NVIDIA Quadro K1000M

NVIDIA Quadro K1000M

The NVIDIA Quadro K1000M (or Quadro K1100M, due to the internal code name 1100M) is a mid-range, DirectX 11.1-compatible graphics card for mobile workstations. It is a Kepler-based GPU built on the GK107 architecture and is manufactured in 28nm at TSMC. Compared to the K2000M, the K1000M only features 192 shader cores of 384. The Quadro K1000M is built for the Intel Chief River generation (Ivy Bridge) and is the successor to the Fermi-based Quadro 1000M (Huron River platform).

The Quadro series offers certified drivers that are optimized for stability and performance in professional applications like CAD or DCC. OpenGL performance, for example, should be significantly better than GeForce graphics cards of similar specifications.

Architecture

The Kepler architecture is the successor to the Fermi architecture that first appeared in laptops with the GeForce 400M series. The GK107 Kepler core offers two shader blocks, called SMX, each with 192 shaders for a total of 384 shader cores that are clocked at the same speed as the central core. The K1000M, however, offers only one SMX with 192 shaders. Although more shader cores are available in the Kepler architecture as compared to the Fermi design, the Kepler shaders are still expected to be up to twice as power efficient. However, due to the missing hot clock of the shader domain, two shaders of a Kepler chip are about as fast as one shader of a Fermi chip (as the latter is clocked twice as fast).

PCIe 3.0 is now supported by the mobile Kepler series and an optional Turbo mode can automatically overclock the Nvidia card by a theoretical 15 percent if the laptop cooling system allows it. The implementation of this boost mode is done in the BIOS, but it is ultimately dependent upon the manufacturer of the laptop.

Performance

The performance is similar to the consumer GeForce GT 630M and above the older Quadro 1000M. Most 3D games of 2012 can be played fluently in medium settings an resolutions.

Features

The improved feature set now includes support for up to 4 active displays. Furthermore, high resolution monitors of up to 3840x2160 pixels can now be connected using DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4a if available. HD-Audio codecs, such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, can be transmitted via bitstream mode through the HDMI port. However, as most laptops will feature Optimus, the integrated GPU will likely have direct control over the display ports and may limit the feature set available by the Nvidia Kepler cards.

The 5th generation PureVideo HD video processor (VP5) is also integrated in the GK107 core and offers hardware decoding of HD videos. Common codecs such as MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4 ASP, H.264 and VC1/WMV9 are fully supported up to 4K resolutions while VC1 and MPEG-4 are supported up to 1080p. Two streams can be decoded in parallel for features such as Picture-in-Picture. Another novelty is the inclusion of a dedicated video encoding engine similar to Intel QuickSync that can be accessed by the NVENC API.

The power consumption of the K1000M is rated at 45 Watt (TGP according to Nvidia) and is therefore suited for medium-sized notebooks 15-inches or greater.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
Quadro K Series

