NVIDIA Quadro M2000 Review: Affordable Maxwell Pro Graphics

Quadro M2000 Test System and SiSoft Shader Compute

How We Configured Our Test Systems: We tested the graphics cards in this article on an ASUS X99 Deluxe motherboard powered by an Intel Core i7-5960X octal-core processor and 16GB of Corsair DDR4 RAM. The first thing we did when configuring the test system was enter the system UEFI and set all values to their "high performance" default settings and disable any integrated peripherals that wouldn't be put to use. The memory's X.M.P. profile was enabled to ensure optimal memory performance and the solid state drive was then formatted and Windows 10 Professional x64 was installed. When the installation was complete, we fully updated the OS and installed all of the drivers, applications, and benchmark tools necessary to complete our tests.

HotHardware's Test System
Intel Core i7 Powered
Hardware Used:
Intel Core i7-5960X
(3GHz, Octa-Core)
Asus X99 Deluxe
(Intel X99 Chipset)

NVIDIA Quadro M2000
AMD FirePro W4300

16GB Corsair DDR4-2133
OCZ Vertex 4
Integrated Audio
Integrated Network
Relevant Software:
Windows 10 Pro x64
AMD FirePro v15.20 Beta
NVIDIA Quadro Drivers v355.98

Benchmarks Used:
SPECviewperf 12.0.2
LuxMark v3.1
Cinebench R15
SiSoft SANDRA 2016

SiSoft SANDRA 2016 SP2
Video Shader Performance Test

First up, we have the Video Shader Compute benchmark built into SiSoft SANDRA 2016. This test performs a series of single and double-precision floating point operations on the GPU and reports the average speed.



The Quadro M2000 had no trouble outpacing the FirePro W4300, a similar class AMD pro-graphics card we had in for reference testing, in the single-float test, but the tables turned in the double-float benchmark.

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