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Nvidia's best graphics card isn't for gaming

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Nvidia’s had a year so far. Both its GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards brought the gamers to the yard and then it announced its impressive Titan X. It’s been a good year. Continuing that streak, the company announced two new professional GPUs this week: the P6000 and P5000. The P6000 is now Nvidia's best card, but it likely won't do much for you unless you're into 3D rendering or processing lots of images daily. It's designed for content creation, whereas the Titan X is meant to get you more and bigger frames in a game.

Here are the core specs for the P6000:

  • 3,840 CUDA cores
  • 24GB of GDDR5X memory (VRAM) that runs at 9Gbps
  • A memory bandwidth up to 432Gbps
  • Four DisplayPort 1.4 slots that support up to 4K resolutions at 120Hz and 5K at 60Hz
  • 12 teraflops

Nvidia's P5000 comes with 16GB of VRAM that reaches 9Gbps. It comes with 2,560 cores and can reach 8.9 teraflops.


AMD also announced its pro graphics card yesterday. The Radeon Pro SSG incorporates SSD and allows users to add up to 1TB of NAND flash memory directly to the card. Just like the P6000, it’s designed to make image processing work seamless. Should we take up 3D renderings as a hobby just so we have an excuse to use these cards?