Nvidia's Tesla K40 GPU Accelerator Offers Monster Performance for Supercomputing Chores

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Number Six

The big problem with AMD's 12GB FirePro S10000 as compared to the NVIDIA part is performance per watt. AMD's offering uses two GPUs and sucks up 375W to yeild 1.48 TFLOPS (double precision). In contrast, NVIDIA's K40 only does 1.43 TFLOPS (double precision), but is far more energy efficient at 235W. With such a performance per watt lead, NVIDIA can afford to be more expensive, and it certainly is.

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dedgar

But can it fold?
And suggested retail is in the $5500.00 range.

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Vano

So, what's the difference between this type of GPU and GPU for games?

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AFDozerman

They say accelerator because the 290x is already more powerful. All AMD has to do is slap some ECC on and they're golden.

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immersive

Actually AMD announced their 12GB card before Nvidia I believe.

http://www.amd.com/us/press-releases/Pages/amd-announces-server-graphics-card-2013nov14.aspx?cmpid=social14543734

Although, Nvidia says their GPU is available today compared to AMD saying their GPU will be available in spring of 2014.

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Adnan008

wot?

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Xenite

They should call it the Edison, then it would more closely match Nvidia's business practices.

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borkbork

Zing!

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lordfirefox

Browser hiccup causing me to double post.

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lordfirefox

Unless AMD comes up with an equivalent, These are going into my rendering machine.

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kixofmyg0t

Announced 4 days ago. http://www.amd.com/us/press-releases/Pages/amd-announces-server-graphics-card-2013nov14.aspx

But you'd never see it posted on MaximumPC.

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AFDozerman

Problem with the S10K is that it's a dual-GCN1.0 card, not a single-GPU. All AMD would have to do to take back the crown, though, is throw the 290x on a board with more RAM and some pro drivers. The Hawaii GPU is able to push about 5 Tflops at 1Ghz, so a pro version with 12 gigs of RAM would kill this, especially if they tapped up the clocks a bit. Let's not even start to talk about a dual-GPU board.

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Innomasta

But it would be 4 slot and sound like a jet engine to cool the massively power hungry and inefficient Hawaii.

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kixofmyg0t

"would be 4 slot and sound like a jet engine"

That's not anywhere close to being true.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/r9-290-accelero-xtreme-290,3671-4.html

"massively power hungry and inefficient"

You mean by using only 25 more watts than a Titan in gaming despite being faster? That's just the 290X, the 290 uses less power than a Titan and trades blows with it.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-290-review-benchmark,3659-17.html

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Innomasta

You don't get it do you? These AMD chips are pushed to the absolute limit of their architecture. Sure it's a little faster.. but at 95C? 512bit memory bus? Forget overclocking.. forget crossfire.. The titan sits pretty at 80-85C with NO fan tweaking, at a 384bit bus? There's so much potential still left in this chip, and it came out almost a freaking year ago... people use the Titan as the gold standard for GPU definition, but the truth is; it's old tech man. It's the AMD 9000FX series all over again. Nvidia's knockout punch is already on its way.
Still don't get me? Lemme show you something: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7990-crossfire-overheat,3539.html