NVIDIA GRID M6-8Q: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GRID M6-8Q

Summary

NVIDIA started GRID M6-8Q sales 30 August 2015. This is Maxwell 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 8 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5.01 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 160.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 100 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 13.64 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of GRID M6-8Q's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
GPU code name
GM204
 
Market segment
Workstation
 
Launch date
30 August 2015 (5 years ago)
 

Technical specs

GRID M6-8Q's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GRID M6-8Q's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
1536
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
722 MHz
 
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
100 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
69.31
 
Floating-point performance
2,218 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GRID M6-8Q's 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).

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GRID M6-8Q: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
160.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GRID M6-8Q. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors
No outputs
 

API support

APIs supported by GRID M6-8Q, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
Shader Model
6.4
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
1.2
 
Vulkan
1.1.126
 
CUDA
5.2
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GRID M6-8Q. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

13.64

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

3568

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GRID M6-8Q is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GRID M6-8Q from AMD is FirePro W8000, which is slower by 3% and lower by 9 positions in our rating.

User rating

Here you can see the user rating of the graphics card, as well as rate it yourself.

Advices and comments

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