NVIDIA Tesla C2050: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA Tesla C2050
NVIDIA Tesla C2050
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 574 MHz
  • Max video memory 3 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 3000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2011
Performance 12.99
Graphics card Technical data and tests
NVIDIA Tesla C2050
NVIDIA Tesla C2050 NVIDIA Tesla C2050


NVIDIA started Tesla C2050 sales 25 July 2011. This is Fermi architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 3 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 3 GHz are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 144.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 248 mm. One 6-pin and one 8-pin connectors are required, and power consumption is at 238 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of Tesla C2050's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating316
Value for money (0-100)2.52
GPU code nameGF100
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date25 July 2011 (10 years ago)
Price now$200 of 12122 (Quadro GV100)
Value for money (0-100)

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Technical specs

Tesla C2050's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Tesla C2050's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores448of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed574 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Number of transistors3,100 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)238 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate32.14of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance1,030.4 gflopsof 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Tesla C2050's 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 2.0 x16
Length248 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin


Parameters of memory installed on Tesla C2050: 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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount3 GBof 80 (A100 SXM4 80 GB)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed3000 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth144.0 GB/sof 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Tesla C2050. 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 Connectors1x DVI

API support

APIs supported by Tesla C2050, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Tesla C2050. 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.

Tesla C2050 12.99
  • Passmark
  • Octane Render OctaneBench

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.

Tesla C2050 3515

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.

Tesla C2050 39

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Tesla C2050. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 90 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Tesla C2050 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Tesla C2050 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Tesla C2050 from AMD is FirePro W8000, which is slower by 2% and lower by 7 positions in our rating.

AMD FirePro W8000 FirePro W8000

Similar GPUs

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User rating

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Advices and comments

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