Quadro P6000 And P5000 Review: NVIDIA's Most Powerful Pascal Graphics Cards

Quadro P6000 & P5000 Shader Performance

How We Configured Our Test Systems: We tested the professional graphics cards in this article on an Intel X99-based motherboard powered by an Intel Core i7-5960X octal-core processor and 16GB of Corsair DDR4 RAM. The first thing we did when configuring the test system was enter the UEFI and set all values to their "high performance" or "optimal" default settings and disable any integrated peripherals that wouldn't be put to use. The memory's X.M.P. profile was enabled to ensure optimal memory performance and the solid state drive was formatted and Windows 10 Professional x64 was installed. When the installation was complete, we fully updated the OS and installed all of the drivers, applications, and benchmark tools necessary to complete our tests.

Please note, we have included performance results from a couple of AMD's latest Radeon Pro WX series professional workstation cards in our graphs to provide reference points, but those cards are in a completely different class than the Quadro P6000 and P5000. These new Quadros have much more memory, larger, more powerful GPUs, and are priced significantly higher.

HotHardware's Test System
Intel Core i7 Powered
Hardware Used:
Intel Core i7-5960X
(3GHz, Octa-Core)
Asus X99 Deluxe
(Intel X99 Chipset)

NVIDIA Quadro M2000
NVIDIA Quadro M5000
NVIDIA Quadro P5000
NVIDIA Quadro P6000
AMD Radeon Pro WX 4100
AMD Radeon Pro WX 5100
AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100

16GB Corsair DDR4-2133
OCZ Vertex 4
Integrated Audio
Integrated Network
Relevant Software:
Windows 10 Pro x64
AMD Radeon Pro v16 "ReLive"
NVIDIA Quadro Drivers v376.33 ODE

Benchmarks Used:
SPECviewperf 12.1.1
LuxMark v3.1
Cinebench R15
SiSoft SANDRA 2016

SiSoft SANDRA 2016 SP2
Video Shader Performance Test

First up, we have the Video Shader Compute benchmark built into SiSoft SANDRA 2016. This test performs a series of single and double-precision floating point operations (among others) on the GPU and reports the average speed of results.


compute 2

In the single-float test, the Quadro P6000 and P5000 take the top two spots, but they fall short in the double-float rest and actually trail the Radeon Pro WX 7100 and sandwich the mainstream Radeon Pro WX 5100.

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