NVIDIA Quadro K6000 vs AMD Radeon Pro 580

NVIDIA Quadro K6000
AMD Radeon Pro 580

General info

Comparison of Quadro K6000 and Radeon Pro 580 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
4.42
 
n/d
Architecture
Kepler
 
GCN 4.0
Code name
GK110B
 
Polaris 20
Type
Workstation
 
Workstation
Release date
23 July 2013
 
5 June 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
$5,265
 
n/d
Price now
$939
 
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Technical specs

Quadro K6000 and Radeon Pro 580'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 Radeon Pro 580's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2880
 
2304
Core clock speed
797 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Boost Clock
902 MHz
 
1200 MHz
Transistor count
7,080 million
 
5,700 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
225 Watt
 
150 Watt
Texture fill rate
216.5 GTexel / s
 
193.0 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
5,196 gflops
 
6,175 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro K6000 and Radeon Pro 580 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).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
267 mm
 
241 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro K6000 and Radeon Pro 580: 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
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
12 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
6008 MHz
 
6780 MHz
Memory bandwidth
288.4 GB / s
 
256.0 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro K6000 and Radeon Pro 580.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 2x DisplayPort
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported by Quadro K6000 and Radeon Pro 580, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_1)
 
12.0 (12_0)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
Vulkan
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro K6000 and Radeon Pro 580. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Quadro K6000 33.94 +0.6%
Pro 580 33.75

Passmark

Quadro K6000 7481
Pro 580 7753 +3.6%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro K6000 and Radeon Pro 580. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
261 Mh/s
 
n/d

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Quadro K6000 and Radeon Pro 580 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro K6000

0.6% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (2880 vs 2304)
Higher memory bandwidth (288.4 vs 256 GB/s)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of AMD Radeon Pro 580

Much newer (5 June 2017 vs 23 July 2013)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (150 vs 225 watts)

So, Quadro K6000 or Pro 580?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA Quadro K6000 and AMD Radeon Pro 580. The differences in performance seem too small.
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