NVIDIA Tesla P4: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

NVIDIA started Tesla P4 sales 13 September 2016. This is a Pascal architecture desktop card based on 16 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 8 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6.01 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 192.3 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 168 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 22.64% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

Some basic facts about Tesla P4: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking228
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money50.77
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)
GPU code nameGP104
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date13 September 2016 (7 years old)
Current price$92 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

Tesla P4's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Tesla P4's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores2560of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed886 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1114 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors7,200 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology16 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)75 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate178.2of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance5,443 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Tesla P4 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
Length168 mm
Width1-slot
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Tesla P4: 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 speed6008 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth192.3 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Tesla P4. 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 support

APIs supported by Tesla P4, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131
CUDA6.1

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Tesla P4. 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 P4 22.64

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 P4 8767

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Tesla P4 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 P4 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.


Quadro M5000 106.98
Quadro P2200 106.32
Tesla P4 100
Quadro K6000 91.92

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Tesla P4 is Radeon Pro W5500, which is faster by 4% and higher by 13 positions in our ranking.

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Similar GPUs

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

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Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with Tesla P4 according to our statistics.

User Ratings

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


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Questions and comments

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