Recent reviews are showing just how powerful the Nvidia Quadro P6000 graphics card is when it comes to gaming. Just how powerful is it? Well, based on a recent review by folks at HotHardware, it was found that it is able to outperform the mighty Pascal-based Titan X while running games at 4K.
The first graphics-intensive test done to the Quadro P6000 was the 3DMark Time Spy benchmark. In the DirectX 12-focused test, Nvidia’s GTX 1080 managed to rack up a score of 7,283; while the significantly more powerful new Titan X had a score of 8,175. None of the two were able to come close to the Quadro P6000’s eye-opening score of 8,698.
Of course, there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation for the mouth-watering performance of the Quadro P6000.
It all comes down to two key points: Streaming Multiprocessor count and VRAM capacity. Most of us are aware of the fact that Nvidia has equipped both the new Titan X and Quadro P6000 with the Pascal GP102 GPU, but only the latter graphics card is fitted with an unaltered GP102 with all SMs enabled (3,840 CUDA cores) – Titan X has two SMs disabled. Besides that, the Quadro P6000 also comes with a massive 24GB framebuffer, which is twice that of the Titan X.
Despite all of this, it would still be quite economically unreasonable to buy the Quadro P6000 solely for gaming. Especially when one considers the fact that the Nvidia graphics card may cost above US$4,500 (about RM20,180). Regardless, this does at least gives us a glimpse of what the upcoming GTX 1080 Ti or future Nvidia graphics cards may be capable of.