NVIDIA Quadro K3000M

NVIDIA Quadro K3000M

The NVIDIA Quadro K3000M is a performance-class, DirectX 11.1-compatible graphics card for mobile workstations. It is a Kepler-based GPU built on the GK104 chip (but using only 576 shader cores) and is manufactured in 28nm at TSMC. The Quadro K3000M is built for the Intel Chief River generation (Ivy Bridge) and is the successor to the Fermi-based Quadro 3000M (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 GK104 Kepler core offers eight shader blocks, called SMX, that are clocked at the same speed as the central core. In the K3000M, 3 blocks are active leading to the 576 CUDA cores. 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 provide similar performance to just 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 slightly above the older Quadro 4000M based on the fermi architecture. Compared to consumer cards, the K3000M performs similar to the GeForce GT 750M. Games of 2013 can be played fluently in medium or high detail and resolution 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 K3000M is rated at 75 Watt (TGP according to Nvidia) and is therefore suited for medium-sized notebooks 17-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
CodenameN14E-Q1
ArchitectureKepler
Pipelines576 - unified
Core Speed *654 MHz
Shader Speed *654 MHz
Memory Speed *2800 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Power Consumption75 Watt
technology28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play
Notebook Sizelarge
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: 2645      avg: 2747 (21%)     median: 2767 (21%)     max: 2809 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2383      avg: 2427 (15%)     median: 2427 (15%)     max: 2471 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 11901      avg: 12106 (33%)     median: 11902 (32%)     max: 12515 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 9989      avg: 10066.5 (23%)     median: 10037 (23%)     max: 10203 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 16863      avg: 17037.5 (58%)     median: 17037.5 (58%)     max: 17212 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 33.2      avg: 34.1 (21%)     median: 34.1 (21%)     max: 35 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 16766      avg: 18918 (72%)     median: 18918 (72%)     max: 21070 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 40.65      avg: 42 (60%)     median: 41.7 (60%)     max: 43.6 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 24.32      avg: 25.9 (43%)     median: 24.3 (40%)     max: 29.1 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 48.11      avg: 55.2 (68%)     median: 50.4 (62%)     max: 67.1 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 50.82      avg: 59.5 (53%)     median: 51.6 (46%)     max: 76 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 14.2      avg: 15.5 (82%)     median: 15.3 (81%)     max: 17.02 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 40.03      avg: 42.8 (66%)     median: 42 (65%)     max: 46.4 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 35.44      avg: 35.5 (60%)     median: 35.5 (59%)     max: 35.7 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 31.44      avg: 32.1 (51%)     median: 31.5 (50%)     max: 33.2 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 57.87      avg: 59.4 (54%)     median: 59.8 (55%)     max: 60.27 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 6804      avg: 6817.5 (58%)     median: 6817.5 (58%)     max: 6831 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 7.3      avg: 7.3 (92%)     median: 7.3 (92%)     max: 7.3 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 7.3      avg: 7.3 (92%)     median: 7.3 (92%)     max: 7.3 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:
71  fps      Compare
med.:
36  fps      Compare
high:
28  fps      Compare
ultra:
11  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
F1 2012
F1 2012 (2012)
low:
168  fps      Compare
med.:
141  fps      Compare
high:
125  fps      Compare
ultra:
52  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Torchlight 2
Torchlight 2 (2012)
low:
128 132 ~ 130 fps      Compare
med.:
92 103 ~ 98 fps      Compare
ultra:
87 95 ~ 91 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Dirt Showdown
low:
96  fps      Compare
med.:
84  fps      Compare
high:
73  fps      Compare
ultra:
23  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Diablo III
Diablo III (2012)
low:
172 185 ~ 179 fps      Compare
med.:
133 135 ~ 134 fps      Compare
high:
113 118 ~ 116 fps      Compare
ultra:
72 73 ~ 73 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Anno 2070
Anno 2070 (2011)
low:
159  fps      Compare
med.:
62  fps      Compare
high:
39  fps      Compare
ultra:
21  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Batman: Arkham City
low:
144  fps      Compare
med.:
124  fps      Compare
high:
80  fps      Compare
ultra:
40  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Deus Ex Human Revolution
low:
176  fps      Compare
high:
92  fps      Compare
ultra:
34  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Total War: Shogun 2
Total War: Shogun 2 (2011)
low:
224 230 ~ 227 fps      Compare
med.:
54.6 55.1 ~ 55 fps      Compare
ultra:
20.3 20.3 ~ 20 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
StarCraft 2
StarCraft 2 (2010)
low:
252  fps      Compare
med.:
75  fps      Compare
high:
59  fps      Compare
ultra:
32  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Metro 2033
Metro 2033 (2010)
low:
98  fps      Compare
med.:
65  fps      Compare
high:
33  fps      Compare
ultra:
10  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Anno 1404
Anno 1404 (2009)
low:
281  fps      Compare
ultra:
63  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Sims 3
Sims 3 (2009)
low:
341  fps      Compare
med.:
183  fps      Compare
high:
130  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark (2005)
high:
244  fps      Compare