NVIDIA Quadro M6000: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA Quadro M6000
NVIDIA Quadro M6000
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 988 MHz
  • Max video memory 12 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6612 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2015
Performance 38.90

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

38.90%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

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

Place in performance rating113
Value for money11.74
ArchitectureMaxwell 2.0 (2015−2019)
GPU code nameGM200
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date21 March 2015 (7 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$4,199.99
Price now$1415 (0.3x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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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 cores3072of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed988 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1114 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors8,000 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)250 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate213.9of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance6,844 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length267 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount12 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed6612 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth317.4 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

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 Connectors1x DVI, 4x DisplayPort

API support

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

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.

Quadro M6000 38.90
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • Octane Render OctaneBench

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: 25%

Quadro M6000 11570

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 36685

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: 5%

Quadro M6000 45948

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: 5%

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

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.

Relative perfomance

Overall Quadro M6000 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro M6000 from AMD is Radeon Pro Vega 48, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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