NVIDIA Tesla K80: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA Tesla K80
NVIDIA Tesla K80
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 562 MHz
  • Max video memory 12 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5012 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2014
Performance 23.68

Summary

NVIDIA started Tesla K80 sales 17 November 2014. This is 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.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

23.68%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Tesla K80's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating209
Value for money49.48
ArchitectureKepler 2.0 (2013−2015)
GPU code nameGK210
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date17 November 2014 (7 years ago)
Price now$144 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Tesla K80's general performance parameters 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 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed562 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed824 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors7,100 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)300 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate171.4of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Tesla K80'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 3.0 x16
Length267 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Tesla K80: 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 amount12 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed5012 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth240.6 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

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

API support

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

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Tesla K80. 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 K80 23.68
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  • GeekBench 5 CUDA

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: 25%

Tesla K80 7024

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: 5%

Tesla K80 16063

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Tesla K80. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 216 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

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.

Relative perfomance

Overall Tesla K80 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.


AMD equivalent

The nearest Tesla K80's AMD equivalent is FirePro W8100, which is faster by 4% and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

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Recommended processors

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User rating

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