Nvidia Quadro P6000 GPU reviewed - Outperforms Titan X Pascal

Nvidia Quadro P6000 GPU reviewed - Outperforms Titan X Pascal

Nvidia's Pascal Quadro P6000 uses an unlocked GTX Titan X Pascal GPU

Nvidia Quadro P6000 GPU reviewed - Outperforms Titan X Pascal


Nvidia's $5000 Quadro P6000 has been tested against Nvidia's Titan X Pascal, outperforming it in a variety of gaming applications. 

While the Quadro P6000 is not intended for gaming applications, it is unsurprising that this GPU outperforms the Titan X Pascal when gaming, as it uses a fully unlocked version of Nvidia's GP-102 GPU core, giving it more CUDA cores than the GTX Titan X. 

We can see in the graph below that in Futuremark's 3DMARK Time Spy benchmark the Quadro P6000 easily achieved a score that is over 500 points higher than the GTX Titan X, which is news will likely disappoint a lot of Nvidia fans as it clearly shows that the $1200 GTX Titan X Pascal is not the highest performance GPU that they could have potentially released using their GP-102 silicon.


Nvidia Quadro P6000 GPU reviewed - Outperforms Titan X Pascal


Nvidia's GTX Titan X does not utilise Nvidia's full GP 102 GPU core, opening up the possibility of a future GTX Titan X Pascal Black Edition style GPU in the future which uses the full GP 102 GPU core.

Below is a table comparing all of Nvidia's PCIe-based Pascal GPUs, showcasing a common trend between all of Nvidia's GP core designs, showing that Nvidia's full GP-104 core design has exactly 1280 more cores than that GP-106 GPU core design and that the Quadro P6000 has exactly 1280 more GPU cores than the GTX 1080. 

This leads us to believe that the Tesla P6000 uses the full GP-102 GPU core design, following the same trend that we see with Nvidia's GP-104 and GP-106 GPU cores. 

Despite the Quadro P6000's lower memory clock speeds, it can still outperform the GTX Titan X, though we also see on the other hand that the Quadro P5000's lower memory clock speeds do harm the GPUs performance when compared to the GTX 1080, which offers similar specifications. 

We can see here that both core GPU performance and memory bandwidth/clock speeds are important aspects to consider for gaming applications.  This will make it very interesting to see how next generation GPUs will perform with HBM2 memory, which will offer both larger memory capacities and higher memory bandwidth than HBM1.  


 Nvidia Tesla P6000 GTX Titan XQuadro P5000GTX 1080GTX 1070GTX 1060
GPU ArchitecturePascalPascalPascalPascalPascalPascal
Process node16nm 16nm16nm16nm16nm16nm
GPU CoreGP-102GP-102GP-104GP-104GP-104GP-106
SM Units60 5640403020
Cores per SM64 6464646464
CUDA Core Count3840 3584256025601920 1280
VRAM Cappacity24GB 12GB16GB8GB 8GB 6GB
Memory Bus Size384-bit 384-bit256-bit256-bit 256-bit 192-bit
Memory Clock Speed9008MHz10008MHz9008MHz10008MHz8000MHz8000MHz
Memory Bandwidth432 GB/s 480 GB/s296GB/s320 GB/s 256 GB/s 192 GB/s
Base clock speed1417MHz1417MHz1607MHz1607MHz 1506Mhz 1506MHz
Boost clock speed1531MHz 1531MHz1733MHz1733MHz 1683MHz 1708MHz
TDP250W 250W180W180W 150W 120W
Power Connection1x8-pin 1x 6-pin 1x 8-pin 1x 6-pin1x8-pin1x 8-pin 1x8-pin 6-pin
PCI Express PCIe 3.0 PCIe 3.0PCIe 3.0PCIe 3.0 PCIe 3.0 PCIe 3.0



2017 is looking like an interesting year for the GPU market, with AMD's Vega architecture expected in spring and Nvidia's GTX 1080 Ti expected within a similar timeframe, both os which will provide some much-needed competition in the high-end GPU market. 


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30-12-2016, 08:27:33

5k price tag wowQuote

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So.. more powerful graphics card is more powerful than a slightly less powerful graphics card?

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