NVIDIA Quadro 6000 vs AMD FirePro W5000

NVIDIA Quadro 6000
AMD FirePro W5000

General info

Comparison of Quadro 6000 and FirePro W5000 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
GCN 1.0
Code name
Release date
10 December 2010
7 August 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
Price now

Technical specs

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
574 MHz
825 MHz
Transistor count
3,100 million
2,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
204 Watt
75 Watt
Texture fill rate
32.14 GTexel / s
39.6 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
1,027.7 gflops
1,267 gflops

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).
Bus support
no data
PCIe 3.0
PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
248 mm
183 mm
Form factor
no data
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.
Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
6 GB
2 GB
Memory bus width
384 Bit
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
2988 MHz
3200 MHz
Memory bandwidth
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.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x S-Video
1x DVI, 2x DisplayPort
DisplayPort count
no data
Dual-link DVI support

API support

APIs supported by Quadro 6000 and FirePro W5000, sometimes including their particular versions.
12.0 (11_0)
12.0 (11_1)

Benchmark performance

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
4541 −0.2%
4549 +0.2%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 −0.2%
4549 +0.2%

Mining hashrates

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%

Gaming performance

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.
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