At SIGGRAPH 2016, Nvidia announced its first two professional graphics cards for workstations based on the Pascal architecture, the Quadro P6000 and the Quadro P5000.
With this release, Nvidia brings the well-documented Pascal design to workstation graphics. The 16nm FinFET transistors mean even more processing power in a smaller space. Simultaneous Multi Projection (SMP) is actually more important in the workstation space because applications can now use the same geometry in multiple windows, and it is common in 3D applications to have an entire orthographic projection of the same geometry on screen (top, front, side and perspective views).
Lighting and shading artists will appreciate the performance boost given by dynamic load balancing because the card will perform better when using real-time shaded and CUDA- or OpenCL-rendered views at the same time.
The DisplayPort 1.4 ports support up to 7680x4320 at 60 Hz in 30-bit color or can drive up to four 5k displays simultaneously. The Quadro Sync 2 card can be used to sync up to 8 GPUs per system for artifact-free multi-display imagery.
Both cards are expected to be available in October 2016. Pricing was not available at press time.
|Quadro P6000||Quadro P6000|
|GPU Memory||24 GB GDDR5X||16 GB GDDR5X|
|FP32 Performance||12 TFLOPs||8.9 TFLOPS|
|Max Power Consumption||250W||180W|
|Graphics Bus||PCI Express 3.0 x16||PCI Express 3.0 x16|
|Display Connectors||-DP 1.4 (4)|
|-DP 1.4 (4)|
|Form Factor||4.4" H x 10.5" L Dual Slot||4.4" H x 10.5" L Dual Slot|