Nvidia Upgrades the Quadro M6000 Card with 24GB of RAM Without Raising Price
Nvidia is refreshing its Quadro M6000 workstation graphics card with twice the VRAM buffer at the same price.
Nvidia Quadro M6000 originally launched with 12GB VRAM, has now been updated with 24GB VRAM. Aside from the memory increase, the card is essentially the same as the 12GB version.
Based on the 28nm process, the Quadro M6000 still packs a full GM200 GPU, which features 3072 CUDA Cores, 192 Texture Mapping Units and 96 Raster operation units. The memory remains clocked at the standard 6.6GHz speed – offering an effective bandwidth of 317.4GB/s.
Further, the Quadro M6000 card sports 3MB of L2 cache along with six 64-bit memory controllers which result in a 384-bit memory interface. The core clocks are maintained at 988 MHz at default frequency.
The graphics card – which is aimed at the workstation and visualization market – features a 225W TDP while power is drawn from a single 8-Pin connector. Display outputs include the reference Maxwell configuration of DVI, HDMI and three display ports.
The Quadro M6000 revisited model is priced at the same US $5000. It is currently Nvidia’s fastest workstation graphics card and competes directly with AMD FirePro W9100 which is based on the Hawaii GPU and features 16 GB GDDR5 VRAM.