Quadro M4000 vs Tesla K20c

Price now 611$
Games supported 83%
NVIDIA Quadro M4000
NVIDIA Quadro M4000
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 773 MHz
  • Max video memory 8GB GDDR5
  • Memory type 256-bit
  • Memory clock speed 6008 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA Tesla K20c
NVIDIA Tesla K20c
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 706 MHz
  • Max video memory 5 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5200 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 398$
Games supported 39%

General info

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

Place in performance rating235not rated
Value for money3.36no data
ArchitectureMaxwell 2.0 (2015−2019)Kepler (2012−2018)
GPU code nameGM204GK110
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date29 June 2015 (7 years ago)12 November 2012 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$791 $3,199
Current price$611 (0.8x MSRP)$398 (0.1x 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 cores16642496
Core clock speed773 MHz706 MHz
Number of transistors5,200 million7,080 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)120 Watt225 Watt
Texture fill rate80.39146.8
Floating-point performance2,573 gflops3,524 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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 2.0 x16
Length241 mm267 mm
Width1" (2.5 cm)2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1 x 6-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
SLI options+no data


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 type256 BitGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount8 GB5 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit320 Bit
Memory clock speed6008 MHz5200 MHz
Memory bandwidthUp to 192 GB/s208.0 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 ConnectorsDP DP DP DP 3-pin StereoNo outputs
Number of simultaneous displays4no data
Multi-display synchronizationQuadro Syncno data


Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

3D Vision Pro+no data
Mosaic+no data
High-Performance Video I/O6+no data
nView Desktop Management+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX1212 (11_0)
Shader Model55.1

Benchmark performance

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

  • Octane Render OctaneBench

This is a special benchmark measuring graphics card performance in OctaneRender, which is a realistic GPU rendering engine by OTOY Inc., available either as a standalone program, or as a plugin for 3DS Max, Cinema 4D and many other apps. It renders four different static scenes, then compares render times with a reference GPU which is currently GeForce GTX 980. This benchmark has nothing to do with gaming and is aimed at professional 3D graphics artists.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

Quadro M4000 55
Tesla K20c 60

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000 and Tesla K20c. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 299 Mh/s 179 Mh/s

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 29 June 2015 12 November 2012
Cost $791 $3199
Memory bus width 256 320
Pipelines / CUDA cores 1664 2496
Thermal design power (TDP) 120 Watt 225 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA Quadro M4000
NVIDIA Quadro M4000


NVIDIA Tesla K20c
NVIDIA Tesla K20c

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Competitors of Quadro M4000 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro M4000 from AMD is Radeon Pro W6400.

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Competitors of Tesla K20c by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Tesla K20c from AMD is Radeon Pro W6400.

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