K620 vs 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
Quadro K620
NVIDIA Quadro K620
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1058 MHz
  • Max video memory 2GB DDR3
  • Memory type 128-bit
  • Memory clock speed 1800 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 754$
Games supported 64%

General info

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

Place in performance ranking543512
Value for money0.080.23
ArchitectureFermi (2010−2014)Maxwell (2014−2018)
GPU code nameGF100GM107
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date23 February 2011 (12 years old)22 July 2014 (8 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,499 $189.89
Current price$1530 (0.6x MSRP)$754 (4x 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 cores352384
Core clock speed513 MHz1058 MHz
Boost clock speedno data1124 MHz
Number of transistors3,100 million1,870 million
Manufacturing process technology40 nm28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)152 Watt41 Watt
Texture fill rate22.5726.98
Floating-point performance722.3 gflops863.2 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 2.0 x16
Length248 mm160 mm
Width2-slot1" (2.5 cm)
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 typeGDDR5128 Bit
Maximum RAM amount2.5 GB2 GB
Memory bus width320 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed3000 MHz1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth120.0 GB/sUp to 29 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 DisplayPortDVI-I DP
Number of simultaneous displaysno data4


Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

3D Vision Prono data+
Mosaicno data+
nView Desktop Managementno data+

API support

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

DirectX12 (11_0)12
Shader Model5.15

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
Quadro K620 5.69

K620 outperforms 5000 by 16% 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
Quadro K620 2238

K620 outperforms 5000 by 16% in Passmark.

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

Quadro 5000 6232
Quadro K620 6485

K620 outperforms 5000 by 4% in GeekBench 5 OpenCL.

Octane Render OctaneBench

This is a special benchmark measuring graphics card performance in OctaneRender, which is a realistic GPU rendering engine by OTOY Inc., available either as a standalone program, or as a plugin for 3DS Max, Cinema 4D and many other apps. It renders four different static scenes, then compares render times with a reference GPU which is currently GeForce GTX 980. This benchmark has nothing to do with gaming and is aimed at professional 3D graphics artists.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

Quadro 5000 31
Quadro K620 19

5000 outperforms K620 by 63% in Octane Render OctaneBench.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro 5000 and Quadro K620. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 66 Mh/s 104 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 5.69
Recency 23 February 2011 22 July 2014
Cost $2499 $189.89
Memory bus width 320 128
Pipelines / CUDA cores 352 384
Chip lithography 40 nm 28 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 152 Watt 41 Watt

Based on the results of synthetic and gaming tests, our recommendation leans towards the Quadro K620 due to its superior performance when compared to the Quadro 5000 graphics card.

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