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NVIDIA Quadro K2000M

NVIDIA Quadro K2000M

The NVIDIA Quadro K2000M (or K2100M due to an internal code name) is a mid-range, DirectX 11.1-compatible graphics card for mobile workstations. It is a Kepler-based GPU built using the GK107 chip and is manufactured in 28nm at TSMC.

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. 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

Depending on the clock speeds,  the gaming performance should be similar or slower than the consumer GeForce GT 650M equipped with DDR3 graphics memory. Games of 2012 will run fluently on medium or high settings.

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 K2000M is rated at 55 Watt (TGP according to Nvidia) and therefore suited for medium-sized notebooks of 15-inches or greater.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
Quadro K Series

Quadro K5100M

1536 @ 771 MHz256 Bit @ 3600 MHz

Quadro K5000M

1344 @ 706 MHz256 Bit @ 3000 MHz

Quadro K4100M

1152 @ 706 MHz256 Bit @ 3200 MHz

Quadro K4000M

960 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 2800 MHz

Quadro K3100M

768 @ 706 MHz256 Bit @ 3200 MHz

Quadro K3000M

576 @ 654 MHz256 Bit @ 2800 MHz

Quadro K2100M

576 @ 667 MHz128 Bit @ 3000 MHz

Quadro K1100M

384 @ 705 MHz128 Bit @ 2800 MHz
Quadro K2000M 384 @ 745 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz

Quadro K1000M

192 @ 850 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz

Quadro K610M

192 @ 954 MHz64 Bit @ 2600 MHz

Quadro K510M

192 @ 846 MHz64 Bit @ 2400 MHz

Quadro K500M

192 @ 850 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
CodenameN14P-Q3
ArchitectureKepler
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed *745 MHz
Memory Speed *1800 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Power Consumption55 Watt
technology28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement01.06.2012
InformationMXM 3.0a
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1046      avg: 1046 (7%)     median: 1046 (7%)     max: 1046 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1040      avg: 1040 (10%)     median: 1040 (10%)     max: 1040 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 7954      avg: 8010 (29%)     median: 8010 (29%)     max: 8066 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 73393      avg: 73964.5 (10%)     median: 73964.5 (10%)     max: 74536 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 17.1      avg: 17.1 (15%)     median: 17.1 (15%)     max: 17.1 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 49      avg: 68.5 (4%)     median: 68.5 (4%)     max: 88 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 105      avg: 139.5 (5%)     median: 139.5 (5%)     max: 174 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1796      avg: 1806.5 (8%)     median: 1798 (8%)     max: 1834 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1990      avg: 2005.2 (11%)     median: 1995 (11%)     max: 2031 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3085      avg: 5698.3 (11%)     median: 6510.5 (13%)     max: 6687 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3927      avg: 6983.3 (15%)     median: 7947 (17%)     max: 8112 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 6073      avg: 10830.4 (28%)     median: 11991 (31%)     max: 12064 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 23.6      avg: 24 (13%)     median: 24 (13%)     max: 24.4 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 8143      avg: 12729.3 (49%)     median: 12374.5 (47%)     max: 18025 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 24.67      avg: 25 (40%)     median: 24.8 (39%)     max: 25.63 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 27.98      avg: 28.7 (48%)     median: 28.7 (48%)     max: 29.46 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 31.09      avg: 33.7 (52%)     median: 34.1 (53%)     max: 35.59 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 11.4      avg: 13.3 (70%)     median: 13.3 (70%)     max: 14.98 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 43.41      avg: 46.1 (41%)     median: 46.7 (42%)     max: 47.58 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 39.28      avg: 43.9 (54%)     median: 45 (56%)     max: 46.35 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 18.14      avg: 18.8 (19%)     median: 18.2 (18%)     max: 20.8 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 28.54      avg: 32.3 (46%)     median: 33.5 (48%)     max: 33.54 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 42.85      avg: 43.6 (36%)     median: 43.7 (36%)     max: 44 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5657      avg: 6491.8 (44%)     median: 6749 (46%)     max: 6812 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.9      avg: 7 (88%)     median: 6.9 (87%)     max: 7.1 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 5.3      avg: 6.6 (83%)     median: 6.9 (87%)     max: 7.1 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.

GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
131.8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
85.5  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
58.9  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
BioShock Infinite
low 1280x720
84.8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
46.7  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
39.8  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
10.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
100.3  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
54.1  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
33.6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Hitman: Absolution
low 1024x768
51.5  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
35.4  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
22.8  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
142  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
103  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
85  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
41  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Torchlight 2
low 1024x768
109  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
97  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
86  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Counter-Strike: GO
low 1024x768
231.2  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
165.4  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
112.3  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
63.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Sleeping Dogs
low 1024x768
89.3 89.3 ~ 89 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
66 66.1 ~ 66 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
24.8 24.9 ~ 25 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
6.2 6.3 ~ 6 fps      Compare