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NVIDIA Quadro K5000M

NVIDIA Quadro K5000M

The NVIDIA Quadro K5000M is a high-end, DirectX 11.1 compatible graphics card for mobile workstations. It is a Kepler-based GPU built on the GK104 chip (but using only 1344 shader cores) and is manufactured in 28nm by TSMC. The Quadro K5000M is built for the Intel Chief River generation (Ivy Bridge) and is the successor to the Fermi-based Quadro 5010M (Huron River platform). Usually 4 GB GDDR5 graphics memory clocked at 750 MHz (3000 MHz effective) are used.

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 K5000M, 7 blocks are active leading to the 1366 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). 

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 clearly above the level of the older Quadro 5010M. Compared to the GTX 680M, the clock rates are sligthly lower (depending on the manufacturer), placing the card between the 680M and the Fermi based GTX 675M. Nevertheless, most demanding games of 2012 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 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.

Using CUDA or OpenCL 1.2, the cores of the Quadro K5000M can be used for general calculations.

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 Quadro K5000M is rated at 100 Watt (TGP according to Nvidia) and is therefore 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
CodenameN14E-Q5
ArchitectureKepler
Pipelines1344 - unified
Core Speed *706 MHz
Memory Speed *3000 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 Announcement01.06.2012
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/content/PDF/produc...
* 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: 2788      avg: 2797.5 (22%)     median: 2797.5 (22%)     max: 2807 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2724      avg: 2735 (26%)     median: 2735 (26%)     max: 2746 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 22700      avg: 23060.5 (27%)     median: 23060.5 (27%)     max: 23421 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 15362      avg: 16890 (62%)     median: 16890 (62%)     max: 18418 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 124816      avg: 155946.5 (21%)     median: 155946.5 (21%)     max: 187077 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 47      avg: 47.5 (32%)     median: 47.5 (32%)     max: 47.9 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 137      avg: 220.5 (14%)     median: 220.5 (14%)     max: 304 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 138      avg: 219.5 (7%)     median: 219.5 (7%)     max: 301 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 4879      avg: 4894 (29%)     median: 4893 (29%)     max: 4910 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 4328      avg: 4992.2 (35%)     median: 5152 (36%)     max: 5180 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 17929      avg: 18096.3 (39%)     median: 18089 (39%)     max: 18271 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 19269      avg: 20340.8 (49%)     median: 20139 (49%)     max: 22235 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 22348      avg: 23727.3 (62%)     median: 24239 (63%)     max: 24595 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 62.7      avg: 63 (34%)     median: 63 (34%)     max: 63.3 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 19891      avg: 19920.5 (76%)     median: 19920.5 (76%)     max: 19950 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 38.25      avg: 53.6 (85%)     median: 61.6 (98%)     max: 63.13 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 40.79      avg: 52.7 (88%)     median: 57.1 (96%)     max: 59.7 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 37.1      avg: 49.8 (77%)     median: 46.8 (72%)     max: 64.7 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 10.82      avg: 14.7 (78%)     median: 15.3 (81%)     max: 17.16 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 55.99      avg: 86.5 (77%)     median: 101 (90%)     max: 112.4 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 44.87      avg: 59 (73%)     median: 50.6 (63%)     max: 80.7 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 47.12      avg: 53.1 (66%)     median: 50.9 (63%)     max: 59.2 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 38.78      avg: 54.5 (79%)     median: 50.2 (72%)     max: 69.4 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 70.2      avg: 80.5 (66%)     median: 83.5 (68%)     max: 88.03 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 6810      avg: 6814 (47%)     median: 6814 (47%)     max: 6818 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 7.6      avg: 7.6 (96%)     median: 7.6 (96%)     max: 7.6 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 7.6      avg: 7.6 (96%)     median: 7.6 (96%)     max: 7.6 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.

Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
222  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
16.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
World of Tanks v8
low 1024x768
109 112 ~ 111 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
78  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
71  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
49 51 ~ 50 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
155  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
96  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Diablo III
low 1024x768
311 323 ~ 317 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
232  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
209  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
129 134 ~ 132 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
252 279 ~ 266 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
121  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
78  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
39 40 ~ 40 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Batman: Arkham City
low 1024x768
82  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
43  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Total War: Shogun 2
low 1024x768
261.4 267 ~ 264 fps      Compare
med. 1280x720
85 111 ~ 98 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
37.9 40 ~ 39 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
StarCraft 2
low 1024x768
271 302 ~ 287 fps      Compare
med. 1360x768
108  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
97  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
55 58 ~ 57 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
World of Warcraft
low 800x600
102 402 ~ 252 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
106 340 ~ 223 fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
103 121 ~ 112 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.

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

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Notebook reviews with NVIDIA Quadro K5000M graphics card

Dell Precision M6700: Intel Core i7 3940XM, 17.3", 3.8 kg
  Review » Review Update Dell Precision M6700 Notebook Nvidia Quadro K5000M

Schenker XIRIOS W712: Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2680, 17.3", 6 kg
  Review » Review Clevo P570WM Barebones Notebook

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
Radeon R6 M255DX
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
Mali-T760 MP6
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
Mali-T760 MP2
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-17)