When it comes to a professional graphics workstation nothing is more important than knowing that what appears on-screen is accurate and colour correct. For this reason we recommend using a professional graphics card from the NVIDIA Quadro range.
This range of cards spans all the way from £100 to £4,000, with each model being optimised for running specific applications such as 2D CAD, 3D CAD, CAM, 3D animation and 3D rendering. NVIDIA Quadro cards also have certified drivers for hundreds of DCC applications from Abaqus through to Wolfram Research.
NVIDIA Quadro cards are manufactured exclusively by PNY for our 3XS graphics workstations and as standard are covered by a 3 year warranty with a 2 year warranty extension available.
There is such a huge range of different Quadro cards because NVIDIA optimises each card for different workloads, with the more expensive cards being designed for displaying complex 3D models and scenes on multiple monitors. For the ultimate performance consider a Multi-GPU workstation that combines multiple Quadro and/or Tesla GPU accelerators to dramatically accelerate your workflow, delivering as much as 60% additional performance in a wide variety of applications such as 3ds Max, Ansys, Catia, RTT DeltaGen, S3D and Bunkspeed.
With 256 cores and 2GB of RAM, the Pascal-based P400 is the entry-level Quadro card, offering solid performance in 2D and basic 3D applications, with support for three displays.
The P620 has 512 cores and 2GB of RAM, making it noticeably faster than the P600. With support for four displays the P620 is much capable than the P600 in more 3D applications.
With 640 cores and 4GB of RAM the P1000 offers excellent performance in 2D and 3D applications. It supports up to four displays for increased productivity.
The P2000 has 1024 cores and features 5GB of ultra-fast on-board memory, and the power to drive four 4K displays natively. The perfect balance of performance, compelling features, and compact form factor.
The P4000 has 1792 cores and 8GB of RAM, giving it a big boost in complex 3D applications. As it’s based on the Pascal architecture it is much more power efficient than previous generation Quadros and can support four 4K displays.
Quadro RTX 4000
The RTX 4000 is based on the latest Turing architecture and delivers excellent performance thanks to its 2304 cores and 8GB of RAM. It also suports real time ray tracing and accelerated AI.
The P5000 is based on the Pascal architecture and delivers outstanding performance thanks to its 2560 cores and 16GB of RAM.
Quadro RTX 5000
The RTX 5000 is based on the latest Turing architecture and delivers outstanding performance thanks to its 3072 cores and 16GB of RAM. It also suports real time ray tracing and accelerated AI.
The P6000 is based on the Pascal architecture and so delivers best possible performance with its 3840 cores and 24GB of RAM.
Quadro RTX 6000
The RTX 6000 is based on the latest Turing architecture and delivers outstanding performance thanks to its 4608 cores and 24GB of RAM. It also suports real time ray tracing and accelerated AI.
Quadro RTX 8000
The RTX 8000 is based on the latest Turing architecture and delivers unmatched performance thanks to its 4608 cores and 48GB of RAM. It also suports real time ray tracing and accelerated AI.
While the GP100 has 3584 cores, a few less than the P6000, it is equipped with 16GB of HBM2 memory, which provides much more memory bandwidth than standard GDDR5. This makes the GP100 very suitable for GPU accelerated compute applications.
The GV100 is the first Quadro based on the Volta architecture. It combines the awesome power of 5120 CUDA cores plus 640 Tensor cores plus 32GB of HBM2 memory, making it the fastest compute card in production today.
The graphs below showing the relative performance you can expect from the different Quadros in a variety of popular professional graphics applications using the SPECviewperf 12.1 benchmark. The scores displayed in the graphs are in fps (frames per second), with a higher number indicating a smoother more responsive experience.
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