Unlike in the consumer world, the manufacturers of workstation-class components such as NVIDIA engineer and optimise its Quadro and Tesla graphics cards for specific applications. This page will help you by suggesting which graphics workstation will provide you with the optimum performance.
Please note that this chart offers suggestions only, your individual needs and demands could differ from our recommendations. For each application we'll provide three recommendations based on the responsiveness of the workstation under when under heavy load - Good, Better or Best.
We define a Good experience as being suitable for occasional use of the application with small models and assets. A Better experience is more suited for regular user of the application with average to large size models and assets. The Best experience is reserved for users who use extremely large models and assets.
The chart is based on benchmarks we have run in-house, recommendations by the developers of the software and the relative performance of the most popular professional graphics cards, the NVIDIA Quadro-series, which is summarised below. The table also includes recommendations for those applications that support NVIDIA Telsa GPU accelerators for massively improved performance.
|NVIDIA Quadro Card||Cores||Frame Buffer||Best For|
|K420||192||2GB||Entry-Level 2D Graphics|
|K620||384||2GB||Mid-Range 2D & Entry-Level 3D Graphics|
|K1200||512||4GB||High-End 2D & Mid-Range 3D Graphics|
|M2000||768||4GB||High-End 2D & Mid-Range 3D Graphics|
|M5000||2048||8GB||Very High-End 3D|
|M6000||3072||24GB||Ultra High-End 3D & Simulations|
|Tesla K40||2880||12GB||Ultra High-End 3D & Simulations, can be used for rendering or compute while you continue to work using seperate NVIDIA Quadro card for visualisation|