NVIDIA Quadro K5000 Mac Edition vs AMD FirePro W7000

Price now 274$
Games supported 70%
AMD FirePro W7000
FirePro W7000
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 950 MHz
  • Max video memory 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 4800 MHz
  • Maximum resolution 4096x2160
NVIDIA Quadro K5000 Mac Edition
NVIDIA Quadro K5000 Mac Edition
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 706 MHz
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5400 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 39%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating329not rated
Value for money2.53no data
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 (2012−2020)Kepler (2012−2018)
GPU code namePitcairnGK104
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date13 June 2012
(10 years old)
7 August 2012
(10 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$899 $2,249
Current price$274 (0.3x MSRP)no data
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores12801536
Core clock speed950 MHz706 MHz
Number of transistors2,800 million3,540 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)350 Watt122 Watt
Texture fill rate76.0090.37
Floating-point performance2,432 gflops2,169 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Bus supportPCIe 3.0no data
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 2.0 x16
Length242 mm267 mm
Form factorfull height / full lengthno data
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin1x 6-pin


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GB4 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed4800 MHz5400 MHz
Memory bandwidth153.6 GB/s172.8 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors4x DisplayPort2x DVI, 2x DisplayPort
StereoOutput3D1no data
DisplayPort count4no data
Dual-link DVI support1no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_1)12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.15.1
CUDAno data3.0

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of FirePro W7000 and Quadro K5000 Mac Edition. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 285 Mh/s no data
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 6 Mh/s no data

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 13 June 2012 7 August 2012
Cost $899 $2249
Pipelines / CUDA cores 1280 1536
Memory bandwidth 153.6 172.8
Thermal design power (TDP) 350 Watt 122 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD FirePro W7000
FirePro W7000


NVIDIA Quadro K5000 Mac Edition
Quadro K5000 Mac Edition

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Competitors of FirePro W7000 by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FirePro W7000 from NVIDIA is GRID M60-1Q.


Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to FirePro W7000:

Quadro K4200 102.42
GRID M60-2Q 102.14
GRID M60-1Q 100.65
FirePro W7000 100
Quadro K5000 93.48
Quadro M2000 92.92
GRID M60-8Q 91.99

Competitors of Quadro K5000 Mac Edition by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro K5000 Mac Edition from AMD is FirePro W7000.

AMD FirePro W7000 FirePro W7000

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