NVIDIA launches Quadro M5000 and M4000

Published: 11th Aug 2015, 15:28 GMT

NVIDIA Quadro M5000 (2) NVIDIA Quadro M4000 (3)

NVIDIA announced new Maxwell-based Quadro professional graphics cards.

Quadro M5000 and M4000, GM204 for professionals

As you know, Quadro M6000, the most powerful Quadro graphics card currently offered by NVIDIA, ships with Maxwell GM200, equipped with full 3072 core configuration. The new cards launched today, the M5000 and M4000 feature less powerful, but also less power consuming chip, the GM204.

Quadro M5000 features full silicon with 2048 CUDA cores, while M4000 packs 1664. It means both cards are essentially GeForce GTX 980 and 970 with new coolers and more memory, as both cards ship with 8GB GDDR5 configuration.

Since GTX 970 and M4000 share the same GPU configuration it is likely that M4000 will face the same problems with memory allocation as GTX 970, and therefore reduced speed when utilizing full 8GB buffer.

Despite that, Quadro M4000 is actually quite interesting model, it’s a single-slot card, with missing DVI port, but four DisplayPorts are still present. To confront the cooling efficiency of single-slot cooler, the GPU has been underclocked to 800 MHz, which helped in TDP reduction to 120W.

NVIDIA has not yet revealed how much will these cards cost, and they will they be available for purchase.

NVIDIA Quadro Maxwell
Quadro M6000Quadro M5000Quadro M4000
PictureQuadro_M6000_FxNVIDIA Quadro M5000 (1)NVIDIA Quadro M4000 (2)
GPUGM200GM204GM204
CUDA Cores3,0722,0481,664
Maximum GPU Clock~ 1,150 MHz~ 1,050 MHz~ 800MHz
SP Performance7.0 TFLOPS4.3 TFLOPS2.6 TFLOPS
Memory Size12 GB8 GB8 GB
Memory clock3,300 MHz3,300 MHz3,000 MHz
Memory Interface384 bit256 bit256 bit
Memory Bandwidth317 GB/s211 GB/s192 GB/s
Power Board250 Watt150 Watt120 Watt

NVIDIA Quadro M5000 (1) NVIDIA Quadro M4000 (2) NVIDIA Quadro M5000 (3)NVIDIA Quadro M4000 (1)

Source: ComputerBase




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