Some fun new toys are on the horizon for gamers, but Nvidia isn't neglecting workstation builders in the meantime. The fine folks over at Anandtech report that Nvidia is refreshing its Quadro M6000 with 24GB of GDDR5 RAM. By doubling the memory capacity of last year's model, the company has leapfrogged the 16GB of RAM available in AMD's FirePro W9100. That gives Nvidia temporary bragging rights around the workstation-graphics water cooler.
Aside from the memory increase, this Quadro M6000 appears to be identical to the 12GB version. It's still powered by the 28-nm GM200 GPU with an 1140MHz boost clock. It has the same 3072 CUDA cores and 192 texture units, and it still has a 250W TDP. According to Anandtech, Nvidia is providing some new options for controlling the card's temperature and clock speed. These controls are meant to keep GPU temperatures below the threshold where thermal throttling kicks in.
Speaking of things that have stayed the same, the Quadro M6000 24GB carries a $5000 price tag, just like the 12GB M6000. The card will be available sometime this week.
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