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NVIDIA Quadro K5000 Professional Graphics Card for Mac

Mac / PCI Express 2.0 x 16 / DVI-I / DP 1.2
NVIDIA® Quadro® K5000 for Mac
Experience the world's most powerful professional graphics on the Apple® Mac Pro® platform
Unprecedented Power
From small agencies to large media conglomerates, creative professionals utilizing the Apple Mac Pro need the tools to bring their vision to life. The Quadro K5000 for Mac gives artists and editors unprecedented power and interactivity. Dramatically increased throughput and support for up to four displays make it ideal for maximum productivity on the desktop, driving large-scale visualization solutions.
New Levels of Performance
The Quadro K5000 for Mac's next-generation streaming multiprocessor design offers tremendous increases in per-clock throughput of graphics operations for new levels of performance. The 4GB frame buffer supports larger scenes and improves interactivity. With the ability to drive up to four displays simultaneously from the two DVI and two DisplayPort connectors, and support for DisplayPort 1.2, the K5000 provides greater color depth, higher refresh rates and the ability to support ultra-high resolutions of 3840 x 2160 at 60Hz or 4096 x 2160 at 48Hz.
Why PNY?
PNY provides unsurpassed service and commitment to its professional graphics customers offering 3 year warranty, pre- and post-sales support, dedicated Quadro Field Application engineers and direct tech support hotlines. In addition, PNY delivers a complete solution including the appropriate adapters, cables, brackets, driver CD and documentation to ensure a quick and successful install.
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Features & Benefits

    • 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, enabling you to work interactively with models and scenes that are an order of magnitude more complex than ever before.
    • Large Framebuffer with Ultra-Fast Bandwidth
      Large 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, accelerating techniques such as ray tracing, color grading and physical simulation.
      Delivers more processing performance and efficiency through this new, 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 28db for an ultra-quiet desktop environment.
    • Full-Scene Antialiasing (FSAA)
      Up to 64X FSAA for dramatically reducing 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.
    • Quad-Display Support
      All-new display engine drives up to four displays simultaneously and fully supports the next generation Display Port 1.2 features. DisplayPort 1.2 supports enhanced color depth, higher refresh rates, and increased resolutions as high as 3840 x 2160 at 60 Hz or 4096 x 2160 at 48 Hz to enable an expansive workspace and boost productivity.
    • 30-Bit Color Fidelity
      (10-bits per red, green, and blue). 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 Quadro graphics card.
    • 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, and computation fluid dynamics.

Product Specifications:

PNY Part Number

  • VCQK5000MAC-PB

System Requirements

  • MacPro3,1; MacPro4,1; MacPro5,1 or later
  • Mac OS X 10.8.3 or later
  • Microsoft Windows (via Boot Camp) 8, 7, Vista, or XP SP3 (32- or 64-bit)
  • DisplayPort, DVI, or VGA compatible display(s)

CUDA Cores

  • 1536

GPU Memory

  • 4GB GDDR5

Memory Interface

  • 256-bit

Memory Bandwidth

  • 173.0GB/s

System Interface

  • PCI Express 2.0 x16

3D Graphics Architecture

  • Scalable geometry architecture
  • Hardware tessellation engine
  • NVIDIA GigaThread engine with dual copy engines
  • Shader Model 5.0 (OpenGL 4.3 and DirectX 11
  • Up to 16K x 16K texture and render processing
  • Transparent multisampling and super sampling
  • 16x angle independent anisotropic filtering
  • 128-bit floating point performance
  • 32-bit per component floating point texture filtering and blending
  • 64X full scene antialiasing
  • FXAA and TXAA full scene antialiasing
  • Decode acceleration for MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2 Advanced Simple Profile, H.264, MVC, VC1, DivX (version 3.11 and later), and Flash (10.1 and later)
  • Dedicated H.264 encoder
  • Blu-ray dual-stream hardware accelerating (supporting HD picture-in-picture playback)

NVIDIA CUDA Parallel Processing Architecture

  • SMX architecture (streaming multi-processor design that delivers greater processing and efficiency)
  • API support including: CUDA C, CUDA C++, DirectCompute 5.0, OpenCL, Java, Python, and Fortran
  • NVIDIA Parallel Data Cache hierarchy (configurable L1 and unified L2 caches)
  • Error-Correction Code (ECC) memory
  • 64KB of RAM (configurable partitioning of shared memory and L1 cache)
  • Dual Warp Schedules (schedules and dispatches simultaneously instructions from two independent warps)

Advanced Display Features

  • 30-bit color (10-bit per each red, green and blue channel)
  • Support for any combination of three connected displays
  • DisplayPort 1.2 (up to 3840 x 2160 at 60Hz and 2560 x 1600 at 120Hz)
  • DVI-I Dual-Link output (up to 2560 x 1600 at 60Hz and 1920 x 1200 at 120Hz)
  • DVI-D Dual-Link output (up to 2560 x 1600 at 60Hz and 1920 x 1200 at 120Hz)
  • Internal 400MHz DAC DVI-I output (analog display up to 2048 x 1536 at 85Hz) DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, and HDCP support (HDMI requires 3rd party adapter)
  • 10-bit internal display processing
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision™ technology, 3D DLP, interleaved, and other 3D stereo format support
  • Full OpenGL quad buffered stereo support
  • Underscan/overscan compensation and hardware scaling
  • NVIDIA NVIEW multi-display technology - NVIDIA Mosaic technology
  • Support for large-scale, ultra-high resolution visualization including Quadro Mosaic, Quadro Sync and Warp/Blend technologies

DisplayPort and HDMI Digital Audio

  • Dolby Digital (AC3), DTS 5.1, multi-channel (7.1) LPCM, Dolby Digital Plus (DD+), and MPEG-2/MPEG-4 AAC
  • Data rates of 44.1KHz, 48KHz, 88.2KHz, 96KHz, 176KHz, and 192KHz
  • Word sizes of 16-bit, 20-bit, and 24-bit

Maximum Power Consumption

  • 122W

Idle Power

  • 18W

Energy Star Enabling

  • Yes

Thermal Solution

  • Ultra-quiet active fansink

Display Connectors

  • DVI-I DL + DVI-D DL + DP 1.2 + DP 1.2

DisplayPort 1.2

  • Yes

DisplayPort with Audio

  • Yes

VGA Support

  • Via included adapter

Number of Displays Supported

  • 4

Maximum DP 1.2 Resolution

  • 3840 x 2160 at 60Hz or 4096 x 2160 at 48Hz

Maximum DVI-I DL Resolution

  • 2560 x 1600 at 60Hz

Maximum VGA Resolution

  • 2048 x 1536 at 85Hz

HDCP Support

  • Yes

Professional 3D Support

  • Yes, via included stereo connector bracket

Mac OS X Graphics API

  • OpenGL 3.2

Windows Graphics APIs

  • Shader Model 5.0, OpenGL 4.3, DirectX 11


  • 4.376" H x 10.50" L, Dual Slot


      Manufacturer provided specifications for PNY p/n VCQK5000MAC-PB UPC#: 751492555720


This adapter is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.06GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.8GHz, 3.2GHz


Included Items
  • NVIDIA Quadro K5000 for Mac professional graphics board
  • Stereo connector bracket
  • Two DisplayPort to mini-DisplayPort adapters
  • DVI-I to VGA adapter
  • Printed QuickStart Guide
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