NVIDIA Quadro K5000 for Mac

Experience the world’s most powerful professional graphics on the Apple Mac Pro platform for accelerating professional design, animation and video applications.

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From small agencies to large media conglomerates, creative pros like you using the Apple Mac Pro want tools that let you bring your vision to life as fast as possible—without sacrificing quality. The Quadro K5000 for Mac gives artists and editors unprecedented power and interactivity. Innovative capabilities for increased throughput and support for up to four displays make it ideal for driving large-scale visualization solutions.

Interact with large, complex scenes in the post-production workflow

Interact with large, complex scenes in the post-production workflow.

The Quadro K5000’s next-generation streaming multiprocessor design offers important architectural changes that can transform your workflow. These include tremendous increases in per-clock throughput of key graphics operations for new levels of performance and power efficiency. Plus the Quadro K5000 features a large, 4 GB frame buffer that lets you work with larger scenes and improve interaction during the creation process.

Easily deploy multi-display desktops for maximum workspace flexibility

Easily deploy multi-display desktops for maximum workspace flexibility.

You can now drive up to four displays simultaneously from the two DVI and two DisplayPort connections. With the support of DisplayPort 1.2 features, you now get enhanced color depth, higher refresh rates and the ability to support ultra high resolutions of 3840x2160@60Hz or 4096x2160@ up to 48Hz.

Trust a solution certified on industry-leading professional applications

Trust a solution certified on industry-leading professional applications.

NVIDIA Quadro GPUs are created specifically for professional workstations and power more than 50 professional applications in media and entertainment.

Accelerate performance in Microsoft Windows professional applications

Accelerate performance in Microsoft Windows professional applications.

Experience native Quadro GPU-accelerated 3D graphics performance and features when you’re using Apple Boot Camp and running native PC applications.


GPU Performance Features

NVIDIA® CUDA® Architecture

Parallel-computing architecture that tightly integrates advanced visualization and compute features to significantly accelerate professional workflows.

NVIDIA® Scalable Geometry Engine

Dramatically improves geometry performance across a broad range of CAD, DCC, and medical applications, so you can work interactively with models and scenes that are an order of magnitude more complex than ever before.

Large Frame Buffers with Ultra-Fast Bandwidth

Extensive GPU memory with fast bandwidth for display of complex models and scenes, as well as computation of large datasets.

Dual Copy Engines

Enables the highest rates of parallel data processing and concurrent throughput between the GPU and host. This accelerates techniques such as ray tracing, color grading, and physical simulation.


Delivers more processing performance and efficiency through an innovative streaming multiprocessor design that allows a greater percentage of space to be applied to processing cores versus control logic.

Ultra-Quiet Design

Silent cooling design enables acoustics lower than 28 db for a quiet desktop environment.

Image Quality

Full-Scene Antialiasing (FSAA)

Up to 64X FSAA for dramatically reduced visual aliasing artifacts or “jaggies,” resulting in unparalled image quality and highly realistic scenes.

GPU Tessellation with Shader Model 5.0

Quadro tessellation engines automatically generate finely detailed geometry for cinematic quality environments and scenes, without sacrificing performance.

16K Texture and Render Processing

Provides the ability to texture from, and render to, 16K x 16K surfaces. Beneficial for applications that demand the highest resolution and quality image processing.

Display Features

Quad-Display Support

All-new display engine drives up to four displays simultaneously and supports the next-generation DisplayPort 1.2 features. DisplayPort 1.2 supports enhanced color depth, higher refresh rates and increased resolutions as high as 3840x2160@60Hz or 4096x2160@ up to 48Hz to enable an expansive workspace and boost productivity.

30-Bit Color Fidelity (10 bits per color)

Enables billions of color variations for rich, vivid image quality with the broadest dynamic range.

Professional 3D Stereo Synchronization

Enables robust control of stereo effect through a dedicated three-pin, mini-din connection to directly synchronize 3D stereo hardware to a Quadro graphics card.

Software Support

NVIDIA CUDA Parallel-Computing Architecture

Quadro solutions leverage general-purpose GPU computing using standard programming languages like C/C++ and Fortran, and emerging APIs such as OpenCL and Direct Compute. This broad adoption of CUDA accelerates techniques like ray tracing, video and image processing.


Quadro K5000 for Mac

GPU Specs

CUDA Cores


GPU Memory Specs

Memory Size Total


Memory Interface


Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)

173 GB/s

Display Support

Dual Link DVI




# of Digital Outputs


Stereo (3-pin Mini-DIN)


Maximum Display Resolution (Digital)

DVI-DL: Up to 330 M Pixels/sec: (ex 1920x1200@120 Hz, 2560x1600@60 Hz)
DisplayPort 1.2: Up to 540 M Pixels/sec & 17.3 Gbps data rate
(ex 3840x2160@60 Hz 30 bpp, 2560x1440@120 Hz 30 bpp, 4096x2160@24 Hz 36 bpp, 4096x2160@50 Hz 30 bpp )

Technologies Supported

Shader Model




Microsoft DirectX


NVIDIA CUDA Architecture

System Requirements

Operating System

Mac OS X v10.8.3 or later

Mac Pro System

Mac Pro (early 2008) or later (model Mac Pro 3.1 or later)

Energy Specs

EnergyStar Enabling


Total Board Power

122 W


Active Fansink

1. OpenGL 3.2 on Mac OSX, OpenGL 4.3 on Windows using Bootcamp


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Hardware Support

Technical support, RMA requests, replacements, and warranty issues for your NVIDIA® Quadro® solutions are handled directly by our workstation partners, system integrators, and resellers. If you would like to request support, please use the links below to find the partners’ contact information.

•  Locate the workstation or desktop PC vendor where you purchased your system configured
    with a Quadro solution.
•  Locate the reseller, etailer, or system integrator where you purchased your Quadro solution.

To contact an NVIDIA Quadro expert, email quadro@nsc-nvidia.com.




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