NVIDIA GRID K2 vs AMD FirePro R5000

Price now 138$
Games supported 67%
  • 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
AMD FirePro R5000
FirePro R5000
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 825 MHz
  • Max video memory 2048 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 3200 MHz
  • Maximum resolution 2560x1600
Price now 500$
Games supported 67%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating437447
Value for money1.560.40
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)GCN 1.0 (2012−2020)
GPU code nameGK104Pitcairn
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date11 May 2013 (9 years ago)25 February 2013 (9 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$5,199 $1,099
Current price$138 (0x MSRP)$500 (0.5x MSRP)
Value for money

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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 cores1536768
Core clock speed745 MHz825 MHz
Number of transistors3,540 million2,800 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)225 Watt350 Watt
Texture fill rate95.3639.60
Floating-point performance2x 2,289 gflops1,267 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

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).

Bus supportno dataPCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length267 mm279 mm
Form factorno datafull height / full length
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin1x 6-pin


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GB2 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed5000 MHz3200 MHz
Memory bandwidth160.0 GB/s102.4 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 ConnectorsNo outputs2x mini-DisplayPort
Dual-link DVI supportno data1

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_0)12 (11_1)
Shader Model5.15.1
CUDA3.0no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

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.

GRID K2 7.02
FirePro R5000 6.79
  • Passmark

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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

GRID K2 2736
FirePro R5000 2646

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GRID K2 and FirePro R5000. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 114 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 7.02 6.79
Recency 11 May 2013 25 February 2013
Cost $5199 $1099
Pipelines / CUDA cores 1536 768
Memory bandwidth 160 102.4
Thermal design power (TDP) 225 Watt 350 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between



AMD FirePro R5000
AMD FirePro R5000

The differences in performance seem too small.

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Competitors of GRID K2 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GRID K2 from AMD is FirePro S7150, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

AMD FirePro S7150 FirePro S7150

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Competitors of FirePro R5000 by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FirePro R5000 from NVIDIA is GRID M10-8Q, which is slower by 2% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.


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User rating

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