My organization currently has a pair of Nexus 7010's (Sup-1's) in one of our smaller data centers as our core switch (we still currently implement a Core-Dist-Access model). Long story short, this data center ended up not expanding out as was originally forecasted and the 7010's ended up being overkill, both in terms of capacity as well as rackspace/power. Due to upcoming EOL's on the 70xx architecture and the age of our current gear, we are looking at replacing these with something newer and smaller. I was initially looking at Nexus 77xx's as it is recommended upgrade path for the 70xx's, but I feel that this is still overkill. Instead I am interested in the Nexus 6004's as a smaller form factor replacement. I know from the documentation that the 6004 provides layer-2 feature parity, but I have not been able to find any information regarding its layer-3 features and capacity as it compares to the 70xx's and 77xx's.
Does anyone here have any experience implementing 6004's in a core layer-3 data center role that can provide insight on its layer-3 capabilities? Alternatively, does anyone have any documentation that compares the 6004 with either 70xx's or 77xx's on layer-3 capabilities?
Note: VDC is not a requirement for us.