NVIDIA widens Kepler-based Quadro card line
NVIDIA has decided to finally include more Kepler-based graphics cards to its professional Quadro line after last year’s launch of the K5000. The company has now released four more Kepler Quadro solutions – the Quadro K4000, Quadro K2000, Quadro K2000D and Quadro K600.
All aforementioned solutions are equipped with NVIDIA’s SMX technology which brings increased computational power to the table when compared to previous Quadro generations. Moreover the new professional graphics cards feature faster memory and NVIDIA FXAA and TXAA technologies.
The first model in the line – the Quadro K4000 – is the fastest among all of them. It comes with the GK106 GPU and with 768 stream processors, 64 texture units and 24 ROPs all running at 800 MHz. The card is equipped with 3 GB of GDDR5 memory at 5600 MHz accessed via a 192-bit bus. Needing 80 watts of power the K4000 sells for USD 1269.
Next in the line is the Quadro K2000 – the card is based on the GK107 GPU and features 384 stream processors, 32 texture units and 16 ROPs all at 950 MHz. The frame buffer has been cut down to 2 GB of GDDR5 memory at 4000 MHz accessed via a 128-bit bus. The card consumer 51 watts of power and sells for USD 599. The only difference between the K2000 and K2000D cards is that the former has two DisplayPorts and one DL-DVI port, while the latter has two DL-DVI ports and one mini-DisplayPort. Both cards are available for USD 599.
Finally we have the Quadro K600 – an entry-level solution based on the same GK107 GPU but coming with just 192 stream processors, 16 texture units and 16 ROPs. The GPU runs at 875 MHz, while the on-board 1 GB GDDR3 memory runs at 1800 MHz and gets accessed over a 128-bit bus. The card needs 41 watts of power and sells for USD 199.
All new Quadro cards are available now.