AMD FirePro S9170 vs NVIDIA Tesla K20s

General info

Comparison of FirePro S9170 and Tesla K20s architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
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Architecture
GCN 2.0
 
Kepler
Code name
Hawaii
 
GK110
Type
Workstation
 
Workstation
Release date
8 July 2015
 
18 February 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
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$3,199
Price now
$1680
 
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Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
2816
 
2496
Core clock speed
930 MHz
 
575 MHz
Transistor count
6,200 million
 
7,080 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
275 Watt
 
225 Watt
Texture fill rate
163.7
 
119.6
Floating-point performance
5,238 gflops
 
3,524 gflops

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).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
267 mm
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
 
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Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
32 GB
 
5 GB
Memory bus width
512 Bit
 
320 Bit
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
5200 MHz
Memory bandwidth
320.0 GB/s
 
208.0 GB/s

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.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported by FirePro S9170 and Tesla K20s, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
12 (11_0)
Shader Model
6.3
 
5.1
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.1.126
CUDA
-
 
3.5

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?

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