Nvidia unveils Quadro K6000, 'the fastest and most capable GPU ever built'

Nvidia's new Quadro K6000 GPU delivers five-times higher compute performance and nearly double the graphics capability of its predecessor.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor

GPU and chipmaker Nvidia has unveiled a new line of professional GPUs for workstations.

The Quadro K6000 GPU, built around the company's successful Kepler architecture, delivers five-times higher compute performance and nearly double the graphics capability of its predecessor, the Nvidia Quadro 6000 GPU. The GPU is backed up by the world's largest and fastest graphics memory.

  • 12GB ultra-fast GDDR5 graphics memory lets designers and animators model and render characters and scenes at unprecedented scale, complexity and richness 
  • 2,880 streaming multiprocessor (SMX) cores deliver faster visualization and compute horsepower than previous-generation products 
  • Supports four simultaneous displays and up to 4k resolution with DisplayPort 1.2 
  • Ultra-low latency video I/O and support for large-scale visualizations
(Source: Nvidia)

"The Nvidia Quadro K6000 GPU is the highest performance, most capable GPU ever created for the professional graphics market," said Ed Ellett, senior vice president, Professional Solutions Group at Nvidia in a statement to ZDNet. "It will significantly change the game for animators, digital designers and engineers, enabling them to make the impossible possible."

Also unveiled are new GPU for mobile workstations, including the flagship Quadro K5100M. These mobile GPU, also using the Kepler architecture, deliver what the company describes as "the best possible performance and graphics memory available on notebook platforms."

The Quadro K5100M is the latest in a line of Nvidia workstation notebook GPUs, a line that includes the Quadro K4100M, K3100M, K2100M, K1100M, K610M, and K510M GPUs.

The Quadro K6000 will be available later this year – Nvidia is slating it for a fall release – from the likes of Dell, HP, Lenovo and other major workstation providers.

The new Quadro mobile workstation GPUs will also be available this fall from major mobile workstation OEMs.

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