NVIDIA Tesla P40: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA Tesla P40
NVIDIA Tesla P40
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1303 MHz
  • Max video memory 24 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5X
  • Memory clock speed 10008 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2016
Performance 56.69

Summary

NVIDIA started Tesla P40 sales 13 September 2016 at a recommended price of $5,699. This is high-end Pascal architecture desktop card based on 16 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 24 GB of GDDR5X memory clocked at 10.01 GHz are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 480.4 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

56.69%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Tesla P40's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating47
Value for money100.00
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)
GPU code nameGP102
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date13 September 2016 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$5,699
Price now$310 (0.1x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Tesla P40's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Tesla P40's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores3840of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1303 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1531 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors11,800 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology16 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)250 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate367.4of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance11,758 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Tesla P40'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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length267 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Tesla P40: 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 typeGDDR5X
Maximum RAM amount24 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed10008 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth480.4 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Tesla P40. 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 ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported by Tesla P40, sometimes including their particular versions.

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

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Tesla P40. 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.

Tesla P40 56.69
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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.

Tesla P40 16864

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Tesla P40 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 P40 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Tesla P40 from AMD is Radeon Pro VII, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

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