Tesla K80: specs and benchmarks

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Tesla K80 provides acceptable gaming and benchmark performance at 15.16% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

NVIDIA started Tesla K80 sales 17 November 2014. This is a Kepler 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 12 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5.01 GHz are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 240.6 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. 1x 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 300 Watt.

Primary details

Some basic facts about Tesla K80: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking330
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation12.53
ArchitectureKepler 2.0 (2013−2015)
GPU code nameGK210
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date17 November 2014 (9 years ago)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

Tesla K80's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Tesla K80's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores2496of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed562 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed824 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors7,100 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)300 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate171.4of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Tesla K80 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length267 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on Tesla K80: 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 amount12 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed5012 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth240.6 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on Tesla K80. 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 ConnectorsNo outputs

API compatibility

APIs supported by Tesla K80, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_1)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.1.126
CUDA3.7

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Tesla K80. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 K80 15.16

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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: 25%

Tesla K80 5852

GeekBench 5 CUDA

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

Tesla K80 16063

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Tesla K80 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.

Closest competitors

Tesla K80's performance relative to its closest rivals among server graphics cards.


Tesla M6 107.39
FirePro W9000 104.88
Quadro K5200 103.89
Tesla K80 100

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Tesla K80 is FirePro W7100, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Tesla K80:

FirePro W8100 124.34
FirePro W9000 104.88
Tesla K80 100

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Community ratings

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