Nvidia Tesla K20X

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How well can the Tesla K20X run games
Nvidia Tesla K20X
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the Tesla K20X is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

How well will the Tesla K20X run 2022 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 130 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Tesla K20X shows us that Resident Evil 8 is getting a weak result of 0 FPS, and then we are seeing Battlefield 2042 returning a weak 0 FPS while another game on our list is the Star Citizen which is predicted to get 23 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Tesla K20X at 1440p with Battlefield 2042, which got a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We then checked out Star Citizen which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 46FPS, M: 36FPS, H: 25FPS, U: 18FPS. And another popular game was Resident Evil 8 that returned L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Tesla K20X is unable to perform adequately across modern games at this 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? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB which is 78% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 725 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Tesla K20X is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, which is 43% more powerful and can run 304 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
18 FPS
The Tesla K20X was released on 12 Nov 2012
Nvidia PC game performance check Tesla K20X
Kepler GK110
Texture Rate
Pixel Rate
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 11.1
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
732 MHz
Max Power
235 Watts
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
Best Resolution
GPU Upgrade
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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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