NVIDIA Quadro M2000 Runs Four 4K Displays And Runs $450
NVIDIA has released the budget friendly Quadro M2000 4GB GDDR5 workstation graphics card. This Maxwell based card is the little brother to the Quadro M6000 24GB GDDR5, but it still packs a mean little punch and is capable of running popular business software like CAD, Solidworks and 3DS Max. This is because it has 768 CUDA cores based on the Maxwell FPU architecture. Think 1.8 single precision TFLOPS versus 1.3 TFLOPS on the Quadro K2200 that this card is replacing.
The Quadro M2000 is a single-slot actively cooled workstation card (6.6″ long by 4.376″ tall) with four standard sized DisplayPort 1.2 connectors. Thanks to the four DP 1.2 Multi-Stream video outputs, it can drive four 4K displays natively. It also supports ‘True 4K’ and by that we mean running 4096 x 2160 at 60Hz on each panel. You can also use the video outputs to run two 5K 60Hz monitors or one 8K projector!
Since the card has a peak power consumption of 75W there is no need for an external power connector as the PCI Express 3.0 x16 interface is capable of delivering all 75 Watts of power that the card needs. The M2000 also supports the usual APIs, so there is support for DirectX 12 Feature Level 12_1, OpenGL 4.5, Shader Model 5.0 and Vulkan 1.0. A hardware H.264/HEVC video encoder is included, along with a hardware HEVC decoder.
The NVIDIA Quadro M2000 is on sale today and we were told that the estimated street price should be around $450. This card will be replacing the older Quadro K2200.