NVIDIA Quadro K5100M

NVIDIA Quadro K5100M

The NVIDIA Quadro K5100M 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 all 1536 shader cores activated and is manufactured in 28nm at TSMC. The Quadro K5100M is built for the Intel Shark Bay generation (Haswell) and as a successor to the Quadro K5000M (Chief River platform). As a new feature, PCIe 3.0 is supported for the first time. The K5100M usually comes with 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM clocked at 900 MHz (3600 MHz effective, 115.2 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 compared to 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 K5100M, all 8 blocks are active leading to the 1536 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 3D gaming performance of the K5100M is clearly above the old Quadro K5000M, but about 10 percent below the slightly higher clocked GTX 780M. Nevertheless, most demanding games of 2013 will run fluently with maxed out details and very high resolutions.

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 K5100M 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.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the Quadro K5100M is rated at a TGP of 100 W including the board and memory components. Therefore, the card is suited for large notebooks with 17-inch displays 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
CodenameN15E-Q5-A2
ArchitectureKepler
Pipelines1536 - unified
Core Speed *771 MHz
Shader Speed *771 MHz
Memory Speed *3600 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory8192 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

3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 137763      avg: 137763 (40%)     median: 137763 (40%)     max: 137763 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 31777      avg: 31777 (41%)     median: 31777 (41%)     max: 31777 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4793      avg: 4793 (40%)     median: 4793 (40%)     max: 4793 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 774      avg: 774 (31%)     median: 774 (31%)     max: 774 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 417      avg: 417 (27%)     median: 417 (27%)     max: 417 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 6961      avg: 7058 (55%)     median: 7058 (55%)     max: 7155 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 7148      avg: 7148 (45%)     median: 7148 (45%)     max: 7148 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 24795      avg: 24795 (67%)     median: 24795 (67%)     max: 24795 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 24457      avg: 24457 (56%)     median: 24457 (56%)     max: 24457 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 25193      avg: 25193 (85%)     median: 25193 (85%)     max: 25193 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 47.91      avg: 47.9 (69%)     median: 47.9 (69%)     max: 47.91 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 58.64      avg: 58.6 (97%)     median: 58.6 (97%)     max: 58.64 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 52.01      avg: 52 (64%)     median: 52 (64%)     max: 52.01 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 57.6      avg: 57.6 (51%)     median: 57.6 (51%)     max: 57.6 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 15.77      avg: 15.8 (83%)     median: 15.8 (83%)     max: 15.77 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 49.03      avg: 49 (76%)     median: 49 (76%)     max: 49.03 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 48.74      avg: 48.7 (82%)     median: 48.7 (82%)     max: 48.74 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 47.65      avg: 47.7 (75%)     median: 47.7 (75%)     max: 47.65 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 102.11      avg: 102.1 (93%)     median: 102.1 (93%)     max: 102.11 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 6751      avg: 6751 (58%)     median: 6751 (58%)     max: 6751 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.

Company of Heroes 2
med.:
59  fps      Compare
high:
58  fps      Compare
ultra:
20  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Metro: Last Light
med.:
91  fps      Compare
high:
60  fps      Compare
ultra:
33  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
BioShock Infinite
med.:
157  fps      Compare
high:
132  fps      Compare
ultra:
49  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
med.:
122  fps      Compare
high:
106  fps      Compare
ultra:
65  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider (2013)
med.:
203  fps      Compare
high:
128  fps      Compare
ultra:
58  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Guild Wars 2
Guild Wars 2 (2012)
high:
58  fps      Compare
ultra:
39  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Sleeping Dogs
med.:
123  fps      Compare
high:
91  fps      Compare
ultra:
31  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

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA Quadro K5100M graphics card

Eurocom Racer 3W: Intel Core i7 4930MX, 15.6", 3.2 kg
  Review » Review Eurocom Racer 3W (Clevo P151SM) 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 6870
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
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
PowerVR SGX554MP4 *
Mali-T604 *
Class 6
PowerVR SGX543MP4 *
Mali-T624 *
Mali-450 MP4 *
PowerVR SGX543MP3 *
PowerVR SGX543MP2 *
PowerVR SGX544 *
Adreno 225 *
GC4000 *
VideoCore-IV *
Adreno 220 *
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core
Mali-400 MP2 *
PowerVR SGX540 *
Adreno 205 *
GC800 *
PowerVR SGX535
PowerVR SGX531
PowerVR SGX530
Mali-200 *
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-08- 8)