Nvidia’s Quadro P1000 workstation GPU was quite popular for entry-level workstations or professional computers that are mainly aimed at CPU-centric jobs. The card wasn’t really up to complex graphical work, but it did give users access to the benefits of Quadro drivers and support for a reasonable price.
The T1000, released in 2019, brought Nvidia’s Turing architecture to the entry level workstation GPU market. While it “only” performs about as well as a 1050Ti, that’s similar GPU performance to a modern-day M1 MacBook Pro. In other words, the T1000 GPU still offers usable performance for light professional computing loads. Unfortunately, the original T1000 release only included 4GB of VRAM.
In a world of 4K displays and larger datasets for general-purpose GPU computing, that’s the real limitation. Now, a few years after the 4GB card hit the market, the T1000 is being re-released with 8GB of GDDR6.
The Perfect Card for a GPU-shortage World
At any other time in the history of professional GPUs, a release like this would be less than ideal. With a slew of new Ampere GPUs, even at the entry level, offering great performance and new features.
The thing is that these cards are more expensive than they should be, harder to find than they should be, and overkill for a large percentage of professional computing users.
By increasing the VRAM to a usable amount for modern context, new customers who need to do video editing, CAD, or have large multi-monitor productivity arrays will find that the 2.5 teraflop T1000 GPU is more than up to the task. Typically T1000 cards support four 4K display outputs natively, making it perfect for graphics designers or users who need many display outputs to work with packages that are CPU-centric.
The T1000 Has it Where it Counts
With price and supply conditions being what they are, we’re excited that Nvidia is refreshing silicon that’s still more than up to the task and easier to produce and procure. There are still plenty of TU117 GPUs out there that could be powering your workstation at a reasonable price.
The T1000 is also a low-power, low-noise, compact card that works well for small form-factor builds. Most importantly. It’s fully compatible with the latest certified professional drivers from Nvidia, which means you’re virtually guaranteed not to have uptime issues with your software related to the GPU.
If you think the T1000 sounds like the right solution for your workstation, get in touch with us and we’ll recommend a Titan workstation featuring this card that’s right for your budget and workload.