NVIDIA Unleashes Flagship Quadro K6000 Workstation GPU – Features GK110 With 2880 Cores and 12 GB Memory

NVIDIA Unleashes Flagship Quadro K6000 Workstation GPU – Features GK110 With 2880 Cores and 12 GB Memory

NVIDIA, the leading manufacturer of professional graphic solutions has unleashed their flagship Quadro K6000 graphics card for
the workstation market. After a long wait, workstation users would get
their hands on a fully enabled GK110 based GPU that features large
amount of cores and a huge memory pool enough to fullfill their
computing needs.

NVIDIA GK110 Gets Fully Enabled on the Quadro K6000 Flagship Wrokstation GPU

From a technical perspective, the NVIDIA Quadro K6000 Workstation
graphics card is the first graphics card to get a fully enabled GK110
graphics card featuring 2880 cuda cores, 256 Texture mapping units and
40 Raster operation units that’s almost double to what’s available on
its predecessor, the Quadro K5000 which featured GK104 core architecture
with 1536 cores. Do note that the GK110 has far better compute
performance since it’s primarily a computing chip rather a gaming one
that GK104 was aimed at. In addition to that, the Quadro K6000 also
comes with 12 GB of GDDR5 memory operating across a 384-bit interface
and churning out a bandwidth of 288 GB/s. These specifications are
vastly impressive for a single chip based professional solution and might end up near to that of a dual chip solutions available on AMD’s Fire Pro lineup. Single precision performance of the card is rated at 5.2 TFLOPs.

The card has a TDP of 225W and display connectors
include Dual DVI and Dual Display ports. The card comes with a blower
fan cooler and a plastic shroud which is similar to the Quadro K5000
except the front label.  It should be noted that the a similar spec’d
card can end up in the consumer scape as hinted month’s ago. NVIDIA’s
GeForce GTX Titan was the first consumer version of the GK110 version
with the GK110 chip of the fastest Tesla graphics card available at its
time, the K20X. The next Titan could be based on the fully enabled GK110
with 2880 Cores and 12 GB of GDDR5 memory. We don’t have any official
details regarding this but anything’s possible. For now you can see the
press release regarding the Quadro K6000 Workstation GPU below:

Quadro K6000 Specs NVIDIA Quadro K6000 Performance

Press Release

NVIDIA Unveils New Flagship GPU for Visual Computing

NVIDIA today unveiled the visual computing industry’s new flagship technology — the NVIDIA® Quadro® K6000 GPU, the fastest and most capable GPU ever built.
NVIDIA today also launched a new line of professional graphics GPUs for mobile workstations, delivering the highest levels of performance and graphics memory ever available on mobile platforms. 

The Quadro K6000 GPU delivers five-times higher compute performance and nearly double the graphics capability of its predecessor, the NVIDIA Quadro 6000 GPU, and features the world’s largest and fastest graphics memory. 

Combining breakthrough performance and advanced capabilities in a
power-efficient design, the Quadro K6000 GPU enables leading
organizations such as Pixar, Nissan, Apache Corporation and the Weather
Channel’s WSI division to tackle visualization and analysis workloads of
unprecedented size and scope.

NVIDIA Quadro K6000 Features

  • Animation and Visual Effects – Pixar
  • “The Kepler features are key to our next generation of
    real-time lighting and geometry handling. We were thrilled to get an
    early look at the K6000. The added memory and other features allow our
    artists to see much more of the final scene in a real-time, interactive
    form, and allow many more artistic iterations.”
  • -Guido Quaroni, Pixar vice president of Software R&D

NVIDIA Quadro K6000

  • Product Styling – Nissan

  • “With Quadro K6000′s 12 GB of memory, I am now able to load
    nearly complete vehicle models into RTT Deltagen and have stunning
    photorealism almost instantly. Instead of spending significant time
    simplifying the models to fit into previous hardware, we can now spend
    more time reviewing and iterating designs up front which helps avoid
    costly changes to tooling.”
    -Dennis Malone, associate engineer, Nissan North America

  • Energy Exploration – Apache

  • “Compared to the Quadro K5000, the Quadro K6000 tripled the
    performance when running jobs on Terraspark’s InsightEarth application.
    With jobs running in mere minutes, we can run more simulations and get
    better insight into where to drill. In this business, drilling in the
    wrong place is a multi-million dollar mistake, and the Quadro K6000
    gives us the edge to make better decisions.”
    -Klaas Koster, manager, seismic interpretation, Apache Corporation

Unprecedented Performance

The Quadro K6000 GPU is based on the NVIDIA Kepler™ architecture – the world’s fastest, most efficient GPU architecture. Key performance features and capabilities include:

  • 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

“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. “It will
significantly change the game for animators, digital designers and
engineers, enabling them to make the impossible possible.”

New Mobile Workstation GPUs

NVIDIA today also revealed a new flagship professional graphics
GPU for workstation notebooks, the NVIDIA Quadro K5100M GPU. Delivering
the highest levels of performance and graphics memory available on notebook platforms,
the Quadro K5100M anchors a new line of workstation notebook graphics
that includes the Quadro K4100M, K3100M, K2100M, K1100M, K610M, and
K510M GPUs.
Quadro GPUs are designed, built and tested by NVIDIA to provide the
superb reliability, compatibility and dependability that professionals
require. They are certified and recommended by more than 150 leading
software application providers worldwide.


The NVIDIA Quadro K6000 will be available beginning this fall
from Dell, HP, Lenovo and other major workstation providers; from
systems integrators, including BOXX Technologies and Supermicro; and
from authorized distribution partners, including PNY Technologies in
North America and Europe, ELSA and Ryoyo in Japan, and Leadtek in Asia
The new Quadro mobile workstation graphics product line will also be
available beginning this fall from major mobile workstation OEMs.

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