vGPU / vPC / vDWS licensing for non-GRID cards in passthrough mode

Do we need these GRID licenses (vDWS, vPC, etc.) if all we want to do is GPU Passthrough regular workstation Quadro cards, such as Quadro K2000, P600, P2000, etc. We will not be installing any vGPU / GRID drivers. The cards are assigned passthrough in ESXi, one card per VM and we install regular workstation Quadro drivers on the VM running Windows.

I’m sorry if this question has been asked before. My search did not show much clarity on this topic.


Clear answer is no, you won’t. But be aware that you can only use Passthrough with Quadro >2000er class. P600 won’t work for example.