Nvidia’s New Pascal based Quadro Graphics Cards for 2017

Nvidia has recently launched its complete range of Pascal series Quadro workstation graphics cards for professionals. Earlier Nvidia had only two Pascal based Quadro Graphics Cards which are Quadro P6000 and Quadro P5000. These were high-end or top of line Pascal Quadro Graphics Cards but now Nvidia has completed its Pascal based Quadro graphics cards lineup by releasing the complete range of Pascal Workstation Graphics Cards. It includes budget, mid-range and high-end Quadro workstation graphics cards based on the Pascal GPU architecture. Now Nvidia has total of 8 Quadro graphics cards having Pascal architecture.

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The latest Pascal Quadro series graphics cards from Nvidia are Quadro P400, Quadro P600, Quadro P1000, Quadro P2000, Quadro P4000 and Quadro GP100. Quadro GP100 is the top of the line workstation graphics card that is VR Ready and comes with huge amount of processing power. Quadro P4000 is a powerful mid-range workstation graphics card that is also VR Ready. Others are budget and mid-range graphics cards and they also offers great performance at affordable price tag. All these Pascal series Quadro graphics cards supports NVIDIA CUDA 8 compute platform which enables developers to access powerful new Pascal features in developer tools, performance enhancements and new libraries including nvGraph.

These latest Pascal Quadro Graphics Cards are great for CAD, CAE, SOLIDWORKS and other graphics intensive and professional applications or softwares. Here in this post I am going to provide you the details about these Pascal series Quadro Graphics Cards with their specifications.

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Latest Nvidia Pascal Workstation Graphics Cards

Here are the latest Nvidia Workstation Graphics Cards based on the Pascal GPU architecture with their major specifications.

Quadro P400

This is the entry level Quadro graphics card based on the Pascal architecture. It is a low profile graphics card and is actively cooled by Heatsink & Fan (HSF). Quadro P400 comes with 256 CUDA Cores and 2GB GDDR5 memory. It has got single slot design and can fit in slim and mini-ITX cases. This card is good for basic and simple CAD models, video editing, photo editing.

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Quadro P400 Specifications
CUDA Cores 256
GPU Architecture Pascal
Memory 2 GB GDDR5
FP32 Performance .641 TFLOPS
Max. Power Consumption 30W
Bus Interface PCI Express 3.0
Output Ports Mini-DisplayPort x 3

Quadro P600

Quadro P600 is also a budget workstation graphics card that is more powerful than Quadro P400. It is also a single slot low profile graphics card that comes with 384 CUDA Cores and 2GB GDDR5 memory. The performance of this card is roughly the double of P400. This card is suitable for Autocad, Revit, Inventor and working with photo editing and video editing applications like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator etc.

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Quadro P600 Specifications
CUDA Cores 384
GPU Architecture Pascal
Memory 2 GB GDDR5
FP32 Performance 1.195 TFLOPS
Max. Power Consumption 40W
Bus Interface PCI Express 3.0
Output Ports mDP x 4

Quadro P1000

This is a budget mid-range level workstation graphics card and is considerably powerful than Quadro P400 and P600. It is a low profile card and occupies only a single slot on your motherboard. Quadro P1000 comes with 640 CUDA Cores and 4GB GDDR5 memory. It can run Autocad, Solidworks, PACS and other graphics applications very well.

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Quadro P1000 Specifications
CUDA Cores 640
GPU Architecture Pascal
Memory 4GB GDDR5
FP32 Performance 1.894 TFLOPS
Max. Power Consumption 47W
Bus Interface PCI Express 3.0
Output Ports Mini DisplayPort x 4

Quadro P2000

Quadro P2000 is a mid-range workstation graphics card based on the latest Pascal GPU architecture. It is considerably faster than Quadro P1000 and comes with 1024 CUDA Cores and 5GB GDDR5 memory. It is a full sized card but occupies only a single slot on your motherboard. On this card you can run CAD / CAE applications, SOLIDWORKS, NX, Creo, Catia, PACS and other graphics softwares smoothly.

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Quadro P2000 Specifications
CUDA Cores 1024
GPU Architecture Pascal
Memory 5 GB GDDR5
FP32 Performance 3.0 TFLOPS
Max. Power Consumption 75W
Bus Interface PCI Express 3.0
Output Ports 4 x DisplayPort

Quadro P4000

Quadro P4000 is the fastest mid-range workstation graphics card in the Nvidia Quadro series lineup. This is a very powerful workstation graphics cards and comes with 1792 CUDA Cores and 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM or Video Memory.

quadro-p4000It is a full length graphics card and has got dual slot design. The card is VR Ready which means you can use this card for creating and testing VR Content or Applications. This card can run CAD and CAE applications like charm to create large and complex CAD models & various other advanced 3D effects.

Quadro P4000 Specifications
CUDA Cores 1792
GPU Architecture Pascal
Memory 8 GB GDDR5
FP32 Performance 5.3 TFLOPS
Max. Power Consumption 105W
Bus Interface PCI Express 3.0
Output Ports 4 x DisplayPort, Optional Stereo x 1

Quadro GP100

Quadro GP100 is one of the most powerful workstation graphics cards based on the Pascal GPU architecture. It is monstrous graphics card that comes with 3584 CUDA Cores and 16 GB HBM2 memory. It is the first Nvidia graphics card to have HBM2 or High Bandwidth Memory 2.

quadro-gp100The card has got dual slot design and is cooled by a single fan and heatsink. This card finds it use in most demanding rendering and GPGPU compute applications. Quadro GP100 is a VR Ready Card and you can increase the performance to 2X level by using two Quadro GP100 cards connected using the NVLINK Bridge and sharing data at 80GB/s channel. This card will be available from March 2017 onwards with a price tag of around 5000 dollars.

Quadro GP100 Specifications
CUDA Cores 3584
GPU Architecture Pascal
Memory 16 GB HBM2
FP32 Performance 10.3 TFLOPS
Max. Power Consumption 235W
Bus Interface PCI Express 3.0
Output Ports 4 x DP, DVI, Optional Stereo

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Final Words

These Pascal based Quadro Graphics cards surely will offer better performance and features over the over the older Maxwell and Kepler based Quadro cards. If you have any doubts or queries regarding graphics cards then you can ask me by leaving a comment below.

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  1. Tony July 7, 2017

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