NVIDIA Tesla M6: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA Tesla M6

Summary

NVIDIA started Tesla M6 sales 30 August 2015. This is 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.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 29.02 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of Tesla M6's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
4.80
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
GPU code name
GM204
 
Market segment
Workstation
 
Launch date
30 August 2015 (5 years ago)
 
Price now
$228
 

Technical specs

Tesla M6's general performance parameters 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 cores
1536
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
930 MHz
 
Boost clock speed
1180 MHz
 
Number of transistors
5,200 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
100 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
113.3
 
Floating-point performance
3,625 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Tesla M6'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
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Tesla M6: 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
8 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
160.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Tesla M6. 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 M6, 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 M6. 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.

29.02

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.

7621

Game benchmarks

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.

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 M6 from AMD is Radeon Pro 580X, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Tesla M6:

Similar GPUs

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

User rating

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Advices and comments

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