Please name such a card. I’m on the market for a low power VM gpu and the Tesla P4 was the card I was probably going to get. If you’ve got something that renders the P4 e-waste I’d love to know what it is.
OK. I was under the initial impression people were getting this for games as the craft computing video and eduncan mentioned. For those 2U servers with no extra power port (or for those of us with a limited power budget in our colocation...), this thing is absolutely perfect for NVENC and hardware acceleration for a virtual desktop, and I own this card for that purpose. Just don't expect miracles from it in anything else...
There aren't many benchmarks out there for the P4 (and craft computing conveniently didn't compare this to ANY consumer card) but we can see the T4 (which is about 7 times the cost) performs similar to a 1070 or 2060 in both gaming and what it was designed to do - inference. https://www.servethehome.com/nvidia-tesla-t4-ai-inferencing-gpu-review
- so I would expect in gaming the P4 to perform similar or worse than a 1060 or 9xx series card for those tasks. The huge benefit is the efficiency at which it does so. These cards are designed for power efficiency. The extra video memory is very useful as well for virtual desktops.
Another thing is it's a bitch to cool, you need good airflow, or one of those 3D printed shrouds.
There is also the GTX 1650 low profile if you want a slightly more modern (Volta), similarly priced, desktop GPU that is also 75W/low profile and not a pain to cool. I imagine it will perform a little bit better, but at the disadvantage of 4GB less VRAM.
But again if you have a case that allows a full height GPU and you do care about games performance, don't get this, you will be disappointed. Once you also buy the shroud and fan to cool it you might as well have purchased a 1070.
Also since I'm sick of not being able to find benchmarks for this card, if I have time today I will run the 3Dmark suite on a P4 and post the results. I would expect similar to 1650 performance.