NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 - Our Summary And Verdict
Performance Summary: All things considered, the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 proved to be a strong performer. Versus the previous-gen Pascal-based Quadro P4000, there is no comparison – the RTX 4000 was significantly faster across the board, with every workload we threw at it. The Quadro RTX 4000 also offered more performance than the Quadro P5000 in many instances, despite the latter’s much higher asking price. The Quadro RTX 4000 also skunked the Radeon Pro WX 7100 in our tests and traded blows with the somewhat more expensive Radeon Pro WX 8200, though the RTX 4000 jumped out to some big leads in a couple of the rendering tests (like V-RAY, for example). The RTX 4000, however, is also half the size of the WX 8200 (1 slot vs. 2 slot), consumes less power, and is quieter as well.
NVIDIA hit a real sweet spot with the Quadro RTX 4000. Sub-$1000 workstation-class GPUs account for a large portion of the market, and with its strong overall performance and ~$900 asking price, the Quadro RTX 4000 address this market exceedingly well. The card is faster than previous-gen offerings that still have much higher asking prices, it has a form factor and power requirements that make it an easy fit for a variety of systems, and support for bleeding-edge features that are currently available only on NVIDIA Turing-based GPUs. Unlike its consumer-class cousins, in light of its competitors, the Quadro RTX 4000 is also priced rather aggressively.
All told, there’s a lot to like about the Quadro RTX 4000. Its performance, power characteristics, form factor, feature set, and pricing all look good versus competing solutions. If you’re considering a pro-graphics card in its class, the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 should absolutely be on your short list. It is a solid value that delivers the goods.