NVIDIA Tesla M40: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA Tesla M40
NVIDIA Tesla M40
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 948 MHz
  • Max video memory 12 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6008 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2015
Performance 34.05

Summary

NVIDIA started Tesla M40 sales 10 November 2015. This is Maxwell 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 12 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6.01 GHz are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 288.4 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. One 6-pin and one 8-pin connectors are required, and power consumption is at 250 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

34.05%

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

General info

Of Tesla M40's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating133
Value for money100.00
ArchitectureMaxwell 2.0 (2015−2019)
GPU code nameGM200
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date10 November 2015 (6 years ago)
Price now$128 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Tesla M40's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Tesla M40's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores3072of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed948 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1114 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors8,000 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)250 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate213.9of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance6,844 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Tesla M40'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 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Tesla M40: 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 speed6008 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth288.4 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Tesla M40. 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 M40, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.1.126
CUDA5.2

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Tesla M40. 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 M40 34.05
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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 M40 10116

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 M40 31401

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Tesla M40 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 M40 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Tesla M40 from AMD is Radeon Pro Vega 64, which is slower by 3% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

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