Quadro M6000: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Quadro M6000 provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 30.60% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

NVIDIA started Quadro M6000 sales 21 March 2015 at a recommended price of $4,199.99 . This is a Maxwell 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 12 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6.61 GHz are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 317.4 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. 1x 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 250 Watt.

Primary details

Some basic facts about Quadro M6000: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking168
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation6.30
ArchitectureMaxwell 2.0 (2015−2019)
GPU code nameGM200
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date21 March 2015 (9 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$4,199.99

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

Quadro M6000's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro M6000's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores3072of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed988 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1114 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors8,000 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)250 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate213.9of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance6,844 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Quadro M6000 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length267 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M6000: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount12 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed6612 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth317.4 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M6000. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 4x DisplayPort

API compatibility

APIs supported by Quadro M6000, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan+
CUDA5.2

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Quadro M6000. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 M6000 30.60

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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 M6000 11815

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 M6000 37354

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: 6%

Quadro M6000 46401

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: 4%

Quadro M6000 32385

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 M6000 122

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Quadro M6000 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.

Closest competitors

Quadro M6000's performance relative to its closest rivals among server graphics cards.


Quadro M6000 100
Quadro P4000 98.53
Tesla T4 91.67

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Quadro M6000 is Radeon Pro 5700, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our ranking.

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