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 192 cores and 2GB of RAM, the Kepler-based K420 is the entry-level Quadro card, offering solid performance in 2D and basic 3D applications, with support for four displays.
The K620 has 384 cores and 2GB of RAM, giving it roughly double the performance of the entry-level K420. With support for four displays the K620 is much more responsive than the K620 in more complex 2D and 3D applications.
With 512 cores and 4GB of RAM the K2200 offers excellent performance in 2D and 3D applications. It supports up to four displays for increased productivity.
The M2000 has 768 cores and features 4 GB 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 M4000 has 1664 cores and 8GB of RAM, giving it a big boost in complex 3D applications. As its based on the newer Maxwell architecture it is much more power efficient than previous generation Quadros and can support four 4K displays.
The M5000 delivers incredible performance thanks to its 2048 cores and 8GB of RAM. Like the M4000, the M5000 is also based on the Maxwell architecture, meaning it runs cooler and quieter than earlier Quadros, with support for four 4K monitors.
The flagship M6000 has 3072 cores and 24GB of RAM, enabling unparalleled responsive when working with the most complex of models and simulations. It supports four 4K displays for maximum productivity.
The P5000 is based on the latest Pascal architecture and delivers outstanding performance thanks to its 2560 cores and 16GB of RAM.
The P6000 is based on the latest Pascal architecture and so delivers best possible performance with its 3840 cores and 24GB of RAM.
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 12.0.2 benchmark. The scores displayed in the graphs are in fps (frames per second), with a higher number indicating a smoother more responsive experience.
|Graphics Card||Dassault CATIA V6 R2012||PTC Creo 2||Energy seismic rendering||Autodesk Maya 2013||Medical image rendering||Autodesk Showcase 2013||Siemens NX 8.0||Dassault Solid Works 2013 SP1|
|NVIDIA Quadro K420||10.65||11.78||0.14||4.68||2.97||6.64||13.37||27.59|
|NVIDIA Quadro K620||31.47||31.81||0.48||21.13||8.31||11.37||26.91||64.72|
|NVIDIA Quadro K1200||35.85||33.55||2.57||31.68||11.46||20.25||30.50||70.25|
|NVIDIA Quadro M2000||66.98||56.48||4.48||51.48||19.48||26.96||64.30||105.80|
|NVIDIA Quadro M4000||86.40||74.95||5.78||72.41||28.19||44.80||81.24||126.09|
|NVIDIA Quadro M5000||123.31||102.25||9.19||96.60||43.14||61.25||122.25||147.51|
|NVIDIA Quadro M6000||151.46||108.90||13.20||119.78||59.98||87.55||170.54||153.56|