NVIDIA Tesla K8: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA Tesla K8

Summary

NVIDIA started Tesla K8 sales 16 September 2014. This is Kepler architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 8 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 160.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 1-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 241 mm. An additional 1 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 100 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 32.10 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Tesla K8's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Kepler
 
Code name
GK104
 
Type
Workstation
 
Release date
16 September 2014
 

Technical specs

Tesla K8's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Tesla K8's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1536
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
693 MHz
 
Boost Clock
811 MHz
 
Transistor count
3,540 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
103.8
 
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
2,491 gflops
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Tesla K8'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).
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
241 mm
 
Width
1-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Tesla K8: 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
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
160.0 GB/s
 
of 11404 (GRID K1)

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Tesla K8. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CUDA
3.0
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Tesla K8. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
32.10
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
38
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Tesla K8 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
27.54
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Tesla K8 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

It seems that there's no AMD equivalent for Tesla K8. The nearest is FirePro W4100, however, it's 83% slower and lower by 394 positions in our rating.

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