NVIDIA Tesla C2050: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA Tesla C2050
NVIDIA Tesla C2050
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  • 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 8.99

Summary

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

8.99%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

Some basic facts about Tesla C2050: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating368
Value for money2.89
ArchitectureFermi (2010−2014)
GPU code nameGF100
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date25 July 2011 (11 years ago)
Current price$70 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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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 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed574 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors3,100 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)238 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate32.14of 959.6 (Radeon RX 7900 XTX)
Floating-point performance1,030.4 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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 graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length248 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Tesla C2050: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount3 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed3000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth144.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

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 graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x DVI

API support

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

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.1
VulkanN/A
CUDA2.0

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 8.99
  • Passmark
  • Octane Render OctaneBench

Passmark

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%

Tesla C2050 3515

Octane Render OctaneBench

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.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

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

The nearest Tesla C2050's AMD equivalent is Radeon Pro WX 4100, which is faster by 6% and higher by 14 positions in our performance rating.

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User rating

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