Entry level multi-display workstations aren’t a market that gets anywhere near the amount of attention that many of us are used to seeing in other markets. Never the less it is a market that definitely needs something catering to its needs, be it large format signage, financial trading, or any other area where a large number of displays are needed but not a large amount of horsepower to push them.

To that end, today NVIDIA is launching a new entry into their venerable NVS multi-display lineup, the NVS 810.  Seeing as this market segment doesn't see updates very often this is the first and possibly only Maxwell based card to be released in this sector. This card is based around a pair of GM107 GPUs on a single board, allowing NVIDIA to outfit the NVS 810 with 8 mini-DP 1.2 ports on a single-wide PCIe card.

For the NVS 810’s hardware, under the hood we are looking at a pair of partially enabled GM107 GPUs with 512 of 640 CUDA cores enabled, for a total of 1024 CUDA cores. This is paired up with 2GB of VRAM per GPU for a total of 4GB, and though NVIDIA doesn’t specify the memory type it’s safe to assume it’s DDR3. Otherwise NVIDIA is targeting a relatively low power profile here – just 68W total board power – with the lower board power helping with GPU density and makes stuffing the maximum of four of these cards into a single machine at once a much more civil affair.

NVIDIA NVS 810 Specfications
  NVS 810
CUDA Cores 2 x 512 (1024)
Memory 2 x 2GB (4GB)
Display Connectors 8x Mini DisplayPort
(8x 4096x2160 @ 30Hz or
4x 4096x2160 @ 60Hz)
Max Configuration
4 Boards, 32 Displays
Total Board Power 68W
Length 9.5"
Width Single Wide (4.4")
Cooling Active
MSRP $650-$750

Speaking of stuffing cards in a machine, while I imagine that real world implementations of this may be rare, where I notice that this solution gets immensely crazy is the sheer number of mDP ports on hand coupled with the ability to fit four in one machine. Coupled with NVIDIA’s Mosaic display stitching and synchronization software,  it’s possible to use a pair of NVS 810s together to drive up to 16 4K displays as if they are one massive display. Regardless of the rarity of such an implementation the idea that one could build a micro-ATX computer that could drive what’s functionally a 137MP display is a very impressive thought indeed.

Wrapping things up, NVIDIA tells us that the NVS 810 is expected to have a street price in the $650-$750 range. Overall the company is pitching the NVS 810 as a high density, low total cost solution to situations requiring a large number of high pixel count displays. As a result NVIDIA is chasing a very specific market with the board, but for those with such needs the NVS 810 brings quite a bit to the table.

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  • RaistlinZ - Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - link

    But... can it play Crysis?
  • DanNeely - Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - link

    On that 15k video wall? Probably at at least 50 FPS.

    That's frames per (gaming) session.
  • AntDX316 - Thursday, November 12, 2015 - link

    It's designed for scientific applications. Look it up on youtube.
  • richb93 - Friday, November 13, 2015 - link

    Not only are you spamming this useless comment everywhere, it's totally wrong. This card is for *any* scenario which requires multiple display outputs. Not only this, but every news outlet is referring to it as a card for digital signage solutions. So no, it isn't for scientific applications, and no, I'm not going to look on YouTube for information that I can find elsewhere. Jesus wept.
  • Michael Bay - Thursday, November 5, 2015 - link

    I wonder if it is possible to unite this card with something like 980ti under DX12 and have a decent framerate on a big matrix of displays.
  • AntDX316 - Thursday, November 12, 2015 - link

    It's designed for scientific applications. Look it up on youtube.
  • aryonoco - Thursday, November 5, 2015 - link

    16x 4k displays.

    I want!

    Well, actually there is no way I can even fit 16x 21" display on my desk. But I can fit 6x 8k displays. Hmmmm....
  • Morawka - Thursday, November 5, 2015 - link

    wow totally overpriced there self out of this market.... ppl just gonna get those 6 mDP radeon's and do the same thing for 100x less cost
  • HollyDOL - Thursday, November 5, 2015 - link

    Maybe, though if you can afford buying and running so many screens I doubt cost of this card would trouble you much.
  • qlum - Thursday, November 5, 2015 - link

    Maybe but when you can just pop in 2 or 3 of these cards I guess the use case of a single card capable of 8 is pretty limited. I guess maybe if you need to also run adobe crap (which crashes on multi gpu config or at least amd + intel igp configs) but other then that I think its uses are limted.

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