Quadro M5000 vs Tesla M40

Price now 465$
Games supported 87%
NVIDIA Quadro M5000
NVIDIA Quadro M5000
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 861 MHz
  • Max video memory 8GB GDDR5
  • Memory type 256-bit
  • Memory clock speed 6612 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA Tesla M40
NVIDIA Tesla M40
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 948 MHz
  • Max video memory 12 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6008 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 106$
Games supported 93%

General info

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

Place in performance rating160139
Value for money6.6838.37
ArchitectureMaxwell 2.0 (2015−2019)Maxwell 2.0 (2015−2019)
GPU code nameGM204GM200
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date29 June 2015 (7 years ago)10 November 2015 (7 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,856.99 no data
Current price$465 (0.2x MSRP)$106
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 cores20483072
Core clock speed861 MHz948 MHz
Boost clock speed1038 MHz1114 MHz
Number of transistors5,200 million8,000 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Watt250 Watt
Texture fill rate132.9213.9
Floating-point performance4,252 gflops6,844 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 3.0 x16
Length267 mm267 mm
Width2" (5.1 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 GB12 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit384 Bit
Memory clock speed6612 MHz6008 MHz
Memory bandwidthUp to 211 GB/s288.4 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 ConnectorsDVI-I DP 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.

ECC (Error Correcting Code)+no data
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 (12_1)
Shader Model56.4

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.

Quadro M5000 23.76
Tesla M40 26.14
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA

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%

Quadro M5000 9265
Tesla M40 10193

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 CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

Quadro M5000 24565
Tesla M40 31401

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M5000 and Tesla M40. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 511 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 23.76 26.14
Recency 29 June 2015 10 November 2015
Memory bus width 256 384
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2048 3072
Thermal design power (TDP) 150 Watt 250 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA Tesla M40
NVIDIA Tesla M40

since it shows better performance.

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Competitors of Quadro M5000 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro M5000 from AMD is Radeon Pro W5500, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

AMD Radeon Pro W5500 Radeon Pro W5500

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Competitors of Tesla M40 by AMD

The nearest Tesla M40's AMD equivalent is Radeon Pro SSG, which is faster by 3% and higher by 6 positions in our performance rating.

AMD Radeon Pro SSG Radeon Pro SSG

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User rating

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