Apple is showing little love for the Mac Pro, but at least NVidia ( is; the company says Mac professionals will benefit from “dramatically improved graphics performance and productivity” with the release of the Nvidia Quadro Pro K5000 for the Mac Pro systems.

Based on the Nvidia Kepler architectture, it’s the most powerful professional-class GPU ever for the Mac. Features include:

° Cinema 4K display support (4096×2160 resolution);

° A new display engine that can drive up to four displays simultaneously;

° 4GB of graphics memory.

“Quadro K5000 for Mac will have a transformational impact on the digital content creation workflow,” says Greg Estes, media & entertainment industry executive at Nvidia. “We’re giving Mac Pro users the most powerful professional GPU ever for the Mac, with features and performance that will make a substantial difference in their workflows and allow them to create digital content at speeds never before possible.”

The Nvidia Quadro K5000 for Mac will be available later this year from select Apple resellers and system integrators, and from authorized distribution partners, including PNY Technologies in the Americas and Europe, ELSA in Japan and Leadtek in Asia Pacific. Estimated pricing starts at US$2,249.