Nvidia has unveiled its newest graphics card aimed at virtual PCs called the Tesla M10. Nvidia’s new workstation graphics card features not one, not two, but four Maxwell GM107 GPUs. The Tesla M10 graphics card would be the fifth graphics card under Nvidia’s Tesla lineup; performance-wise, it’s the third most powerful graphics card in the series, just ahead of the Tesla M6.
Nvidia’s Tesla M10 graphics card is also fitted with 32GB of GDDR5 memory along with four 128-bit memory bus. Each GM107 GPU inside the Tesla M10 has a CUDA core count of 640, which means there are 2560 CUDA cores in total. Most of the time, running a graphics card with four Maxwell GPUs would result in a power draw equivalent to operating a nuclear power plant right? Well, not with the Tesla M10. Amazingly, this graphics has a TDP of barely 225W – that’s lower than the legendary Fermi-based GTX 480 (250W).
Being a virtual GPU means that the Nvidia Tesla M10 is made to handle “virtual users” on a server. Surprisingly, the graphics card is able to handle a maximum of 64 users per card, which is significantly more compared to the Tesla M60 (36 users per card). Other than that, this graphics card is also passive-cooled, which is common considering that these kind of graphics cards are usually deployed in server rooms that have their own cooling solutions.
Of course, this graphics card is not meant for gaming or casual use, and Nvidia has not mention the price and availability of the Tesla M10 graphics card yet. However, do expect the graphics card to put a dent in one’s wallet.