NVIDIA Quadro K1100M

NVIDIA Quadro K1100M

The NVIDIA Quadro K1100M is a DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.3 compatible graphics card for mobile workstations. It is a Kepler-based GPU built on the GK107 chip with all 384 shader cores activated and manufactured in 28nm at TSMC. The Quadro K1100M is built for the Intel Shark Bay generation (Haswell) and is a successor to the Quadro K1000M (Chief River platform). As a new feature, PCIe 3.0 is supported for the first time. The K1100M usually comes with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM clocked at 700 MHz (2800 MHz effective, 44.8 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.


The Kepler architecture is the successor to the Fermi architecture that first appeared in laptops with the GeForce 400M series. The GK107 Kepler core offers two shader blocks, called SMX, that are clocked at the same speed as the central core. In the K1100M, both blocks are active leading to the 384 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).


The performance is similar to the old Quadro K2000M and clearly superior to the Quadro K1000M. This places the K1100M in range of the consumer GeForce GT 740M and GT 645M GPUs. Most demanding games of 2013 will run fluently with medium details and resolutions.


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 K1100M 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 K1100M is rated at a TGP of 45 W including the board and memory components. Therefore, the card is suited for medium-sized notebooks with 15-inch displays or greater.

Quadro K Series
Quadro K5100M compare 1536 @ 0.77 GHz256 Bit @ 3600 MHz
Quadro K5000M compare 1344 @ 0.71 GHz256 Bit @ 3000 MHz
Quadro K4100M compare 1152 @ 0.71 GHz256 Bit @ 3200 MHz
Quadro K4000M compare 960 @ 0.6 GHz256 Bit @ 2800 MHz
Quadro K3100M compare 768 @ 0.71 GHz256 Bit @ 3200 MHz
Quadro K3000M compare 576 @ 0.65 GHz256 Bit @ 2800 MHz
Quadro K2100M compare 576 @ 0.67 GHz128 Bit @ 3000 MHz
Quadro K1100M 384 @ 0.71 GHz128 Bit @ 2800 MHz
Quadro K620M compare 384 @ 1.03 - 1.12 GHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Quadro K2000M compare 384 @ 0.75 GHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Quadro K1000M compare 192 @ 0.85 GHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Quadro K610M compare 192 @ 0.95 GHz64 Bit @ 2600 MHz
Quadro K510M compare 192 @ 0.85 GHz64 Bit @ 2400 MHz
Quadro K500M compare 192 @ 0.85 GHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed705 MHz
Memory Speed2800 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Transistor Count1270 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, OpenCL 1.2, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement23.07.2013
Link to Manufacturer Page


Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
6.4 pt (7%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 6678     avg: 8858     median: 9227.5 (5%)     max: 9665 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1921     avg: 2004     median: 2018.5 (5%)     max: 2081 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1756     avg: 1819     median: 1826.5 (3%)     max: 1858 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 +
specvp11 tcvis-02 +
specvp11 sw-02 +
specvp11 proe-05 +
specvp11 maya-03 +
specvp11 lightwave-01 +
specvp11 ensight-04 +
specvp11 catia-03 +
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 +
specvp12 snx-02 +
specvp12 showcase-01 +
specvp12 mediacal-01 +
specvp12 maya-04 +
specvp12 energy-01 +
specvp12 creo-01 +
specvp12 catia-04 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1280x720
18  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
15  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
19.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
11.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
6.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
3.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
171  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
41  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
23  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1024x768
63.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
43.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
17.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
11  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..


low 1024x768
27.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
21.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
11.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
10.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
50.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
33.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
11.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
7.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4

low 1024x768
39.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
28.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
11.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
21.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
14.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
9.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
4.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.