Quadro K5100M

1536 @ 771MHz256 Bit @ 3600MHz

Quadro K4100M

1152 @ 706MHz256 Bit @ 3200MHz

Quadro K5000M

1344 @ 706MHz256 Bit @ 3000MHz

Quadro K4000M

960 @ 600MHz256 Bit @ 2800MHz

Quadro K3100M

768 @ 706MHz256 Bit @ 3200MHz

Quadro K3000M

576 @ 654MHz256 Bit @ 2800MHz

Quadro K2100M

576 @ 667MHz128 Bit @ 3000MHz

Quadro K1100M

384 @ 705MHz128 Bit @ 2800MHz

Quadro K2000M

384 @ 745MHz128 Bit @ 1800MHz
Quadro K1000M 192 @ 850MHz128 Bit @ 1800MHz

Quadro K610M

192 @ 954MHz64 Bit @ 2600MHz

Quadro K510M

192 64 Bit @ 2400MHz

Quadro K500M

192 @ 850MHz64 Bit @ 1800MHz
CodenameN14P-Q1
ArchitectureKepler
Pipelines192 - unified
Core Speed *850 MHz
Shader Speed *850 MHz
Memory Speed *1800 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
technology28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement01.06.2012
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1200      avg: 1232 (10%)     median: 1232 (10%)     max: 1264 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1082      avg: 1102 (7%)     median: 1102 (7%)     max: 1122 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 4978      avg: 5164.5 (14%)     median: 5164.5 (14%)     max: 5351 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 4197      avg: 4229 (10%)     median: 4229 (10%)     max: 4261 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 8116      avg: 8340.5 (28%)     median: 8340.5 (28%)     max: 8565 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 15.4      avg: 15.4 (9%)     median: 15.4 (9%)     max: 15.4 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 6304      avg: 11500 (44%)     median: 11500 (44%)     max: 16696 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 22.79      avg: 22.9 (33%)     median: 22.9 (33%)     max: 22.94 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 11.61      avg: 12.7 (21%)     median: 12.7 (21%)     max: 13.77 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 41.3      avg: 42.7 (53%)     median: 42.7 (53%)     max: 44.19 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 37.39      avg: 38.1 (34%)     median: 38.1 (34%)     max: 38.85 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 10.36      avg: 11.6 (61%)     median: 11.6 (61%)     max: 12.92 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 28.89      avg: 29.9 (46%)     median: 29.9 (46%)     max: 30.9 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 21.17      avg: 21.8 (36%)     median: 21.8 (36%)     max: 22.34 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 17.43      avg: 17.9 (28%)     median: 17.9 (28%)     max: 18.34 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 26.02      avg: 26.3 (24%)     median: 26.3 (24%)     max: 26.64 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 6695      avg: 6750 (58%)     median: 6750 (58%)     max: 6805 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.6      avg: 6.7 (85%)     median: 6.7 (85%)     max: 6.8 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.6      avg: 6.7 (85%)     median: 6.7 (85%)     max: 6.8 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

World of Tanks v8
low:
66 108 ~ 87 fps      Compare
med.:
26 34 ~ 30 fps      Compare
high:
21 23 ~ 22 fps      Compare
ultra:
11 14 ~ 13 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Torchlight 2
Torchlight 2 (2012)
low:
114  fps      Compare
med.:
91  fps      Compare
ultra:
53  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Dirt Showdown
low:
92  fps      Compare
med.:
54  fps      Compare
high:
33  fps      Compare
ultra:
10  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Diablo III
Diablo III (2012)
low:
81 84 ~ 83 fps      Compare
med.:
54 55 ~ 55 fps      Compare
high:
46 49 ~ 48 fps      Compare
ultra:
25 28 ~ 27 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Anno 2070
Anno 2070 (2011)
low:
64 65 ~ 65 fps      Compare
med.:
25 26 ~ 26 fps      Compare
high:
19 19 ~ 19 fps      Compare
ultra:
9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Batman: Arkham City
low:
92  fps      Compare
med.:
65  fps      Compare
high:
30  fps      Compare
ultra:
14  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Deus Ex Human Revolution
low:
82  fps      Compare
high:
30  fps      Compare
ultra:
14  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Total War: Shogun 2
Total War: Shogun 2 (2011)
low:
112  fps      Compare
med.:
21.5  fps      Compare
ultra:
7.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
StarCraft 2
StarCraft 2 (2010)
low:
254  fps      Compare
med.:
48  fps      Compare
high:
30  fps      Compare
ultra:
14  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Metro 2033
Metro 2033 (2010)
low:
52  fps      Compare
med.:
28  fps      Compare
high:
9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Anno 1404
Anno 1404 (2009)
low:
273  fps      Compare
ultra:
31  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Sims 3
Sims 3 (2009)
low:
693  fps      Compare
med.:
129  fps      Compare
high:
68  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft (2005)
low:
98 105 ~ 102 fps      Compare
med.:
112 123 ~ 118 fps      Compare
high:
31 33 ~ 32 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA Quadro K1000M graphics card

HP EliteBook 8570w B9D05AW-ABD: Intel Core i5 3360M, 15.6", 3.3 kg
  Review » Review HP EliteBook 8570w Notebook

Fujitsu Celsius H720 H7200WXP11DE: Intel Core i7 3720QM, 15.6", 3 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu Celsius H720 H7200WXP11DE

HP EliteBook 8570w B9D05AW-ABD: Intel Core i5 3360M, 15.6", 3.3 kg
  External Review » HP EliteBook 8570w B9D05AW-ABD

Lenovo ThinkPad W530-2447: Intel Core i7 3720QM, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad W530-2447

Lenovo ThinkPad W530-N1G4FPB: Intel Core i7 3820QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad W530-N1G4FPB

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