218 people found this useful
Buy this card if you want to waste time and money...
I bought this card in hopes it would help speed up my workload and all I did for 3 weeks was troubleshoot this card on my own beca use Apple, NVIDIA and PNY all thought it was the other companies problem and gave me the run around. Here's what you get for 1200$... Mac side: 1. screen tears constantly, 2. complete system lock ups, 3. audio drivers disappearing when coming over from bootcamp, 4. no support!
And to top it off if you do a system reformat you need to put in your old card to do so.
PC side works great but if I wanted a PC I would have bought a PC!
I 've never been so disappointed in Apple for not making sure PNY had their ducks in a row with their drivers before selling this useless 1200+ dollar card on their site. This card came out 4 months ago and still they have not fixed the drivers! …
- Written by David S from Palm Harbor
183 of 199 people found this useful
Quadro 4000 firmware doesn't support Raytracing in Adobe AE CS6
I had one for 3 months, its fast but in After Effects CS6 it does not support Raytracing. Older Quadro 4000s are fine but for some reason newer Quadro cards have issues. There are blogs that state the firmware changed at some point which hampers Raytracing. I tried all the different drivers etc. to now avail.
Look for the Sapphire HD 7950 Mac edition …
- Written by Alexander B from Clarence Park
3 of 6 people found this useful
Great Card! Lightning Fast!!!
Just got this card installed yesterday, and I love it!!! Super quick in Premiere and After Effects. Just in one day, it's amazing how much time I have saved with rendering. This card will pay it's self off in no time!
My only complaint, about the card is that there is only one display port hookup. On the PC version of this card, there are 2 display ports as well as one DVI hookup. Because of this, I could only hookup one of my 27" Cinema Displays. To work around this I left my old card in to run both of the displays. …
- Written by Michael D from Phoenix
9 of 10 people found this useful
Great card for color correction and Boot Camp
This card is an important addition to color correction on the Mac. Although you can run DaVinci Resolve with lesser powered cards , you'll find that with OSX Lion, the workflow is far superior. For other apps the boost may be less, but much of that has to do with Apple's support of Open GL standards (which are lacking).
If you run Boot Camp, then this card is an unmitigated blessing! You will get much out of this running Windows 7 apps under with this card. Unity Pro, Maya, Mudbox, Softimage all run quickly and seamlessy with the NVIDIA QUADRO 4000.
Highly recommended for those who need it. …
- Written by John R P from Carlisle
53 of 59 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Michael N from Kailau
- Nov 25, 2012
- Answered by Cameron O
- May 16, 2013
I have 2 NEC monitors with Spectraview-II, these are optimized using Display Ports. How should I connect a 5770 and 4000?
- Asked by Bill B from Phenix City
- May 12, 2013
No answers yet
I have two 30" Cinema Displays running to my 2009 Mac Pro (the one with 4 ram slots not 8). Can the nVidia QUADRO 4000 2GB support both monitors?
- Asked by Elliot C from Brooklyn
- Jul 18, 2012
- Asked by Jonathan M from Taunton
- Aug 22, 2011
Will only work with MacPro3,1 and up with 10.6 drivers from Nvidia.
- Answered by Ken K from Auckland
- Feb 18, 2013
- Asked by Matthew M from Austin
- Mar 10, 2011
Keep the 5870 or double it up. the nVidia is a disaster, i have had nothing but issues with it, it i s NOT OpenCL compliant so there is no advantage in FCP or Motion, half the CUDA based applications require you to install the CUDA api for it to work right. I am selling my quadro now and putting a second 5870 in.
BTW you can't run the 5870 and quadro without a splitter for power, and i have heard (but haven't seen) that there are issues running these 2 together …
- Answered by Michele H from Port St Lucie
- May 7, 2012