NVIDIA Tesla M40: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA Tesla M40

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 30.04 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
3.33
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
GPU code name
GM200
 
Market segment
Workstation
 
Launch date
10 November 2015 (5 years ago)
 
Price now
$343
 

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 cores
3072
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
948 MHz
 
Boost clock speed
1114 MHz
 
Number of transistors
8,000 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
250 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
213.9
 
Floating-point performance
6,844 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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).

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
267 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 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 type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
12 GB
 
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
6008 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
288.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

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 Connectors
No outputs
 

API support

APIs supported by Tesla M40, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
Shader Model
6.4
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
1.2
 
Vulkan
1.1.126
 
CUDA
5.2
 

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.

30.04

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.

7950

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.

This video card matches 97% minimum and 90% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
97%
Recommended
90%
Minimum
97%
Recommended
90%

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Tesla M40 from AMD is Radeon Pro 580, which is slower by 2% and lower by 7 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Tesla M40:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

User rating

Here you can see the user rating of the graphics card, as well as rate it yourself.

Advices and comments

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