NVIDIA Quadro 6000 vs AMD FirePro W5000
Comparison of Quadro 6000 and FirePro W5000 architecture, market type and release date.
Quadro 6000 and FirePro W5000's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro 6000 and FirePro W5000's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
32.14 GTexel / s
39.6 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Quadro 6000 and FirePro W5000 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).
PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
Full Height / Half Length
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Parameters of memory installed on Quadro 6000 and FirePro W5000: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
143.4 GB / s
102.4 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro 6000 and FirePro W5000.
1x DVI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x S-Video
1x DVI, 2x DisplayPort
Dual-link DVI support
APIs supported by Quadro 6000 and FirePro W5000, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro 6000 and FirePro W5000. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Quadro 6000 14.12 +14.2%
FirePro W5000 12.36
Quadro 6000 3531 +14.3%
FirePro W5000 3090
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro 6000 and FirePro W5000. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
91 Mh/s −69.2%
154 Mh/s +69.2%
Let's see how good Quadro 6000 and FirePro W5000 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro 6000
14.2% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (143.4 vs 102.4 GB/s)
Advantages of AMD FirePro W5000
Much newer (7 August 2012 vs 10 December 2010)
Cheaper ($599 vs $4399)
More pipelines (768 vs 448)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
Less power hungry (75 vs 204 watts)
So, Quadro 6000 or FirePro W5000?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA Quadro 6000.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro 6000 and FirePro W5000, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.