Tesla K80 vs Tesla M6

Price now 127$
Games supported 84%
NVIDIA Tesla K80
NVIDIA Tesla K80
  • 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
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 930 MHz
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5012 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 350$
Games supported 85%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating215204
Value for money33.0616.80
ArchitectureKepler 2.0 (2013−2015)Maxwell 2.0 (2015−2019)
GPU code nameGK210GM204
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date17 November 2014 (7 years ago)30 August 2015 (6 years ago)
Current price$127 $350
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores24961536
Core clock speed562 MHz930 MHz
Boost clock speed824 MHz1180 MHz
Number of transistors7,100 million5,200 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)300 Watt100 Watt
Texture fill rate171.4113.3
Floating-point performanceno data3,625 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length267 mmno data
Width2-slotMXM Module
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pinNone


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

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount12 GB8 GB
Memory bus width384 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed5012 MHz5012 MHz
Memory bandwidth240.6 GB/s160.4 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsNo outputsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_1)12 (12_1)
Shader Model5.16.4

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 23.69
Tesla M6 25.33
  • 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 K80 7024
Tesla M6 7509

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Tesla K80 and Tesla M6. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 216 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

Popular games

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 23.69 25.33
Novelty 17 November 2014 30 August 2015
Memory bus width 384 256
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2496 1536
Memory bandwidth 240.6 160.4
Thermal design power (TDP) 300 Watt 100 Watt

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NVIDIA Tesla K80
NVIDIA Tesla K80



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Competitors of Tesla K80 by AMD

The nearest Tesla K80's AMD equivalent is FirePro W8100, which is faster by 4% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Tesla M6 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Tesla M6 from AMD is Radeon Pro 5300, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 2 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon Pro 5300 Radeon Pro 5300

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User rating

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