NVIDIA Quadro M5000 vs AMD Radeon Pro SSG

Price now 489$
Games supported 87%
NVIDIA Quadro M5000
NVIDIA Quadro M5000
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 861 MHz
  • Max video memory 8GB GDDR5
  • Memory type 256-bit
  • Memory clock speed 6612 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon Pro SSG
Radeon Pro SSG
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1440 MHz
  • Max video memory 16 GB
  • Memory type HBM2
  • Memory clock speed 1890 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 947$
Games supported 93%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating162133
Value for money6.346.35
ArchitectureMaxwell 2.0 (2015−2019)GCN 5.0 (2017−2020)
GPU code nameGM204Vega 10
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date29 June 2015 (7 years ago)8 August 2017 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,856.99 $6,999
Current price$489 (0.2x MSRP)$947 (0.1x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores20484096
Core clock speed861 MHz1440 MHz
Boost clock speed1038 MHz1500 MHz
Number of transistors5,200 million12,500 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Watt350 Watt
Texture fill rate132.9384.0
Floating-point performance4,252 gflops12,288 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length267 mm267 mm
Width2" (5.1 cm)2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1 x 6-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
SLI options+no data


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type256 BitHBM2
Maximum RAM amount8 GB16 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit2048 Bit
Memory clock speed6612 MHz1890 MHz
Memory bandwidthUp to 211 GB/s483.8 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsDVI-I DP DP DP DP 3-pin Stereo6x mini-DisplayPort
Number of simultaneous displays4no data
Multi-display synchronizationQuadro Syncno data


Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

ECC (Error Correcting Code)+no data
3D Vision Pro+no data
Mosaic+no data
High-Performance Video I/O6+no data
nView Desktop Management+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX1212 (12_1)
Shader Model56.4
CUDA5.2no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 M5000 23.71
Pro SSG 26.83
  • 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: 26%

Quadro M5000 9276
Pro SSG 10497

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M5000 and Radeon Pro SSG. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 511 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 23.71 26.83
Recency 29 June 2015 8 August 2017
Cost $2856.99 $6999
Memory bus width 256 2048
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2048 4096
Chip lithography 28 nm 14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 150 Watt 350 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD Radeon Pro SSG
AMD Radeon Pro SSG

since it shows better performance.

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Competitors of Quadro M5000 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro M5000 from AMD is Radeon Pro W5500, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon Pro W5500 Radeon Pro W5500

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Competitors of Radeon Pro SSG by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon Pro SSG from NVIDIA is Tesla M40 24 GB, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

NVIDIA Tesla M40 24 GB Tesla M40 24 GB

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon Pro SSG:

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