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Nvidia Quadro K5000 Professional Graphics Card Review

Started by: Patriot | Date 01/17/13 04:33:18 PM
Comments: 7 | Last Comment:  12/14/13 01:42:43 AM


Running Cinebench 11.5 on my 7970 netted me a 73.44 fps.
An unusual OpenGL win over the 680. Obviously the Workstation class cards are tuned towards this type of rendering.

Relevent sytem info: E5-2680, 4x2gb ddr3 1600 cas 9, 7970 (925, 1375) Win7 x64 sp1, catalyst 12.11

Just thought it would be interesting to see the other vendor aspect.
0 0 [Posted by: Patriot  | Date: 01/17/13 04:33:18 PM]

The article only shows how sh!tty the 680 is. This we knew already. You should choose other comparison terms. Even 580 is much better, when it come to DP and calculus, but if you really want to compare, then you should choose some card in the price range of quadro, like for example mars II, or... tesla k20x?
0 0 [Posted by: usernam  | Date: 01/23/13 08:56:38 PM]

I am not convinced you will see Autodesk performance drivers again. Not 100% sure but was the 2011 release the last to use OpenGL? Now that AutoCAD is on Directx API I cant see the Quadro's outperforming the equivalent GeForce cards by anything worth the price tag. Any plans to add Revit benchmarking to tests like this?
0 0 [Posted by: heymoa  | Date: 03/13/13 07:46:36 AM]

Ilya, this review was excellent. Thanks so much for writing it. I am so glad you pointed out the lack of an AutoCAD mini-driver update - this, for me, is a serious limitation. I am building a new CAD workstation (Asus P9X79, i7-3820, 32GB, 256GB SSD, twin 27" monitors) and was planning to buy a Quadro 2000D until I learned about the K2000D. I will buy the K2000D, and hope that nVidia updates the driver soon. My total investment with hdwr and ACAD will be around $10K, so I want to make sure I can do the complex renderings that I have planned.

I added a topic to the nVidia forum requesting the mini-driver update:

I hope they listen!

0 0 [Posted by: cdev  | Date: 05/03/13 10:29:37 PM]

Ilya, Here's an email exchange I had with PNY:

Using Windows 8 64 Bit. I just bought a Quadro K2000D for running AutoCAD 2014. Are you able to tell me if/when the mini-driver will be updated so that the maximum performance of the Kepler card can be achieved with AutoCAD? According to the following review of the K5000, the lack of a mini-driver update is keeping AutoCAD users from maximum performance with Quadro Kepler cards: Thanks

I think you may have it in reverse. Autodesk must update their application to support the Kepler architecture, just as other software developers must do the same thing (Adobe, etc.). If their application does not contain the code required to drive the GPU, no driver update is going to “fix” that problem.

Unfortunately, I'm not smart enough to know who is right - you or the PNY Tech. You say that nVidia is responsible for updating the mini-driver, but he's saying it's up to AutoCAD.

So, I guess in the end, it'll probably never be done.

Too bad.

0 0 [Posted by: cdev  | Date: 05/20/13 06:07:32 PM]


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