AMD Radeon Pro SSG vs NVIDIA Tesla M40

Price now 171$
Games supported 94%
Tesla M40
NVIDIA Tesla M40
  • 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
Radeon Pro SSG
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1440 MHz
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type HBM
  • Memory clock speed 1000 Mbps
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 980$
Games supported 95%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance ranking152149
Value for money25.385.55
ArchitectureMaxwell 2.0 (2015−2019)GCN 3.0 (2014−2017)
GPU code nameGM200Fiji
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date10 November 2015 (7 years old)26 July 2016 (6 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$9,999
Current price$171 $980 (0.1x MSRP)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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 cores30724096
Core clock speed948 MHz1440 MHz
Boost clock speed1114 MHz1050 MHz
Number of transistors8,000 million8,900 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)250 Watt260 Watt
Texture fill rate213.9268.8
Floating-point performance6,844 gflops12,288 gflops

Size and compatibility

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length267 mm267 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5HBM
Maximum RAM amount12 GB4 GB
Memory bus width384 Bit4096 Bit
Memory clock speed6008 MHz1000 MBps
Memory bandwidth288.4 GB/s512.0 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 outputs1x HDMI 1.4a, 3x mini-DisplayPort 1.2
HDMIno data+

API support

List of supported graphics and general-purpose computing APIs, including their specific versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)12 (12_0)
Shader Model6.46.5
CUDA5.2no data

Synthetic benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 25.97
Pro SSG 26.69

Radeon Pro SSG outperforms Tesla M40 by 3% in our combined benchmark results.


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: 24%

Tesla M40 10212
Pro SSG 10497

Radeon Pro SSG outperforms Tesla M40 by 3% in Passmark.

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 score 25.97 26.69
Recency 10 November 2015 26 July 2016
Memory bus width 384 4096
Pipelines / CUDA cores 3072 4096
Memory bandwidth 288.4 512
Power consumption (TDP) 250 Watt 260 Watt

We couldn't decide between Tesla M40 and Radeon Pro SSG. The differences in performance seem too small.

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