In Autumn 2016 Nvidia introduced its first professional ‘Pascal’ GPUs – the Quadro P5000 (16GB GDDR5) and Quadro P6000 (24GB GDDR5) – both of which delivered phenomenal performance for high-end design visualisation, virtual reality and GPU rendering worfklows.
Today the company has fleshed out its entire ‘Pascal’ Quadro family with five new cards to cater for all types of workstation users – from entry-level CAD to pro VR.
This includes three low profile models, which can fit inside Small Form Factor (SFF) workstations.
Quadro P400 (2GB GDDR5) // £135 (ex VAT)
Quadro P600 (2GB GDDR5) // £190 (ex VAT)
Quadro P1000 (4GB GDDR5) // £350 (ex VAT)
And two standard single slot models
Quadro P2000 (5GB GDDR5) // £480 (ex VAT)
Quadro P4000 (8GB GDDR5) // £900 (ex VAT)
All five models will be available in March and will replace the current ‘Maxwell’ Quadro GPUs. (see chart above for full specifications and prices – US prices have not yet been set).
In the lead up to today’s launch Nvidia provided us with a sample Quadro P2000 and Quadro P4000 for review. As always, we tested these GPUs with real world professional design, engineering, and visualisation applications. As part of the testing we also got hands-on with several new generation pro VR tools using the HTC Vive Business Edition, a special enterprise version of the impressive Head Mounted Display (HMD).
Our test machine was a Scan 3XS Ultimate 2D Plus workstation with a brand new ‘Kaby Lake’ Intel Core i7-7700K CPU, overclocked to 4.6GHz, 32GB of RAM, NVMe SSD and Windows 7 Professional.