Nvidia Quadro professional 3D graphics review extended with hands on testing of K4200 and K5200

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The double height Nvidia Quadro K5200 nestled inside our Scan 3XS GW-HT10 test machine

Last month we put the Nvidia Quadro K2200 (4GB) through its paces, one of five new professional GPUs launched by Nvidia at Siggraph in August. But this was only the first part of the story and we’ve now emerged from our labs to share results for the high-end Quadro K4200 (4GB) and Quadro K5200 (8GB).

While performance of the Quadro K2200 in DS SolidWorks and PTC Creo was promising, if you render your model with real time visual effects such as RealView and Ambient Occlusion then the Quadro K4200 and K5200 should take things up to a whole new level. And, of course, these cards should be ideal for dedicated 3D viz apps like Showcase, 3ds Max, and Maya.
You can read our updated article here, where we also look at GPU compute, Nvidia’s VCA (Visual Computing Appliance) and Nvidia’s transition to the cloud with Nvidia GRID.