Nvidia Brings Pascal To Pro Graphics With Quadro P6000, P5000 GPUs

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And Nvidia laughs at the $10K price tag for Pro SSG.
 

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NVIDIA laughs at AMD's paltry 2GB/s (max) 1TB SSD inside the GPU.
 

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So, 2x the memory of a new Titan X or GTX 1080 for at least 5x the $? That and ECC are probably the only differences.

*yawn*

BTW, they're seriously over-hyping "Simultaneous Multi Projection". It doesn't enable anything you couldn't do before. It just an optimization for doing it in a single pass. I doubt most apps are bottlenecked by geometry processing, anyhow.
 

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These will be priced in the $5k range based on other quadro products. The usage of professional graphics cards highly depends on your application suite. Being able to render images in more than real time is a powerful tool. Simultaneous multi-projection also has its uses in simulations. Really just depends on your needs and how your applications react to the hardware.
 


It seems rather obvious most people commenting don't use professional cards. People who use these to make a living I assume will be loving the fact they can render in real time. That 5K mark is nothing for a company doing rendering of graphics and I expect the ability to render in real time will have so much savings that they may very well make that 5k up in a month.
 

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Render what in realtime? These have virtually (if not actually) the same GPUs as the non-pro versions. The main differences are ECC RAM, lower clockspeed, uncrippled drivers, and branding.

So, for what do you use professional cards?

I hope you realize that it's not like Pixar can use these cards to do the final render of their movie in realtime. I wouldn't even be surprised if they didn't buy pro or top-of-the-line cards for artists' workstations. Most 3D artists do most of their work with simplified views for pragmatic reasons. For instance, animators and lighting designers traditionally don't even use textures.
 

bit_user

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Yeah, already saw that.

Now, there is a good example of a professional card. It's expensive, but for a good reason. And no equivalent consumer version exists. Yes, for the things it does, you can certainly imagine a compelling return-on-investment for certain business applications.

But my complaint was never about whether businesses can justify spending $5k on a graphics card. The point was, why pay $5k for a nearly identical card to the one being sold to consumers for $1.2k or $650. If you don't need 24 or 16 GB, then it feels like a waste of money. Yes, I know the drivers are "optimized" for workstation applications, but if ISVs were smart, they'd code their workstation applications to use Direct3D or Vulkan so that users can enjoy good performance with consumer-grade cards.
 
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