NVIDIA Quadro by Application

Graphics Workstations using NVIDIA Quadro & Tesla Cards

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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
M4000 1664 8GB High-End 3D
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

Choose your Graphics Workstation by Application

Application
3XS Recommended Quadro Cards & Graphics Workstations

AutoDesk 3DS Max

GOOD BETTER BEST
M2000 M4000 M5000
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Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

GOOD BETTER BEST
K620 M2000 M4000
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Adobe After Affects

GOOD BETTER BEST
M5000 M5000 + K40
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Ansys CFD

GOOD BETTER BEST
M4000 M5000 + K40 M6000 + K40
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AutoDesk AutoCAD

GOOD BETTER BEST
K420 K620 M2000
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AutoDesk AutoCAD LT

GOOD BETTER BEST
K420 K620
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Blender

GOOD BETTER BEST
M2000 M4000 M5000
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CATIA

GOOD BETTER BEST
M2000 M4000 M5000
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Cinema 4D

GOOD BETTER BEST
M2000 M4000 M5000
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PTC Creo

GOOD BETTER BEST
M2000 M4000 M5000
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DecisionSpace

GOOD BETTER BEST
M6000 M5000 + K40
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DeltaGen

GOOD BETTER BEST
M5000 M6000
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Edius

GOOD BETTER BEST
K620 M2000
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EPLAN

GOOD BETTER BEST
K420 K620
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Geophysical EarthStudy 360

GOOD BETTER BEST
M6000 M5000 + K40
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Geophysical VoxelGeo

GOOD BETTER BEST
M6000 M5000 + K40
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Houdini

GOOD BETTER BEST
M6000 2x M6000
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Adobe Illustrator

GOOD BETTER BEST
K620 M2000
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Adobe InDesign

GOOD BETTER BEST
K420 K620 M2000
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AutoDesk Inventor

GOOD BETTER BEST
K620 M2200 M4000
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NVIDIA Iray

GOOD BETTER BEST
M5000 M5000 + K40
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Kingdom

GOOD BETTER BEST
M4000 M5000
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LightWave 3D

GOOD BETTER BEST
M2000 M4000 M5000
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Metlab

GOOD BETTER BEST
K620 + K40 M5000 + K40
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AutoDesk Maya

GOOD BETTER BEST
M4000 M5000 M6000
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AVID Media Composer

GOOD BETTER BEST
M2000 M4000 M5000
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Microstation

GOOD BETTER BEST
K620 M2200 M4000
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AutoDesk Moldflow

GOOD BETTER BEST
M4000 M5000
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MSC Nastran

GOOD BETTER BEST
M2000 + K40 M4000 + K40
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Nuke

GOOD BETTER BEST
M4000 M5000
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Siemens NX

GOOD BETTER BEST
M2200 M4000
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Petrel

GOOD BETTER BEST
M5000 M6000
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Adobe Photoshop

GOOD BETTER BEST
K420 K620 M2000
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Adobe Premier Pro

GOOD BETTER BEST
M2000 M4000 M5000 + K40
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Davinci Resolve

GOOD BETTER BEST
M2000 M4000 M5000
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Rhino 3D

GOOD BETTER BEST
M2000 M4000
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Shot

GOOD BETTER BEST
M4000 M5000 M6000
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AutoDesk Showcase

GOOD BETTER BEST
M5000 M6000
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AutoDesk Softimage

GOOD BETTER BEST
M5000 M6000
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Siemens Solid Edge

GOOD BETTER BEST
M2000 M4000
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SolidWorks

GOOD BETTER BEST
M2000 M4000
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Vegas Pro

GOOD BETTER BEST
M2000 M4000
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