Summary: If you can justify the price as a 3-year cost, knowing that the next failure will mean buying another new board, go ahead and purchase this. Otherwise -- if you expect products to last their claimed "long product cycle" and if you don't expect to have to pay out another $1000 every 3 years for a board that becomes worthless when the warranty expires -- then you should look elsewhere. Many manufacturers work with customers for obvious product issues even after warranty.
Pros: This card, *when it works* delivers great 2D and 3D graphics performance and frees other system resources to run their best. For anyone whose daily work involves graphics, CAD or video editing, this card greatly improves the experience.
Cons: PNY Quadro boards are expensive and they fail sooner and more frequently than customers have a right to expect of a premium product. PNY gives you a guarantees for 3 years. If your board fails within that period and PNY will cheerfully replace the broken board. But the day after that 3 years, when the next failure comes, you will be plum out of luck. The policy goes from "service with a smile" to "tough nuts". At that point, you need to purchase another $1000 board to...
Summary: Pretty expensive for not that much performance.
Pros: Handles Civil 3d 2015 a little better than the firepro w7000, smoother with less artifacts, but is still underwhelming. I had a gtx 660 which did ok but civil would crash often, with this card it wont crash as much but does lock up for a while when using imagery or large item count files in civil.
Cons: Not certified to Civil3d 2015 and there arn't any specific drivers for the latest autodesk stuff. Installing this card actually lowered my windows performance rating from 7.9 to 7.6. wonder if I should just have gotten another gtx 660 and go dual cards.
Summary: If you've been under a rock, the news is that you can now get a 39" 3840x2160 monitor for about $500. The thing is, it has HDMI inputs only, runs at 30 Hz, and has lousy color. It's perfect for CAD and programming work, and probably lousy for games or photographic work.
Summary: If you use premiere pro then this card is a must. Many effects in Premiere pro are designed around GPU processing. These effects require no rending time. What would take me 2 hours to do with my old video card now takes just a few minutes. Totally amazing.
Summary: I bought this to work with programs like Maya and similar, but on the side I also wanted it to be capable to run games, and it's been really great. I'm not saying it would run every game at full graphics, but it does a great job (even though its not a gtx).
Summary: I was skeptical of the performance benefits of using an Adobe-certified NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics card vs. a consumer/games-oriented model. I used both NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards in the past, many of which appear faster on paper than their professional counterpart. I've been running the NVIDIA Quadro K4000 for a month now, and so far I'm stunned at the difference in performance. PhotoShop never crashes anymore.