NVIDIA Quadro K1200: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA Quadro K1200
NVIDIA Quadro K1200
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1058 MHz
  • Max video memory 4GB GDDR5
  • Memory type 128-bit
  • Memory clock speed 5000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2015
Performance 9.82


NVIDIA started Quadro K1200 sales 28 January 2015 at a recommended price of $321.97. This is Maxwell architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 4 GB of 128-bit memory clocked at 5 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of Up to 80 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 1-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 160 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 45 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Quadro K1200's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating408
Value for money4.83
ArchitectureMaxwell (2014−2018)
GPU code nameGM107
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date28 January 2015 (7 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$321.97
Price now$284 (0.9x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Quadro K1200's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro K1200's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores512of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1058 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1124 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors1,870 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)45 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate35.97of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance1,151 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro K1200's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length160 mm
Width1" (2.5 cm)
Supplementary power connectorsNone


Parameters of memory installed on Quadro K1200: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type128 Bit
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed5000 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidthUp to 80 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro K1200. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display ConnectorsmDP mDP mDP mDP
Number of simultaneous displays4


Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro K1200. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

3D Vision Pro+
nView Desktop Management+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro K1200, sometimes including their particular versions.

Shader Model5
OpenGL4.5of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Quadro K1200. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Quadro K1200 9.82
  • Passmark
  • Octane Render OctaneBench
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan


This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Quadro K1200 2878

Octane Render OctaneBench

This is a special benchmark measuring graphics card performance in OctaneRender, which is a realistic GPU rendering engine by OTOY Inc., available either as a standalone program, or as a plugin for 3DS Max, Cinema 4D and many other apps. It renders four different static scenes, then compares render times with a reference GPU which is currently GeForce GTX 980. This benchmark has nothing to do with gaming and is aimed at professional 3D graphics artists.

Quadro K1200 26

GeekBench 5 CUDA

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Quadro K1200 9073

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Quadro K1200 9031

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Quadro K1200 8697

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro K1200. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 132 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Quadro K1200 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Quadro K1200 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.

AMD equivalent

The nearest Quadro K1200's AMD equivalent is FirePro W4300, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

AMD FirePro W4300 FirePro W4300

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with Quadro K1200 according to our statistics.

User rating

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4.2 32 ratings

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Questions and comments

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