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The NVIDIA Quadro K2000 offers the perfect blend of performance and the latest productivity enhancing technical innovations at a very reasonable cost for a wide range of leading professional applications.
You get 2GB of GDDR5 GPU memory, 384 SMX CUDA parallel processing cores, the ability to drive up to four displays simultaneously, and full Shader Model 5 compatibility; all in a single slot form factor which requires no auxiliary power to deliver full performance.
Designed and built specifically for professional workstations. Professionals trust them to realize their most ambitions visions – whether it’s product design, visualization and simulation, or spectacular visual storytelling – and get results to market faster, more profitably, and with superior visual quality.
Package Includes: • NVIDIA Quadro K2000 professional graphics board • DisplayPort to DVI-D SL adapter • DVI-I to VGA adapter • Driver DVD for Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP SP3 (32- and 64-bit) • Printed QuickStart Guide
GPU Memory 2GB GDDR5 Memory Interface 128-bit Memory Bandwidth 64.0GB/s CUDA Cores 384 System Interface PCI Express 2.0 x16 Maximum Power Consumption 51W Energy Star Enabling Yes Thermal Solution Ultra-quiet active fansink Form Factor 4.376” H × 7.97” L, Single Slot, Full Height Display Connectors DVI-I DL + DP 1.2 + DP 1.2 DisplayPort 1.2 Yes DisplayPort with Audio Yes DVI-D Single-Link Connector Via included adapter VGA Support Via included adapter Number of Displays Supported 3 direct, 4 DP 1.2, 2 Win XP Maximum DP 1.2 Resolution 3840 × 2160 at 60Hz Maximum DVI-I DL Resolution 2560 × 1600 at 60Hz Maximum DVI-I SL Resolution 1920 × 1200 at 60Hz Maximum VGA Resolution 2048 × 1536 at 85Hz HDCP Support Yes Graphics APIs Shader Model 5.0, OpenGL 4.3, DirectX 11 Compute APIs CUDA, DirectCompute, OpenCL NVIEW Yes Mosaic Mode Yes (Windows 7 and Linux) NVIDIA t3D Vision Pro Yes, via USB port
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Date First Available
February 26, 2013
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Quick Pros: It works great; easy install; GREAT support (John). Quick Cons: First two cards were defective; almost gave up on them.
At Christmas I built my wife a new computer with a lot of power and this specialized card she needs for 3D graphics work. I spent a lot of time researching the cards that were compatible with the software, and then cross-referencing them with the prospective motherboards to be as certain as possible that the build would go off without a hitch.
The 1st K2000 was DOA. Computer wouldn't even boot with it installed. A week later, with the replacement card installed, the video was crummy and I couldn't install the drivers. I sent that card back for a refund, hesitant to order a third.
A couple of days later I called PNY mainly to see if there was a known problem with a recent batch. John, possibly the best tech support guy I have ever spoken with, said there was not and listened carefully to the problems I had. He felt that he probably could have helped me through the aborted driver install on the second card, and promised that if I purchased a third card he would be available to assist me if needed. He also gave me some hints.
The conversation with John restored my confidence in PNY so I ordered another card. It arrived Monday and the driver installed with ease.
So, the PNY was not without it's trials and tribulations, but I find that's pretty well normal with electronics. Last build I had to send memory sticks back and forth for a while. As Roseanne Rosanna Danna used to say, "It's always something."
The two important things to take from this are: 1) Buy from Amazon and send it back if it's defective; 2) PNY support was outstanding and that's really, really important.
I built a high-end graphics workstation for my daughter who is a senior in college majoring in graphics arts. After months of research, weighing price and features of NVIDIA vs.the competition, I decided to go NVIDIA. I run a team that provides modeling and simulation services to the government. All our machines use NVIDIA Quadro cards. All my technicians swear by them. I consulted other professionals and they universally recommended the Quadro series for workstation applications, mostly because of the drivers. That is the big difference with NVIDIA Quadros, their drivers. I then had to decide how much pain to endure in terms of price. I was afraid the 600-series cards would not be powerful enough for life after college and the 4,000 series prices are just cost prohibitive for me personally. As it is, this card was the single most expensive part of the build. Having said all that, I could not be more pleased. The performance on the Autodesk software my daughter uses is outstanding. No hesitation even with her most demanding 3D animation products. I didn't know much about drivers, but there are more to the Quadro drivers than just making the card work. The features and flexibility you get are unmatched in anything you would experience on your average PC. The ability to create multiple virtual desktops for your different process applications is very useful. My daughter can now have a series of applications open and diaplayed on her dual-monitor rig with a set of views for animation, another for photo editing, another for writing, all by loading the desired profile. All the apps load and the displays pop up in the precise location she wants them, all by selecting a saved profile. Buying this card was a good decision and research pays off. Building a workstation for professional use is much different than building a system for home use or gaming. Lastlyy, I had no issues whatsoever installing the card or installing the software/drivers. It worked perfectly the first time I pushed the power button.
I use this card for Autodesk Maya. I finally upgraded from my old Quadro 600 that worked good, but was looking for more performance. This card delivers. It's definitely pricier than consumer cards, but works well when you use 3D design programs or even Photoshop. I don't own a Quadro 4000, but looking at the specs, the K2000 is similar with more CUDA cores at half the price (win-win).
So far the only down side is early driver issues. 30 bit color no longer works in Maya, and the Force 10-bit mode in the driver causes both Photoshop and Maya to crash. That's very disappointing, since that's why I wanted a card with two displayport outputs to drive my 30 bit enabled primary monitor and displayport only second monitor.
However, like I've seen with the 600, drivers are updated frequently by NVidia, so I'm confident they'll get support up and running especially with their certified drivers.
Unless you need the extra performance or two displayport outputs, the K600 can be had at less than half the cost and still has good performance, making it a better value in my opinion.