Tesla K80 vs Tesla T4

Price now 96$
Games supported 83%
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 585 MHz
  • Max video memory 16 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 10000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 1972$
Games supported 95%

General info

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

Place in performance rating224134
Value for money12.533.77
ArchitectureKepler 2.0 (2013−2015)Turing (2018−2021)
GPU code nameGK210TU104
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date17 November 2014 (8 years ago)13 September 2018 (4 years ago)
Current price$96 $1972
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 cores24962560
Core clock speed562 MHz585 MHz
Boost clock speed824 MHz1590 MHz
Number of transistors7,100 million13,600 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)300 Watt70 Watt
Texture fill rate171.4254.4

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 mm168 mm
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 typeGDDR5GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount12 GB16 GB
Memory bus width384 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed5012 MHz10000 MHz
Memory bandwidth240.6 GB/s320.0 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 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model5.16.5

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 17.98
Tesla T4 27.67
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA

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 T4 10809

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
Tesla T4 70627

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Tesla K80 and Tesla T4. 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.

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 17.98 27.67
Recency 17 November 2014 13 September 2018
Memory bus width 384 256
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2496 2560
Memory bandwidth 240.6 320
Chip lithography 28 nm 12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 300 Watt 70 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends


since it shows better performance.

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Competitors of Tesla K80 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Tesla K80 from AMD is Radeon Pro W6400, which is slower by 3% and lower by 9 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon Pro W6400 Radeon Pro W6400

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Competitors of Tesla T4 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Tesla T4 from AMD is Radeon Pro SSG, which is slower by 3% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

AMD Radeon Pro SSG Radeon Pro SSG

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User rating

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