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NVIDIA Quadro K4100M

NVIDIA Quadro K4100M

The NVIDIA Quadro K4100M is a high-end, DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.3 compatible graphics card for mobile workstations. It is a Kepler-based GPU built on the GK104 chip with 1152 out of 1536 shader cores active and is manufactured in 28nm at TSMC. The Quadro K4100M is built for the Intel Shark Bay generation (Haswell) and is a successor to the Quadro K4000M (Chief River platform). As a new feature, PCIe 3.0 is supported for the first time. The K4100M usually comes with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM clocked at 800 MHz (3200 MHz effective, 102.4 GB/s). 

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 with 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 K4100M, 6 of 8 blocks are active leading to the 1152 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 offer similar performance to just one shader of a Fermi chip (as the latter is clocked twice as fast).

Performance

The performance is clearly above the old Quadro K4000M and similar to the Quadro K5000M. In 3D games, the K4100M offers a performance slightly above the consumer GeForce GTX 770M. Therefore, most demanding games of 2013 will run fluently with maxed out details.

Features

The improved feature set now includes support for up to 4 active displays. Furthermore, high resolution monitors of up to 3840 x 2160 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.

Using CUDA or OpenCL 1.2, the cores of the Quadro K4100M can be used for general calculations.

The 5th generation PureVideo HD video processor (VP5) is also integrated in the GK104 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.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the Quadro K4100M is rated at a TGP of 100 W including the board and memory components. Therefore, the card is only suited for large notebooks with 17-inch displays 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
CodenameN15E-Q3-A2
ArchitectureKepler
Pipelines1152 - unified
Core Speed *706 MHz
Memory Speed *3200 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Power Consumption100 Watt
Transistors3540 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, OpenCL 1.2, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement23.07.2013
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/mobile-work...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Ref. Match 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 99.6      avg: 99.6 (10%)     median: 99.6 (10%)     max: 99.6 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3654      avg: 3654 (25%)     median: 3654 (25%)     max: 3654 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3431      avg: 3431 (32%)     median: 3431 (32%)     max: 3431 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 24685      avg: 24685 (26%)     median: 24685 (26%)     max: 24685 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 113406      avg: 113406 (15%)     median: 113406 (15%)     max: 113406 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 47.6      avg: 47.6 (43%)     median: 47.6 (43%)     max: 47.6 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 48.1      avg: 48.1 (29%)     median: 48.1 (29%)     max: 48.1 fps
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 4957      avg: 4957 (22%)     median: 4957 (22%)     max: 4957 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 5151      avg: 5259.5 (29%)     median: 5259.5 (29%)     max: 5368 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 18618      avg: 18618 (36%)     median: 18618 (36%)     max: 18618 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 19909      avg: 19909 (42%)     median: 19909 (42%)     max: 19909 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 23381      avg: 23381 (61%)     median: 23381 (61%)     max: 23381 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 59      avg: 59 (32%)     median: 59 (32%)     max: 59 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 35.15      avg: 35.2 (68%)     median: 35.2 (68%)     max: 35.15 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 40.34      avg: 40.3 (47%)     median: 40.3 (47%)     max: 40.34 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 23.59      avg: 23.6 (50%)     median: 23.6 (50%)     max: 23.59 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 9.74      avg: 9.7 (42%)     median: 9.7 (42%)     max: 9.74 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 31.89      avg: 31.9 (38%)     median: 31.9 (38%)     max: 31.89 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 31.11      avg: 31.1 (43%)     median: 31.1 (43%)     max: 31.11 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 41.52      avg: 41.5 (75%)     median: 41.5 (75%)     max: 41.52 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 43.38      avg: 43.4 (69%)     median: 43.4 (69%)     max: 43.38 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 47.86      avg: 47.9 (80%)     median: 47.9 (80%)     max: 47.86 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 47.65      avg: 47.7 (74%)     median: 47.7 (74%)     max: 47.65 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 15.88      avg: 15.9 (84%)     median: 15.9 (84%)     max: 15.88 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 56.77      avg: 56.8 (51%)     median: 56.8 (51%)     max: 56.77 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 51.69      avg: 51.7 (64%)     median: 51.7 (64%)     max: 51.69 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 47.91      avg: 47.9 (48%)     median: 47.9 (48%)     max: 47.91 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 47.1      avg: 47.1 (68%)     median: 47.1 (68%)     max: 47.1 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 89.29      avg: 89.3 (73%)     median: 89.3 (73%)     max: 89.29 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.

Total War: Rome II
low 1024x768
191  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
146  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
121  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
22  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Company of Heroes 2
low 1024x768
54  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
47  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
31  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
15  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
166  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
129  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
100  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
43  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Metro: Last Light
low 1024x768
86  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
73  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
44  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
24  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
BioShock Infinite
low 1280x720
178  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
115  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
101  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
37  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
196  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
118  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
76  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
36  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Hitman: Absolution
low 1024x768
64  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
59  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
52  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
38  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Torchlight 2
low 1024x768
155  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
108  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
102  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.