NVIDIA Quadro M6000: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA Quadro M6000

Summary

NVIDIA started Quadro M6000 sales 21 March 2015 at a recommended price of $4,199.99. This is 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.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 43.23 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of Quadro M6000's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.92
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
GPU code name
GM200
 
Market segment
Workstation
 
Launch date
21 March 2015 (6 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$4,199.99
 
Price now
$1770 (0.4x MSRP)
 

Technical specs

Quadro M6000's general performance parameters 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 cores
3072
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
988 MHz
 
Boost clock speed
1114 MHz
 
Number of transistors
8,000 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
250 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
213.9
 
Floating-point performance
6,844 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M6000'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).

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
267 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M6000: 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
 
Maximum RAM amount
12 GB
 
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
6612 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
317.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M6000. 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 Connectors
1x DVI, 4x DisplayPort
 

API support

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

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
Shader Model
6.4
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
1.2
 
Vulkan
1.1.126
 
CUDA
5.2
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Quadro M6000. 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.

43.23

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.

11272

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.

122

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M6000. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
768 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

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.

This video card matches 100% minimum and 97% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
97%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
97%

AMD equivalent

The nearest Quadro M6000's AMD equivalent is Radeon Pro Vega 48, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro M6000:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

User rating

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Advices and comments

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