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. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 100 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 30.16 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

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
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
811 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
3,540 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
103.8 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
2,491 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 

Memory

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
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
160.0 GB / s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Tesla K8.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 

API support

APIs supported by Tesla K8, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Video card benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Tesla K8. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
30.16
Octane Render OctaneBench
38

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Tesla K8 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

Tesla K8 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

Tesla K8
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

Tesla K8 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

Tesla K8
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

Tesla K8 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

Tesla K8
minimum HD Graphics 4400
recommended GeForce GTX 660

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

Tesla K8 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

Tesla K8
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

Tesla K8 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

Tesla K8
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

Tesla K8 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

Tesla K8
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

Tesla K8 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

Tesla K8
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

Tesla K8 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

Tesla K8
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

Tesla K8 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

Tesla K8
minimum GeForce 6150 LE
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

Tesla K8 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

Tesla K8
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5970

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Tesla K8 from AMD is Radeon Pro WX 5100, which is slower by 3% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

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