AMD FirePro S9170 vs NVIDIA Tesla K20s
Comparison of FirePro S9170 and Tesla K20s architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
8 July 2015
18 February 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
FirePro S9170 and Tesla K20s's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of FirePro S9170 and Tesla K20s's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on FirePro S9170 and Tesla K20s 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).
PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 2.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Parameters of memory installed on FirePro S9170 and Tesla K20s: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on FirePro S9170 and Tesla K20s. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
APIs supported by FirePro S9170 and Tesla K20s, sometimes including their particular versions.
Advantages of AMD FirePro S9170
Much newer (8 July 2015 vs 18 February 2013)
Wider memory bus (512 vs 320 bit)
More pipelines (2816 vs 2496)
Higher memory bandwidth (320 vs 208 GB/s)
Advantages of NVIDIA Tesla K20s
Less power hungry (225 vs 275 watts)
So, FirePro S9170 or Tesla K20s?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD FirePro S9170 and NVIDIA Tesla K20s. We've got no test results to judge.
Should you still have questions on choice between FirePro S9170 and Tesla K20s, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.