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Pros: The Quadro K5000 is one of the best Workstation GPU on the market , "after the K6000 since then ." You can dramatically increase their performance with a Tesla K20 Maximus 2 configuration. In fact, a Maximus 2 ( Quadro + Tesla K20 K5000 ) configuration is more powerful than a single K6000 card. At least that 's what he told me Quadro technician at a technical consultation on the website of Nvidia.
The Quadro 1536 CUDA Cores K5000 has the memories are fast , it is efficient in energy consumption, their drivers are stable , finally a card is tailored for CG artists . It is very stable and quick in handling millions of polygons in 3ds Max as it has 4GB . In VRay 2.4 regenerates quickly and in real time , runs smooth and stable . Models instantly regenerate VRay RT ( I imagine if you do not want to add a Tesla K20 ) .
In addition, the CUDA technology is fully compatible with VRay , this was one of my reasons why I decided to change my AMD Firepro V8800 card and I had a ton of cores (1600 procesors ) yet never use them efficiently. This is a personal opinion I will say . And it is FirePro cards are good for 3D modeling and performing well in the viewport for a reasonable price . But the Quadro cards are outstanding in all, it's more complete than the AMD card. " The Quadro K5000 worth every dollar you pay for it." That's why Nvidia Quadro is a standard in the CG companies like ILM and other 3D industries.
Cons: Nvidia Quadro K5000 only have 90 in Double Precision. But this is solved by adding a Tesla K20.
Other Thoughts: The Quadro K5000 is fully compatible with dual processors (Xeon X5600 or Xeon E5 generations) at least motherboard having PCI Express 2.0 x16. In fact, the Quadro cards were designed for dual processor configuration. Evidence of this is the configuration of my workstation:
EVGA SR-2 motherboard
Asus DVD Burner
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD
Patriot Signature 24GB Ram
(2) Intel Xeon X5670 proccesors
(2) Corsair H50 Water Cooling
Nvidia Quadro K5000
EVGA SuperNova NEX1500W