Even with Pascal just around the corner, Nvidia isn’t letting up with new graphics card launches. After AiB partners launched a series of low power GTX 950s based off of the GM206, Nvidia has launched their own card. Slotting into the professional lineup, the new Quadro M2000 features a full GM206 and is pretty much a 75W GTX 950 rebranded for the professional use.
At 768 CUDA cores and 1.3 TFLOPS of SP performance, the M2000 is the lowest member of the Maxwell Quadro lineup. The card replaces the Kepler-based K2200 which featured 640 CUDA cores. The card features 4GB of GDDR5 over a 128bit, offering 106 GB/s of bandwidth, 26GB/s more than it’s predecessor. Just like the recent slew of 75W GTX 950 cards, the M2000 won’t require a PCIe power connector, coming in with a slim single slot form factor with four DisplayPort 1.2.
With Maxwell just over a month away, it’s a really odd time for Nvidia to be releasing a new card. This leads me to suggest that Nvidia may not have any low-end Pascal cards out for the rest of 2016 except maybe a few mobile chips. From what we’ve heard, only GP104 will be unveiled at Computex so GP106 may not arrive for a while. A single Quadro M2000 will set you back 569 EUR.