Tesla T4 vs Quadro RTX 4000


General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance ranking86169
Value for money32.7222.14
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)Turing (2018−2021)
GPU code nameTU104TU104
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date13 November 2018 (5 years old)13 September 2018 (5 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$899 no data
Current price$974 (1.1x MSRP)$782
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

RTX 4000 has 48% better value for money than Tesla T4.

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 cores23042560
Core clock speed1005 MHz585 MHz
Boost clock speed1545 MHz1590 MHz
Number of transistors13,600 million13,600 million
Manufacturing process technology12 nm12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)160 Watt70 Watt
Texture fill rate222.5254.4

Size and compatibility

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length241 mm168 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pinNone


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount8 GB16 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed13000 MHz10000 MHz
Memory bandwidth416.0 GB/s320.0 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 Connectors3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-CNo outputs

API support

List of supported graphics and general-purpose computing APIs, including their specific versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_1)12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model6.56.5

Synthetic benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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.

RTX 4000 39.79
Tesla T4 27.59

Quadro RTX 4000 outperforms Tesla T4 by 44% in our combined benchmark results.


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: 25%

RTX 4000 15471
Tesla T4 10725

Quadro RTX 4000 outperforms Tesla T4 by 44% in Passmark.

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

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 OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

RTX 4000 86198
Tesla T4 61276

Quadro RTX 4000 outperforms Tesla T4 by 41% in GeekBench 5 OpenCL.

GeekBench 5 CUDA

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: 4%

RTX 4000 94250
Tesla T4 70627

Quadro RTX 4000 outperforms Tesla T4 by 33% in GeekBench 5 CUDA.

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 score 39.79 27.59
Recency 13 November 2018 13 September 2018
Memory bandwidth 416 320
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2304 2560
Power consumption (TDP) 160 Watt 70 Watt

The Quadro RTX 4000 is our recommended choice as it beats the Tesla T4 in performance tests.

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