Okay, okay -- so this $10,750 visual computing monster isn't exactly a back-to-school bargain. But Nvidia's Quadro Plex 2200 D2, due out in September, is a totally unique product -- and if few students can afford one themselves, maybe they can convince the computer lab or design department to pick one up. The Quadro Plex features a pair of Quadro FX 5800 GPUs in a deskside form factor that can also slot into a three-unit rack. Total frame buffer is 8GB, it runs G-Sync Version II, Shader Model 4.0 and has four dual-link DVI display channels. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Nvidia also gives you SLI Mosaic Mode, Genlock/Framelock, Frame Synchronization, and of course, the CUDA parallel computing processor. Fire up the AutoCAD, boys -- we're about to get fractal!