Digital Engineering April 5, 2017
In this article Digital Engineering reviews and benchmarks three of the latest NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics cards based on NVIDIA’s Pascal GPU architecture: NVIDIA Quadro P5000, P4000, and P2000.
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Three New NVIDIA Boards Span Mid-Range to Ultra-High-End
The new NVIDIA Quadro P-series will eventually include a total of eight cards, ranging from the ultra-high-end P6000 and P5000 announced last summer, to the high-end P4000, the mid-range P2000 and P1000, and the entry-level P600 and P400. The company also launched Quadro GP100, a specialty high-performance computing board capable of 64-, 32- and 16-bit floating point calculations.
“All eight new P-series boards are based on NVIDIA’s latest Pascal GPU architecture, built using a 16nm FinFET+ manufacturing process that allows the GPUs to include more transistors, operate at higher frequencies and deliver better performance per watt compared with previous-generation GPUs. The new boards incorporate more CUDA cores and larger framebuffers compared with their predecessors, allowing higher performance with larger datasets.”
“Our results provide convincing proof of the performance improvement achieved by each succeeding generation of NVIDIA GPU. Each new board equaled or exceeded the performance of the next higher level of the previous generation. For example, the NVIDIA Quadro P4000 clearly outperformed the M5000.
Like all other NVIDIA Quadro boards, the Quadro P2000, P4000 and P5000 are fully certified with most engineering design applications, and all boards in the Quadro line use the same unified video driver and support Microsoft Windows 10, 8 and 7 (both 64- and 32-bit) as well as 32- and 64-bit versions of Linux. The boards are also backed by a three-year warranty. Once again NVIDIA has introduced new GPUs that deliver unprecedented levels of performance across its entire product line.”