AMD Radeon Pro W5500M vs NVIDIA Quadro 5000

Price now 1017$
Games supported 63%
NVIDIA 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
AMD Radeon Pro W5500M
Radeon Pro W5500M
  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x8
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 12000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 2381$
Games supported 64%

General info

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

Place in performance rating538527
Value for money0.110.50
ArchitectureFermi (2010−2014)RDNA 1.0 (2019−2020)
GPU code nameGF100Navi 14
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date23 February 2011 (12 years old)10 February 2020 (3 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,499 no data
Current price$1017 (0.4x MSRP)$2381
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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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 cores3521408
Core clock speed513 MHzno data
Boost clock speedno data1450 MHz
Number of transistors3,100 million6,400 million
Manufacturing process technology40 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)152 Watt85 Watt
Texture fill rate22.57127.6
Floating-point performance722.3 gflopsno data

Size and compatibility

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).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x8
Length248 mmno data
Width2-slotno data
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 typeGDDR5GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount2.5 GB4 GB
Memory bus width320 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed3000 MHz12000 MHz
Memory bandwidth120.0 GB/s192.0 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 DisplayPortNo outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_0)12 (12_1)
Shader Model5.16.5
CUDA2.0no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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.

Quadro 5000 4.87
Pro W5500M 5.07
  • 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.

Benchmark coverage: 24%

Quadro 5000 1934
Pro W5500M 2010

Radeon Pro W5500M outperforms Quadro 5000 by 4% in Passmark.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro 5000 and Radeon Pro W5500M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 66 Mh/s no data

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 rating 4.87 5.07
Recency 23 February 2011 10 February 2020
Memory bus width 320 128
Pipelines / CUDA cores 352 1408
Memory bandwidth 120 192
Chip lithography 40 nm 7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 152 Watt 85 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA Quadro 5000
Quadro 5000


AMD Radeon Pro W5500M
Radeon Pro W5500M

The differences in performance seem too small.

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Competitors of Quadro 5000 by AMD

The nearest Quadro 5000's AMD equivalent is Radeon Pro W5500M, which is faster by 4% and higher by 11 positions in our performance rating.

AMD Radeon Pro W5500M Radeon Pro W5500M

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro 5000:

Quadro 5000 100
FirePro W600 85.01

Competitors of Radeon Pro W5500M by NVIDIA

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon Pro W5500M is Quadro 5000, which is slower by 4% and lower by 11 positions in our ranking.

NVIDIA Quadro 5000 Quadro 5000

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon Pro W5500M:

GRID M10-8Q 129.59
GRID K240Q 126.23
Quadro K620 111.24
Radeon Pro W5500M 100
Quadro 5000 96.06
Tesla M2070 94.08
GRID M40 82.25

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