NVIDIA Quadro 5010M

NVIDIA Quadro 5010M

The NVIDIA Quadro 5010M is a professional workstation graphics card based on the Fermi architecture (GF100 chip). Therefore, the 5010M is closely related to the  consumer GeForce GTX 480M. The Quadro 5010M is the successor to the Quadro 5000M and also offers ECC RAM and double-precision floating point cores.

The Quadro series offers certified drivers that are optimized for stability and performance in professional applications like CAD, DCC, medicine, or visualisation areas. The OpenGL performance, for example, should be significantly better than GeForce graphics cards with similar specifications.

The shader / CUDA cores can be accessed using DirectX 11 or OpenGL 4.1 for graphics rendering and DirectCompute, OpenCL, AXE, and CUDA for general purpose calculations. Due to the new Fermi architecture, the 5010M should offer higher levels of performance in general purpose calculations compared to its predecessors.

Furthermore, the Nvidia Quadro 5010M is compatible with the new stereoscopic solution by Nvidia called 3D Vision Pro.

To automatically switch between the integrated graphics card and the Quadro, the 5010M supports Nvidia Optimus. Note, however, that whether this feature is integrated or not depends on the notebook manufacturer.

Similar to the GeForce GTX 480M, the Quadro 5010M is specified at 100 Watt TDP. As a result, only very large laptops, such as the Clevo D901F, are able to house this high-end card.

At the time of arrival (Feb. 2011), the Quadro 5010M succeeds the older Quadrio FX 5000M as the fastest professional workstation graphic card for laptops.

Quadro 5000M Series
Quadro 5010M 384 @ 450 MHz256 Bit @ 1300 MHz
Quadro 5000M (compare) 320 @ 405 MHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed450 MHz
Shader Speed900 MHz
Memory Speed1300 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5 ECC
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Transistor Count3000 Million
technology40 nm
FeaturesOpenGl 4.1, ECC Memory, FP64 IEEE 754
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement22.02.2011
Link to Manufacturer Page


3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 3032     avg: 3066     median: 3066 (10%)     max: 3100 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
41.7 fps (19%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
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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.

Dirt 3

Dirt 3

high 1360x768
105.4 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
35.3 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Crysis 2

Crysis 2

high 1366x768
81.6 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
28.2 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
high 1360x768
105  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
72.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1600x900
37.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
high 1366x768
93.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
62.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5

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