Nvidia Quadro K6000

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How well can the Quadro K6000 run games
Nvidia Quadro K6000
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the Quadro K6000 is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

Game performance for the Quadro K6000 where we look at the bigger games played in 2022. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 195 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

The Quadro K6000 graphics card is returning a weak performance on Forza Horizon 5 at 1080p of 0 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Days Gone which we saw got weak frame rates of 22 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular FIFA 22, which was getting 55 FPS under tests.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Quadro K6000 to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Forza Horizon 5 where it was weak. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We added Days Gone to our tests and saw it was weak with a 16 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested FIFA 22 which got 42 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p Quadro K6000 PC gaming is not a first choice gaming resolution. While this graphics card would likely be more suited to 1080p gaming, you may be able to make some graphical tweaks in the game options to improve your stability at 1440p.

How many years will the Quadro K6000 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Quadro K6000 in your PC? We think this Quadro K6000 has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Quadro K6000? A suitable upgrade choice for the Quadro K6000 is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB, which is 62% more powerful and can run 718 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Quadro K6000 is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, which is 30% more powerful and can run 301 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
30 FPS
The Quadro K6000 was released on 23 Jul 2013
Nvidia PC game performance check Quadro K6000
Kepler GK110
Texture Rate
216 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
36 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 11
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
902 MHz
Max Power
225 Watts
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
12 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
GD Official

Quadro K6000 Game Requirement Analysis

Quadro K6000 is a high-end professional card based on the 28nm, Kepler architecture.

It's based on the Kepler GK110 GPU and thus offers 2304 Shader Processing Units, 240 TMUs and 48 ROPs, on a 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 902MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 1502MHz. It has a L2 Cache of 1536KB and a rated board TDP of 225 Watts.

Despite exhibiting similarities to GeForce GTX 780 Ti, due to being under-clocked and because Quadro K6000's drivers are only certified for professional applications only, its gaming performance is similar to GeForce GTX 780.

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