Summary: The CAD industry loves to pate itself on the back and charge high fees with pedigree hardware requirements and legacy software deeply rooted in the 90's...apparently forever. This card is now a legacy item. Is the solution near the level of enthusiast - grade options in terms of packaging and cooling solutions? No. Instead clever little manipulations of the firmware distinguish an engineering card from a gamer card.
Summary: Pros: First off, this card is small, quiet and stays cool even during intense simulations. When using Maya 2012 and Photoshop to create 3D artwork. I tried to simulate cloth and particle effects and was pleasantly surprised that this card could handle a large amount of particles or a high poly piece of cloth. I also loaded up a heavily detailed character animation and even with the character smoothed and moving, I didn't experience a drop in frame rate.
Summary: Its not a high end card, but it was bought for a low graphics user. it performs well despite its price. Really happy. Have bought quite a few PNY quadro cards now and have had no problems with any of them. Good buy.
Summary: eliminated some frustrating CAD issues for one of my clients. much faster renders, and the cache/buffer appears to reduce the "artifacts" type of problems A'Cad can develop. Seems to give almost the same boost as the Quadro 4000, without the extra costs.
Summary: I purchased this card straight from the source. PNY, not a third party. when I received it, the box had wear and tear, and the tape was torn. Inside, at first I saw the card and thought "Well, at least it's not damaged. Although, it's smaller than I expected." I plug it in and noticed it's short on one mini DP in the back. I think "Maybe they redesigned it? I won't need that port, so no complaints." I go to install the drivers.
K2000 = Quadro 4000 performance for half the price and 1/3 the power draw? Yes please!
Dimitrios Tolios "Mental Raytarded", Amazon
30 June 2013
Summary: It took some time for nVidia to renew its Quadro line, as all of the Quadro 600/2000/4000/5000 were based on the 1st generation of Fermi architecture, pushing 4 yo technology in the market. All the new Quadros based on the Kepler architecture we first saw in 6xx GTX cards, are now following a Kxxxx naming pattern. Lets start with The CONs: The K2000 is the mid/low-range addition in the line, replacing the Quadro 2000.