NVIDIA Quadro P6000 Gaming Benchmarks Unveiled, Faster Than The Titan X (P) – Handles 4K DX12 Gaming at 60+ FPS With Ease

Dec 28, 2016

NVIDIA’s Pascal based Quadro P6000 graphics card has been reviewed by hothardware in gaming benchmarks. Results from the tech site show that the workstation graphics card features some serious horsepower for AAA gaming titles.

NVIDIA Quadro P6000 With Full GP102 GPU Benchmarked – Outpaces The Titan X (Pascal)

NVIDIA launched the Quadro P6000 solution for workstation and professional users in October 2016. It was unveiled alongside the Quadro P5000. Both solutions are the only Quadro cards to feature the Pascal graphics core. These cards also utilize the full configuration of their respective GPU. The Quadro P6000 comes with the full GP102 core while the Quadro P5000 comes with the full GP104 core.

The NVIDIA Quadro P6000 is the flagship Quadro solution. As mentioned before, it comes with the full GP102 configuration of 3840 CUDA cores, 240 TMUs and 96 ROPs. The card has a base clock of 1417 MHz and boost clock of 1530 MHz. With these clock speeds, the card delivers a rated compute output of 12 TFLOPs (FP32) which is higher than the single precision performance on Tesla P100.

The card features the highest capacity on Pascal cards with 24 GB of GDDR5X VRAM. The memory is clocked at 9.0 GB/s along a 384-bit bus. The total memory bandwidth on the card is 432 GB/s which is impressive as it is achieved using GDDR5X standard. The card has a rated TDP of 250W which is also lower than the 300W on the Tesla P100. NVIDIA’s GP102 solutions don’t feature double precision hardware like the compute intensive Tesla parts so you get more single and half precision performance with better clock speeds under a lower TDP.

NVIDIA Pascal Professional Cards:

Graphics Card NVIDIA Quadro P5000 NVIDIA Titan X NVIDIA Quadro P6000 NVIDIA Tesla P100 (PCI-Express) NVIDIA Tesla P100 (NVLINK)
Graphics Core GP104 GP102 GP102 GP100 GP100
Process Node 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET
Die Size 314mm2 471mm2 471mm2 610mm2 610mm2
Transistors 7.2 Billion 12.0 Billion 12.0 Billion 15.3 Billion 15.3 Billion
CUDA Cores 2560 CUDA 3584 CUDA 3840 CUDA 3584 CUDA 3584 CUDA
Base Clock 1620 MHz 1417 MHz 1417 MHz 1205 MHz 1328 MHz
Boost Clock 1733 MHz 1530 MHz 1530 MHz 1300 MHz 1480 MHz
FP32 Compute 9 TFLOPs 11 TFLOPs 12 TFLOPs 9.3 TFLOPs 10.6 TFLOPs
Bus Interface 256-bit 384-bit 384-bit 4096-bit 4096-bit
Bandwidth 288 GB/s 480 GB/s 432 GB/s 720 GB/s 720 GB/s
Power Connector Single 8-Pin 8+6 Pin Single 8-Pin 8+6 Pin Mezzanine Board
TDP 180W 250W 250W 250W 300W
Display Outputs 4x Display Port 1.4
1x DVI-D
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI-D
4x Display Port 1.4
1x DVI-D
None None
Launch Date October 2016 August 2016 October 2016 November 2016 2016-2017
Launch Price $1900 US $1200 US ~$4800 US TBD TBD

One thing to note about the price of these cards is that Quadro variants cost more than GeForce parts. The GTX 1080 retails for $599 while the P5000 sells for $1900 US. Both are based on the same core configs but P5000 ships at lower clock speeds. It’s more tuned in terms of driver to handle workstation and professional loads.

NVIDIA Quadro P6000 Is The Fastest Single GPU Gaming Solution – Provides Glimpse at Future 1080 Ti Performance

Hothardware tested the card in many workstation specific benchmarks but they also used gaming benchmarks to evaluate the performance of this card. In Futuremark, the card outpaced the GeForce GTX Titan X (GP102) with a score of 8698 versus 8175. The Quadro P5000 was slower than its GeForce counterpart, the GTX 1080. The Quadro P5000 scored 6783 while the GeForce part scored 7283 points. Now the difference between the GTX Titan X and Quadro P6000 comes from the fact that Titan X is a cut down variant of the GP102 core and the P6000 utilizes the full GP102 core. But still, it provides us a glimpse of how a GeForce part with full GP102 would perform.

As seen in the P5000 and 1080 comparison, the GTX 1080 runs faster than its Quadro counterpart while being based on the same specifications (although lower clock speeds). In this case, a full GP102 variant would end up faster than the Quadro P6000 which is enthusiast grade and offer a true 4K gaming experience as shown in the next benchmark.

Quadro P6000 Gets More Than 60 FPS With Ultra Settings at 4K Resolution in Hitman 2016

The next benchmark is Hitman 2016 which was tested with Ultra settings at 4K in DirectX 12. This is a pretty graphics intensive title but the Quadro P6000 showed no problems running this title past 60 FPS. The P6000 had an average FPS of 68.37 while the Titan X (Pascal) had an average of 58.39 FPS. The GTX 1080 and R9 Fury X were scoring averages around the mid-40s. You can check out more benchmarks of the Quadro P6000 and P5000 in the full review at Hothardware.

This shows that a potential GeForce variant that utilizes the GP102 core could be the first true 4K card to run games at 60 FPS. The massive 24 GB frame buffer shows minimal frame time in Hitman during the benchmark which equates to smoother gameplay. Of course, it’s too early to say that there could indeed be a full GP102 based GeForce solution, but there’s no reason to doubt it.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Specifications:

WCCFtech GTX TItan X Pascal GTX 1080 Ti GTX 1080
Process 16nm 16nm 16nm
Transistors 12 Billion 12 Billion 7.2 Billion
Die Size 471mm² 471mm² 314mm²
Memory Speed 10Gbps 11Gbps 11Gbps
Memory Interface 384-bit 352-bit 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth 480GB/s 484 GB/s 320GB/s
CUDA Cores 3584 3584 2560
Base Clock 1417 1480 MHz 1607
Boost Clock 1530 1583 MHz 1730
Compute 11 TFLOPS 11.5 TFLOPs 9 TFLOPS
TDP 250W 250W 180W
Price $1200 US $699 US $499 US

The GTX Titan X (Pascal) launched in August and has served the market for a good 5 months. A new GeForce product launch is expected in Q1 2017 that will be able to tackle AMD’s high-performance Vega based solutions. If NVIDIA really wants to impress the market with another great Pascal card, they could launch the full GP102 based solution as the GTX 1080 Ti, dropping the previous reports of a cut down model. Regardless of whichever way the launch goes, full GP102 is expected to make an entry into the consumer market.