NVIDIA Quadro K4000: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA Quadro K4000

Summary

NVIDIA started Quadro K4000 sales 1 March 2013 at a recommended price of $1,269. This is Kepler architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 3 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5.62 GHz are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 134.8 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 241 mm. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 80 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 10.26 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of Quadro K4000's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.45
 
Architecture
Kepler
 
GPU code name
GK106
 
Market segment
Workstation
 
Launch date
1 March 2013 (8 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,269
 
Price now
$267 (0.2x MSRP)
 

Technical specs

Quadro K4000's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro K4000's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
768
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
810 MHz
 
Number of transistors
2,540 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
80 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
51.84
 
Floating-point performance
1,244 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro K4000'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).

Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
241 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro K4000: 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 type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
3 GB
 
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
5616 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
134.8 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro K4000. 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 Connectors
1x DVI, 2x DisplayPort
 

API support

APIs supported by Quadro K4000, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
12 (11_0)
 
Shader Model
5.1
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
1.2
 
Vulkan
1.1.126
 
CUDA
3.0
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Quadro K4000. 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.

10.26

Passmark

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.

2695

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.

22

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro K4000. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
61 Mh/s
 
 
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.21 kh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Quadro K4000 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.

This video card matches 84% minimum and 71% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
84%
Recommended
71%
Minimum
84%
Recommended
71%

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro K4000 from AMD is FirePro R5000, which is slower by 2% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro K4000:

Similar GPUs

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

User rating

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Advices and comments

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