Tesla M6: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Tesla M6 provides acceptable gaming and benchmark performance at 16.27% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

NVIDIA started Tesla M6 sales 30 August 2015. This is a Maxwell 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 8 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5.01 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 160.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 100 Watt.

Primary details

Some basic facts about Tesla M6: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking310
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation8.94
ArchitectureMaxwell 2.0 (2015−2019)
GPU code nameGM204
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date30 August 2015 (8 years ago)
Current price$350 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

Tesla M6's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Tesla M6's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1536of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed930 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1180 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors5,200 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)100 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate113.3of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance3,625 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Tesla M6 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
WidthMXM Module
Supplementary power connectorsNone

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on Tesla M6: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed5012 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth160.4 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on Tesla M6. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

API compatibility

APIs supported by Tesla M6, sometimes including their particular versions.

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

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Tesla M6. 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 M6 16.27

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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 M6 6284

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Tesla M6 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.

Closest competitors

Tesla M6's performance relative to its closest rivals among server graphics cards.


Quadro M4000 106.27
Quadro T1000 103.26
Tesla M6 100

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Tesla M6 is FirePro W9000, which is slower by 2% and lower by 6 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Tesla M6:

FirePro W8100 115.86
Tesla M6 100

Similar GPUs

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Recommended processors

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Community ratings

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