NVIDIA Tesla K20m vs AMD FirePro S10000 Passive 12GB

Price now 195$
Games supported 40%
AMD FirePro S10000 Passive 12GB
FirePro S10000 Passive 12GB
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 825 MHz
  • Max video memory 6 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA Tesla K20m
NVIDIA Tesla K20m
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 706 MHz
  • Max video memory 5 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5200 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 5781$
Games supported 74%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance ratingnot rated331
Value for moneyno data0.11
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 (2012−2020)Kepler (2012−2018)
GPU code nameTahitiGK110
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date1 March 2014 (9 years old)5 January 2013 (10 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$3,599 $3,199
Current price$195 (0.1x MSRP)$5781 (1.8x MSRP)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores17922496
Core clock speed825 MHz706 MHz
Boost clock speed950 MHzno data
Number of transistors4,313 million7,080 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)375 Watt225 Watt
Texture fill rate106.4146.8
Floating-point performance2x 3,405 gflops3,524 gflops

Dimensions and compatibility

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 2.0 x16
Length305 mm267 mm
Supplementary power connectors2x 8-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount6 GB5 GB
Memory bus width384 Bit320 Bit
Memory clock speed5000 MHz5200 MHz
Memory bandwidth240.0 GB/s208.0 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 1x mini-DisplayPortNo outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_1)12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.15.1
CUDAno data3.5

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 1 March 2014 5 January 2013
Cost $3599 $3199
Memory bus width 384 320
Memory bandwidth 240 208
Pipelines / CUDA cores 1792 2496
Thermal design power (TDP) 375 Watt 225 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD FirePro S10000 Passive 12GB
FirePro S10000 Passive 12GB


NVIDIA Tesla K20m
Tesla K20m

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Competitors of FirePro S10000 Passive 12GB by NVIDIA

It seems that there's no NVIDIA equivalent for FirePro S10000 Passive 12GB. The nearest candidate is Tesla K20c, however, it's 0% faster and higher by 0 positions in our rating.

NVIDIA Tesla K20c Tesla K20c

Competitors of Tesla K20m by AMD

According to our data, the closest equivalent to Tesla K20m by AMD is FirePro W7000, which is slower by 2% and lower by 8 positions in our rating.

AMD FirePro W7000 FirePro W7000

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Tesla K20m:

FirePro S9000 116.85
FirePro S9050 113.19
Tesla K20m 100

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