NVIDIA Quadro P4000 And P2000 Workstation GPU Review: Midrange Professional Pascal

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Quadro P4000 & P2000 TimeSpy DX12 And Power

3DMark Time Spy is a relatively new DirectX 12-based benchmark from Futuremark. It features a DirectX 12 engine, built from the ground up, to support bleeding-edge features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading. Time Spy is designed to test the DirectX 12 performance of the latest graphics cards using a variety of techniques and varied visual sequences. This benchmark was developed with input from AMD, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and the other members of the Futuremark Benchmark Development Program, to showcase the potential of close-to-the-metal, low-overhead APIs like DirectX 12.  Gaming benchmarks don't really pertain to a professional GPU review, but since many of you ask how these high-end cards perform relatively to their consumer-class coutnerparts, we've got this data point for you...

3DMark Time Spy & Hitman
Direct X 12 Performance

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The new Quadro P4000 and P2000 notch in just ahead of the Radeon Pro WX 5100 and WX 7100, respectively, in the 3DMark Time Spy benchmark. Neither card targets gamers, but if you want to take a break from work and squeeze in some leisure time, either card will be up to the task. This also an important indicator of DX12-based rendering horsepower. 

Total System Power Consumption
Tested at the Outlet

Before bringing this article to a close, we'd like to cover a couple of final data points -- namely, power consumption and noise. Throughout all of our benchmarking and testing, we monitored acoustics and tracked how much power our test system was consuming using a power meter. Our goal was to give you an idea of how much power each graphics configuration used while idling and also while under a heavy workload. Please keep in mind that we were testing total system power consumption at the outlet here, not the power being drawn by the graphics cards alone.

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Idle power consumption is similar between all of the cards, with only a few watts separating them. It is worth noting, however, that the Quadro P4000 and P2000 technically consumed the least amount of power at idle. Under load, both cards remained relatively power-friendly as well. The Quadro P2000 used the least amount of power by far and the P4000 lands about 10 watts behind the Radeon Pro WX 71000.

In terms of noise output, the Quadro P4000 and P2000 are virtually silent at idle, but their fans do spin up to slightly audible levels under load. We would not consider the cards loud, however. If noise is a concern, the P4000 and P2000 won't be an issue.

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