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NVIDIA GRID K2: specs and benchmarks
- Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
- Core clock speed 745 MHz
- Max video memory 4 GB
- Memory type GDDR5
- Memory clock speed 5000 MHz
- Maximum resolution
NVIDIA started GRID K2 sales 11 May 2013 at a recommended price of $5,199. This is Kepler architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 160.0 GB/s.
Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. 1x 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 225 Watt.
It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at
of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.
Of GRID K2's architecture, market segment and release date.
|Place in performance rating||422|
|Value for money||4.21|
|GPU code name||GK104|
|Release date||11 May 2013 (9 years ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$5,199|
|Price now||$185 (0x MSRP)||of 49999 (A100 SXM4)|
GRID K2's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GRID K2's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
|Pipelines / CUDA cores||1536||of 18432 (AD102)|
|Core clock speed||745 MHz||of 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)|
|Number of transistors||3,540 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||28 nm||of 4 (H100 PCIe)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||225 Watt||of 900 (Tesla S2050)|
|Texture fill rate||95.36||of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)|
|Floating-point performance||2x 2,289 gflops||of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)|
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GRID K2's 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|
|Supplementary power connectors||1x 8-pin|
Parameters of memory installed on GRID K2: 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||4 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||256 Bit||of 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory clock speed||5000 MHz||of 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)|
|Memory bandwidth||160.0 GB/s||of 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)|
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GRID K2. 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|
APIs supported by GRID K2, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmark performance of GRID K2. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
- GeekBench 5 Metal
This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.
GeekBench 5 Metal
Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Metal API by Apple.
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GRID K2. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
|Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)||114 Mh/s|
Let's see how good GRID K2 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.
Overall GRID K2 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.
We believe that the nearest equivalent to GRID K2 from AMD is FirePro R5000, which is slower by 3% and lower by 8 positions in our rating.
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Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.
These processors are most commonly used with GRID K2 according to our statistics.