NVIDIA Quadro K6000 vs M4000

NVIDIA Quadro K6000
NVIDIA Quadro M4000

General info

Comparison of Quadro K6000 and Quadro M4000 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
Maxwell 2.0
Code name
Release date
23 July 2013
29 June 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
Price now

Technical specs

Quadro K6000 and Quadro M4000's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro K6000 and Quadro M4000's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
797 MHz
773 MHz
Boost Clock
902 MHz
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Transistor count
7,080 million
5,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
225 Watt
120 Watt
Texture fill rate
216.5 GTexel / s
80.39 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
5,196 gflops
2,573 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro K6000 and Quadro M4000 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 3.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
267 mm
241 mm
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1" (2.5 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
1 x 6-pin
SLI options


Parameters of memory installed on Quadro K6000 and Quadro M4000: 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
12 GB
8 GB
Memory bus width
384 Bit
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
6008 MHz
6008 MHz
Memory bandwidth
288.4 GB / s
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro K6000 and Quadro M4000.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 2x DisplayPort
4x DisplayPort
Display Connectors
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DP DP DP DP 3-pin Stereo
Number of simultaneous displays
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Multi-display synchronization
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Quadro Sync


Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro K6000 and Quadro M4000. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision Pro
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High-Performance Video I/O6
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nView Desktop Management
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API support

APIs supported by Quadro K6000 and Quadro M4000, sometimes including their particular versions.
12.0 (11_1)
Shader Model
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro K6000 and Quadro M4000. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Quadro K6000 35.38 +14.8%
Quadro M4000 30.81


Quadro K6000 7489 +13.9%
Quadro M4000 6577

Octane Render OctaneBench

Quadro K6000 87 +58.2%
Quadro M4000 55

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 K6000 and Quadro M4000. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
261 Mh/s −14.6%
299 Mh/s +14.6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Quadro K6000 and Quadro M4000 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro K6000

14.8% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (2880 vs 1664)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000

Much newer (29 June 2015 vs 23 July 2013)
Cheaper ($791 vs $5265)
Less power hungry (120 vs 225 watts)

So, Quadro K6000 or M4000?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA Quadro K6000.
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