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DeepSeek-V2-Chat: API Provider Benchmarking & Analysis

Analysis of API providers for DeepSeek-V2-Chat across performance metrics including latency (time to first token), throughput (tokens per second), price and others. API providers benchmarked include DeepSeek.
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DeepSeek
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Comparison Summary

Throughput (tokens/s):DeepSeek-V2 has a median throughput of 16 tokens per second on DeepSeek logo DeepSeek.Latency (TTFT):DeepSeek-V2 has a latency of 1.50 seconds on DeepSeek logo DeepSeek.Blended Price ($/M tokens):DeepSeek-V2 has a price of $0.17 per 1M tokens on DeepSeek logo DeepSeek (blended 3:1) with an Input Token Price: $0.14 and an Output Token Price: $0.28.Input Token Price:DeepSeek-V2 has an input token price of $0.14 on DeepSeek logo DeepSeek.Output Token Price:DeepSeek-V2 has an output token price of $0.28 on DeepSeek logo DeepSeek.

Highlights

Quality
Quality Index; Higher is better
Speed
Throughput in Tokens per Second; Higher is better
Price
USD per 1M Tokens; Lower is better
Parallel Queries: (Beta)
Prompt Length:

Summary analysis

Throughput vs. Price

Throughput: Output Tokens per Second; Price: Price: USD per 1M Tokens
Most attractive quadrant
DeepSeek
Throughput: Tokens per second received while the model is generating tokens (ie. after first chunk has been received from the API).
Price: Price per token, represented as USD per million Tokens. Price is a blend of Input & Output token prices (3:1 ratio).
Median: Figures represent median (P50) measurement over the past 14 days.

Latency vs. Throughput

Latency: Seconds to First Tokens Chunk Received; Throughput: Output Tokens per Second
Most attractive quadrant
Size represents Price (USD per M Tokens)
DeepSeek
Throughput: Tokens per second received while the model is generating tokens (ie. after first chunk has been received from the API).
Latency: Time to first token of tokens received, in seconds, after API request sent.
Price: Price per token, represented as USD per million Tokens. Price is a blend of Input & Output token prices (3:1 ratio).
Median: Figures represent median (P50) measurement over the past 14 days.

Pricing: Input and Output Prices

USD per 1M Tokens; Lower is better
Input price
Output price
Input price: Price per token included in the request/message sent to the API, represented as USD per million Tokens.
Output price: Price per token generated by the model (received from the API), represented as USD per million Tokens.

Speed

Measured by Throughput (tokens per second)

Throughput

Output Tokens per Second; Higher is better
Throughput: Tokens per second received while the model is generating tokens (ie. after first chunk has been received from the API).
Median: Figures represent median (P50) measurement over the past 14 days.

Throughput Variance

Output Tokens per Second; Results by percentile; Higher is better
Median, Other points represent 5th, 25th, 75th, 95th Percentiles respectively
Throughput: Tokens per second received while the model is generating tokens (ie. after first chunk has been received from the API).
Boxplot: Shows variance of measurements
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Throughput, Over Time

Output Tokens per Second; Higher is better
Throughput: Tokens per second received while the model is generating tokens (ie. after first chunk has been received from the API).
Over time measurement: Median measurement per day, based on 8 measurements each day at different times. Labels represent start of week's measurements.

Throughput by Input token (context) length

Output Tokens per Second; Higher is better
Short (100 tokens)
Medium (1,000 tokens)
Long (10,000 tokens)
Input Tokens Length: Length of tokens provided in the request. See Prompt Options above to see benchmarks of different input prompt lengths across other charts.
Throughput: Tokens per second received while the model is generating tokens (ie. after first chunk has been received from the API).
Median: Figures represent median (P50) measurement over the past 14 days.

Latency

Measured by Time (seconds) to First Token

Latency

Seconds to First Tokens Chunk Received; Lower is better
Latency: Time to first token of tokens received, in seconds, after API request sent.
Median: Figures represent median (P50) measurement over the past 14 days.

Latency Variance

Seconds to First Tokens Chunk Received; Results by percentile; Lower median is better
Median, Other points represent 5th, 25th, 75th, 95th Percentiles respectively
Latency: Time to first token of tokens received, in seconds, after API request sent.
Boxplot: Shows variance of measurements
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Latency, Over Time

Seconds to First Tokens Chunk Received; Lower is better
Latency: Time to first token of tokens received, in seconds, after API request sent.
Over time measurement: Median measurement per day, based on 8 measurements each day at different times. Labels represent start of week's measurements.

Latency by Input token (context) length

Seconds to First Tokens Chunk Received; Lower is better
Short (100 tokens)
Medium (1,000 tokens)
Long (10,000 tokens)
Input Tokens Length: Length of tokens provided in the request. See Prompt Options above to see benchmarks of different input prompt lengths across other charts.
Latency: Time to first token of tokens received, in seconds, after API request sent.
Median: Figures represent median (P50) measurement over the past 14 days.

Total Response Time

Time to receive 100 tokens output, calculated by latency and throughput metrics

Total Response Time vs. Price

Total: Response Time: Seconds to Output 100 Tokens; Price: Price: USD per 1M Tokens
Most attractive quadrant
DeepSeek
Price: Price per token, represented as USD per million Tokens. Price is a blend of Input & Output token prices (3:1 ratio).
Total Response Time: Time to receive a 100 token response. Estimated based on Latency (time to receive first chunk) and Throughput (tokens per second).
Median: Figures represent median (P50) measurement over the past 14 days.

Total Response Time

Seconds to Output 100 Tokens; Lower is better
Total Response Time: Time to receive a 100 token response. Estimated based on Latency (time to receive first chunk) and Throughput (tokens per second).
Median: Figures represent median (P50) measurement over the past 14 days.

Total Response Time, Over Time

Seconds to Output 100 Tokens; Lower is better
Total Response Time: Time to receive a 100 token response. Estimated based on Latency (time to receive first chunk) and Throughput (tokens per second).
Over time measurement: Median measurement per day, based on 8 measurements each day at different times. Labels represent start of week's measurements.

Total Response Time by Input token (context) length

Seconds to Output 100 Tokens; Lower is better
Short (100 tokens)
Medium (1,000 tokens)
Long (10,000 tokens)
Input Tokens Length: Length of tokens provided in the request. See Prompt Options above to see benchmarks of different input prompt lengths across other charts.
Total Response Time: Time to receive a 100 token response. Estimated based on Latency (time to receive first chunk) and Throughput (tokens per second).
Median: Figures represent median (P50) measurement over the past 14 days.

Summary Table of Key Comparison Metrics

Context
Model Quality
Price
Throughput
Latency
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