Quadro RTX 4000 vs Tesla K80

Price now 2527$
Games supported 100%
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1005 MHz
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 13000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA Tesla K80
NVIDIA Tesla K80
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 562 MHz
  • Max video memory 12 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5012 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 157$
Games supported 39%
Graphics card Graphics card NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 vs NVIDIA Tesla K80

General info

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

Place in performance rating48not rated
Value for money13.17no data
ArchitectureTuringKepler 2.0
GPU code nameTU104GK210
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date13 November 2018 (3 years ago)17 November 2014 (7 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$899 no data
Price now$2527 (2.8x MSRP)$157
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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 cores23042496
Core clock speed1005 MHz562 MHz
Boost clock speed1545 MHz824 MHz
Number of transistors13,600 million7,100 million
Manufacturing process technology12 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)160 Watt300 Watt
Texture fill rate222.5171.4

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
Length241 mm267 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin1x 8-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 typeGDDR6GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount8 GB12 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit384 Bit
Memory clock speed13000 MHz5012 MHz
Memory bandwidth416.0 GB/s240.6 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 Connectors3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-CNo outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_1)12 (11_1)
Shader Model6.55.1

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro RTX 4000 and Tesla K80. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) no data 216 Mh/s

Advantages and disadvantages

Novelty 13 November 2018 17 November 2014
Memory bus width 256 384
Memory bandwidth 416 240.6
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2304 2496
Chip lithography 12 nm 28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 160 Watt 300 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000


NVIDIA Tesla K80
NVIDIA Tesla K80

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Competitors of Quadro RTX 4000 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro RTX 4000 from AMD is Radeon Pro W5700.

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Competitors of Tesla K80 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Tesla K80 from AMD is Radeon Pro W5500M.

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