In a press release, the company said the new GPU has five times the computing performance and nearly double the graphics capability of its predecessor and also has the world's largest and fastest graphics memory.
The specifications for the new Quadro K6000 GPU include:
- 12GB ultra-fast GDDR5 graphics memory.
- 2,880 streaming multiprocessor (SMX) cores.
- 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.
NVIDIA said the GPU has been tested by companies including Pixar, Nissan, and Apache. A Pixar vice president was quoted in the NVIDIA press release as saying that "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."
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