AMD Radeon 520 vs NVIDIA Tesla V100 PCIe 16 GB

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, release date and other general parameters.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
0.81
 
no data
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Volta
GPU code name
Oland
 
GV100
Market segment
Laptop
 
Workstation
Release date
21 March 2017
 
21 June 2017
Price now
$140
 
$6975

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, 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.
Pipelines / CUDA cores
320
 
5120
Core clock speed
1030 MHz
 
1246 MHz
Boost Clock
no data
 
1380 MHz
Transistor count
1,040 million
 
21,100 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
50 Watt
 
300 Watt
Texture fill rate
20.60
 
441.6
Floating-point performance
659.2 gflops
 
14,131 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon 520 and Tesla V100 PCIe 16 GB 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
2x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: 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
DDR3, GDDR5
 
HBM2
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
16 GB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
4096 Bit
Memory clock speed
2250 MHz
 
1752 MHz
Memory bandwidth
16 GB/s
 
897.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
no data

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon 520 and Tesla V100 PCIe 16 GB. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
 
No outputs
HDMI
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported by Radeon 520 and Tesla V100 PCIe 16 GB, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
5.0
 
6.4
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
1.2
Vulkan
+
 
1.2.131
CUDA
-
 
7.0

Advantages of AMD Radeon 520

Cheaper ($140.00 USD vs $6975.00 USD)
Less power hungry (50 vs 300 watts)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA Tesla V100 PCIe 16 GB

Somewhat newer (21 June 2017 vs 21 March 2017)
Wider memory bus (4096 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (5120 vs 320)
Higher memory bandwidth (897 vs 16 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 28 nm)

So, 520 or Tesla V100 PCIe 16 GB?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon 520 and NVIDIA Tesla V100 PCIe 16 GB. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that Radeon 520 is a notebook card while Tesla V100 PCIe 16 GB is a workstation one.
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