The Tesla C2050 was a professional graphics card by NVIDIA, launched on July 25th, 2011. Built on the 40 nm process, and based on the GF100 graphics processor, in its GF100-850-A3 variant, the card supports DirectX 12. The GF100 graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 529 mm² and 3,100 million transistors. Unlike the fully unlocked GeForce GTX 480 Core 512, which uses the same GPU but has all 512 shaders enabled, NVIDIA has disabled some shading units on the Tesla C2050 to reach the product's target shader count. It features 448 shading units, 56 texture mapping units, and 48 ROPs. NVIDIA has paired 3,072 MB GDDR5 memory with the Tesla C2050, which are connected using a 384-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 574 MHz, memory is running at 750 MHz (3 Gbps effective).
Being a dual-slot card, the NVIDIA Tesla C2050 draws power from 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin power connector, with power draw rated at 238 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI. Tesla C2050 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 248 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution.