AMD FirePro W600 vs NVIDIA Quadro 5000

Price now 1530$
Games supported 63%
Quadro 5000
NVIDIA Quadro 5000
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 513 MHz
  • Max video memory 2.5 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 3000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
FirePro W600
FirePro W600
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 750 MHz
  • Max video memory 2 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 4000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 395$
Games supported 61%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance ranking543588
Value for money0.080.22
ArchitectureFermi (2010−2014)GCN 1.0 (2012−2020)
GPU code nameGF100Cape Verde
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date23 February 2011 (12 years old)13 June 2012 (10 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,499 $599
Current price$1530 (0.6x MSRP)$395 (0.7x MSRP)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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 cores352512
Core clock speed513 MHz750 MHz
Number of transistors3,100 million1,500 million
Manufacturing process technology40 nm28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)152 Watt75 Watt
Texture fill rate22.5724.00
Floating-point performance722.3 gflops768.0 gflops

Size and compatibility

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

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length248 mm163 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pinNone


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2.5 GB2 GB
Memory bus width320 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed3000 MHz4000 MHz
Memory bandwidth120.0 GB/s64 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 Connectors1x DVI, 2x DisplayPort6x mini-DisplayPort

API support

List of supported graphics and general-purpose computing APIs, including their specific versions.

DirectX12 (11_0)12 (11_1)
Shader Model5.15.1
CUDA2.0no data

Synthetic benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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.

Quadro 5000 4.89
FirePro W600 4.17

Quadro 5000 outperforms FirePro W600 by 17% in our combined benchmark results.


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.

Benchmark coverage: 24%

Quadro 5000 1923
FirePro W600 1641

Quadro 5000 outperforms FirePro W600 by 17% in Passmark.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro 5000 and FirePro W600. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 66 Mh/s 94 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance score 4.89 4.17
Recency 23 February 2011 13 June 2012
Cost $2499 $599
Memory bus width 320 128
Memory bandwidth 120 64
Pipelines / CUDA cores 352 512
Chip lithography 40 nm 28 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 152 Watt 75 Watt

Based on the results of synthetic and gaming tests, our recommendation leans towards the Quadro 5000 due to its superior performance when compared to the FirePro W600 graphics card.

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