NVIDIA Quadro K6000: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA Quadro K6000
NVIDIA Quadro K6000
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 797 MHz
  • Max video memory 12 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6008 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2013
Performance 27.22

Summary

NVIDIA started Quadro K6000 sales 23 July 2013 at a recommended price of $5,265. This is Kepler architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 12 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6.01 GHz are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 288.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. Two 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 225 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

27.22%

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

General info

Of Quadro K6000's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating177
Value for money8.88
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)
GPU code nameGK110B
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date23 July 2013 (8 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$5,265
Price now$794 (0.2x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Quadro K6000's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro K6000's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores2880of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed797 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed902 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors7,080 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)225 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate216.5of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance5,196 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro K6000'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 3.0 x16
Length267 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors2x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro K6000: 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 amount12 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed6008 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth288.4 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro K6000. 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 Connectors2x DVI, 2x DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported by Quadro K6000, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_1)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan+
CUDA3.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Quadro K6000. 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 K6000 27.22
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • 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: 25%

Quadro K6000 8091

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 K6000 17636

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

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 Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

Quadro K6000 22673

GeekBench 5 CUDA

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 CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

Quadro K6000 17571

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 K6000 87

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro K6000. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 261 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Quadro K6000 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.

Relative perfomance

Overall Quadro K6000 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.


AMD equivalent

The nearest Quadro K6000's AMD equivalent is Radeon Pro 5500 XT, which is faster by 3% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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User rating

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