NVIDIA Quadro 6000: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA Quadro 6000
NVIDIA Quadro 6000
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  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 574 MHz
  • Max video memory 6 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 2988 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2010
Performance 9.17

Summary

NVIDIA started Quadro 6000 sales 10 December 2010 at a recommended price of $4,399. This is Fermi architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 6 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 2.99 GHz are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 143.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 248 mm. One 6-pin and one 8-pin connectors are required, and power consumption is at 204 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

9.17%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Quadro 6000's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating436
Value for money0.15
ArchitectureFermi (2010−2014)
GPU code nameGF100
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date10 December 2010 (11 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$4,399
Current price$1845 (0.4x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Quadro 6000's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro 6000's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores448of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed574 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors3,100 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)204 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate32.14of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance1,027.7 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro 6000'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).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length248 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro 6000: 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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount6 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed2988 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth143.4 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro 6000. 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 Connectors1x DVI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported by Quadro 6000, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.1
VulkanN/A
CUDA2.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Quadro 6000. 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 6000 9.17
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • Octane Render OctaneBench

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: 26%

Quadro 6000 2694

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 6000 8990

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 6000 40

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro 6000. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 91 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Quadro 6000 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS

Popular games

Relative perfomance

Overall Quadro 6000 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.


NVIDIA Quadro 6000 100

AMD equivalent

The nearest Quadro 6000's AMD equivalent is FirePro S7150, which is faster by 1% and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

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