NVIDIA Quadro 6000 vs GRID K2

NVIDIA Quadro 6000

General info

Comparison of Quadro 6000 and GRID K2 architecture, market type and release date.
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Value for money (0-100)
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Code name
Release date
10 December 2010
11 May 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
Price now
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Technical specs

Quadro 6000 and GRID K2'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 GRID K2's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
574 MHz
745 MHz
Transistor count
3,100 million
3,540 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
204 Watt
225 Watt
Texture fill rate
32.14 GTexel / s
95.36 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
1,027.7 gflops
2x 2,289 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro 6000 and GRID K2 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
248 mm
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
1x 8-pin


Parameters of memory installed on Quadro 6000 and GRID K2: 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
4 GB
Memory bus width
384 Bit
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
2988 MHz
5000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
143.4 GB / s
160.0 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro 6000 and GRID K2.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x S-Video
No outputs

API support

APIs supported by Quadro 6000 and GRID K2, sometimes including their particular versions.
12.0 (11_0)
12.0 (11_0)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro 6000 and GRID K2. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Quadro 6000 16.21
GRID K2 17.32 +6.8%


Quadro 6000 3531
GRID K2 3772 +6.8%

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +0%
4541 +0%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +0%
4541 +0%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro 6000 and GRID K2. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
91 Mh/s −25.3%
114 Mh/s +25.3%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Quadro 6000 and GRID K2 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro 6000

Cheaper ($4399 vs $5199)
Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)
Less power hungry (204 vs 225 watts)

Advantages of NVIDIA GRID K2

6.8% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (11 May 2013 vs 10 December 2010)
More pipelines (1536 vs 448)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 143.4 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)

So, Quadro 6000 or GRID K2?

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