Sometimes, you just need Quadro powered display outputs. In this review, we will look at the NVIDIA Quadro P2200 graphics card, which we first saw in our Intel NUC9VXQNX review here. The Quadro P2200 is an upgrade over the Quadro P620 which we reviewed here. While the Quadro P2200 is not what we would call a “heavy hitter” in the graphics area, it is designed for a different market. With a single-slot cooler and 75W power envelope, it can integrate into a single PCIe x16 slot without additional power or slot requirements. For users, it provides enhanced capabilities for streaming and necessary certifications for applications, plus four DisplayPort outputs for multi-monitor setups.
NVIDIA Quadro P2200 Overview
The NVIDIA Quadro P2200 GPU has a length of 7.9” long, and a height of 4.4”. It is a single-slot graphics card using a blower type cooler. This size allows for better integration into more platforms that do not have room for larger GPUs.
NVIDIA Quadro P2200 does not use a backplate as we see in many commercial GPU’s.
The NVIDIA Quadro P2200 is a single-slot graphics card with the bulk of the card being taken up bu the blower-style cooler while still maintaining a very low profile. What is somewhat interesting is that the GPU cooler is offset. It sits slightly off of one end of the PCB while stopping well short of the display headers.
Since the card needs a blower-style cooler to keep a single-slot form factor, that limits cooling options. Further, the quad DisplayPort output is a key feature that takes up the majority of the rear I/O faceplate. As a result, the hot air from the GPU will be partially expelled through the perforations in the rear I/O faceplate but mostly back into the chassis. This offset allows that to happen.
At the end of the NVIDIA Quadro P2200, we find the video outputs, which are 4x DisplayPorts.
You will notice that unlike most gaming GPUs this is a full-height but shorter length solution that does not utilize GPU power. As a result, systems use less labor and materials from not having to place and secure GPU power connectivity.
Next, let us take a look at the Quadro P2200 key specifications and continue with our performance testing.
Wouldn’t a better test have been to include the Quadro P2000, which this seems to be an iteration of ?
Evan – we did not have a Quadro P2000 and frankly, I did not want to go to older parts.
One important use case of these 75W cards is transcoding media from one format to another. It is the cheapest Nvidia card that can transcode media without artificial limitation to two streams.
I have both P2000 and P2200… the difference in performance is ~5-10% depending on benchmark.
But it’s a moot point… since the P2000 and P2200 cost the same and have the exact same feature set and power/thermal budget everyone should just buy the P2200.
Many of the customers are just using it for video transcoding anyway.
The P2000 is also no longer coming off the production line.