Nvidia Quadro K5000 – the new card in town for HDX 3D and HDX 3D Pro

Hi all, i am so excited to share this news with you.

I love that Citrix released in Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 FP1 a new version of HDX 3D Pro, which reduced the bandwidth consumption and increased framerate, this is a huge improvement of the technology that i adore. A lot is happening in this space and soon we will see the new Nvidia VGX card that will be able to virtualize the GPU and have multiple users on 1 GPU. NVIDIA says they will be able to have 100 users using this card. For HDX 3D Pro i would cut that down to 10-20, why cause users that normal works with a card like the Quadro 4000 are using the 256 CUDA cores for 3D rich applications like Autodesk Inventor, Dassault Catia/Solidworks, ProE + more. Again time will tell when Nvidia VGX Model 1 is released and if i know NVIDIA right, they will ship cards with more powerful GPU chips on the VGX in the future.

Nvidia have released a Quadro graphic card thats based on the new Kepler technology.
The card is called Quadro K5000.

  • This card is 1/3 the price of the Quadro 6000 and look at the numbers it delivers in the chart i have created.
  • The CUDA cores it delivers are so impressive 3x more than Quadro 6000.
  • The Power consumption is 45% less than the most powerful Quadro card.

** update 22 February 2013

If you want to use the Nvidia Quadro K5000 with GPU pass-through the card is now supported from NVIDIA.

GPU pass-through is supported with Citrix XenServer 6.x and VmWare vSphere 5.1
Above is information confirmed from NVIDIA.

Look out for the Nvidia VGX K2 thats will be sold in Q1 2013. This card is 2x K5000 on 1 card and works with GPU pass-through.

 

Quadro K5000
Quadro 4000
Quadro 5000
Quadro 6000
VGX Model 1
CUDA Cores1
1536
256
352
448
768
Single Precision Compute Performance
2.1 Teraflops
0,4 Teraflops
0,7 Teraflops
1,0 Teraflops
GPU Memory Specs
Memory Size Total
4 GB GDDR5
2 GB GDDR5
2.5 GB GDDR5
6 GB GDDR5
16 GB GDDR3
Memory Interface
256-bit
256-bit
320-bit
384-bit
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Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)
173 GB/s
89.6 GB/s
120 GB/s
144 GB/s
115 GB/s
Power Specs
Max Power
122 W
142 W
152 W
204 W
150 W
FormFactor
Dual Slot
Single Slot
Dual Slot
Dual Slot
Dual Slot

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