NVIDIA Quadro K5000 vs Tesla K20m

NVIDIA Quadro K5000
NVIDIA Tesla K20m

General info

Comparison of Quadro K5000 and Tesla K20m architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
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Code name
Release date
17 August 2012
5 January 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
Price now
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Technical specs

Quadro K5000 and Tesla K20m's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro K5000 and Tesla K20m's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
706 MHz
706 MHz
Transistor count
3,540 million
7,080 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
122 Watt
225 Watt
Texture fill rate
90.37 GTexel / s
146.8 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,169 gflops
3,524 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro K5000 and Tesla K20m 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 2.0 x16
PCIe 2.0 x16
267 mm
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin


Parameters of memory installed on Quadro K5000 and Tesla K20m: 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
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
5 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
320 Bit
Memory clock speed
5400 MHz
5200 MHz
Memory bandwidth
172.8 GB / s
208.0 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro K5000 and Tesla K20m.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 2x DisplayPort
No outputs

API support

APIs supported by Quadro K5000 and Tesla K20m, sometimes including their particular versions.
12.0 (11_0)
12.0 (11_0)

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +0%
4541 +0%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +0%
4541 +0%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro K5000 and Tesla K20m. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
111 Mh/s
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Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
2.2 Mh/s
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Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro K5000

Cheaper ($2499 vs $3199)
Less power hungry (122 vs 225 watts)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA Tesla K20m

Somewhat newer (5 January 2013 vs 17 August 2012)
Wider memory bus (320 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (2496 vs 1536)
Higher memory bandwidth (208 vs 172.8 GB/s)

So, Quadro K5000 or Tesla K20m?

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