Tesla_K20X
Nvidia Tesla K20X

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How well can the Tesla K20X run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Getting one of these Tesla K20X graphics cards allows the gamer to run indie system requirements and some less demanding AAA titles. In today’s PC hardware terms these are considered middle range for gaming performance. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

Here is a performance review on how capable the Tesla K20X is at running the more popular games of 2019. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. 181 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Tesla K20X shows us that Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order is getting a weak result of 0 FPS, and then we are seeing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare returning a weak 7 FPS while another game on our list is the Borderlands 3 which is getting 13 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on the Tesla K20X to see that it got a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 14FPS, M: 11FPS, H: 7FPS, U: 5FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Borderlands 3 which seemed weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 10 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 0 FPS. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Tesla K20X is not powerful enough to deal with the increased resolution.

How many years will the Tesla K20X graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Tesla K20X in your PC? There is around 6-12 months of top end gaming left in this card, at which point its graphics card replacement time, assuming the Tesla K20X is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Tesla K20X? A suitable upgrade choice for the Tesla K20X is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which is 120% more powerful and can run 898 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 62% better performance and can run 671 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
18 FPS
High
The Tesla K20X was released on 12 Nov 2012

Tesla K20X Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check Tesla K20X
GPU
Architecture
Kepler GK110
Process
28nm
TMUs
Texture Rate
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Pixel Rate
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2688
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Driver Support
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6144 MB
Memory Speed
1300 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
249.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
1536KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
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0
HDMI Connection
0
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
732 MHz
Power
Max Power
235 Watts
PSU
Power Connector
None
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Tesla K20X Game Requirement Analysis

Tesla K20X is a high-end professional GPU created for server purposes only.
It's designed to solve the most complex high performance computing problems out there and based on the Kepler GK110, featuring a CUDA Count core of 2688 but the drivers aren't certified for games. Therefore, even if Tesla K20X is powerful enough for even the most demanding games, it might not be compatible.
Tesla K20X is NVIDIA'S most powerful server solution as of November 2012 and still more efficient compared to the Fermi based Professional GPUs since the Kepler's Shaders are thrice as efficient as Fermi Shaders.
Its gaming performance is below GeForce GTX Titan due to being under-clocked and having no driver support for games.


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Tesla K20X vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 6% 64%
Halo: Reach 77% 48%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 11% 64%
Borderlands 3 6% 74%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 69% 126%
FIFA 20 36% 12%
Cyberpunk 2077 1% 126%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 52% 89%
eFootball PES 2020 20% 12%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 93% 25%
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2019
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25% better

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2008
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$179.00
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$99.00
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why i can't use it for gaming why

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2011
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12% worse, huh.

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If your huh implies that something this expensive cant top a gtx 670 by a lot than you're right, for gaming that is. This GPU has a lot more two it than CUDA cores that make it ideal for sever purposes.

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But can it run Minecraft :D

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it actually cannot ^_^ it`s not meant for gaming

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If minecraft had the the driver support, actually yes, very well too.

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you guys forget that minecraft is opengl,no?
this is a tesla guys,it was built for programs that are openGL (CAD) and the like,mostly purely code though,but,the reason it cant "play minecraft"
minecraft isnt coded for it. if it was,you could play it with shader mods and 4k res and the likes,while using a gt210 to display.

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mine is 211% worse
IN UR FACE

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Keep in mind that this GPU isn't designed for gaming :P

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If this is not for gaming, so what it's for

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Didn't you read the description? First sentence "Tesla K20X is a high-end professional GPU created for server purposes only."

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but some people game with it
If this gpu had VG drivers, it would be a beast

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Only 339%? I've seen better. I've even seen one +1k% better.

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Psh, only 941% better than mine.

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HAHAHA mines 407% worse!

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mine was 3868% worse…

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i know that feeling bro

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only 3329359736892652652503257e37863928568325 Better =D

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its so better that a letter pops up huh?? XDD

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only 1 % worse

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