NVIDIA Quadro 2000M vs NVIDIA Quadro M500M

NVIDIA Quadro 2000M

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The NVIDIA Quadro 2000M is a professional workstation graphics card based on the Fermi architecture (likely the GF104 or GF106). It offers the same amount of shaders like the GeForce GTX 460M, but only a 128 Bit memory bus for DDR3 memory. The slow DDR3 memory in particular could be a bottleneck to the GPU

The Quadro series offers certified drivers that are optimized for stability and performance in professional applications like CAD, DCC, medicine, or visualisation areas. OpenGL performance, for example, should be significantly better than GeForce graphics cards of 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 core, the 2000M should offer high performance in general purpose calculations.

Furthermore, the Nvidia Quadro 2000M is compatible with the new stereoscopic solution by Nvidia, NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro.

To automatically switch between the processor graphics card and the Quadro, the 2000M supports Nvidia Optimus. The implementation of the technology into specific notebook models is dependent on the laptop vendor.

The Quadro 2000M is specified at 55 Watt TDP and is therefore best suited for 15.6" or greater laptops.

NVIDIA Quadro M500M

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The Nvidia Quadro M500M is a DirectX 12 (FL 11_0) and OpenGL 4.5-compatible graphics card for mobile workstations. It is a Maxwell-based GPU built on the GM108 chip with 384 shader cores and manufactured in 28 nm by TSMC. The Quadro M500M is the successor to the Quadro K620M which is also based on the Maxwell GM108 but lists a higher memory bandwidth of 16 vs. 14.4 GB/s. Therefore, it is also similar to the consumer GeForce 930M.

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

Compared to Kepler, Maxwell has been optimized in several details to increase power efficiency. Smaller Streaming Multiprocessors (SMM) with only 128 ALUs (Kepler: 192) and an optimized scheduler should lead to better utilization of the shaders. Nvidia promises that a Maxwell SMM with 128 ALUs can offer 90% of the performance of a Kepler SMX with 192 ALUs. GM108 features 3 SMMs and thus 384 shader cores, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs (64-bit interface).

Another optimization is the massively enlarged L2 cache. The larger size can reduce some of the memory traffic to allow for a relatively narrow memory interface without significantly hurting performance.

GM108 supports DirectX 11.2 (feature level 11.0 only) as well as DirectX 12.

Performance

The performance should be slightly below the Quadro K620M (same chip, but slightly more memory bandwidth) and therefore positioned in the entry-level of dedicated graphics chips. For 3D games the Quadro M500M should be similar to the GeForce 930M. Therefore, only low-demanding games should run fluently.

Features

The feature set should include support for up to four active displays. High-resolution monitors of up to 3840x2160 pixels can be connected using DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4a (HDMI 2.0 not supported). 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, the cores of the Quadro M500M can be used for general calculations.

GM108 integrates the sixth generation of the PureVideo HD video engine (VP6), offering a better decoding performance for H.264 and MPEG-2 videos. Of course, VP6 supports all features of previous generations (4K support, PIP, video encoding via NVENC API).

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the Quadro M500M (and M600M, K620M) is rated at 30 W. Therefore, the GPU is best suited for laptops 13 - 14-inches in size and above. The M500M also supports Optimus to automatically switch between an integrated graphics card and the Nvidia GPU.

NVIDIA Quadro 2000MNVIDIA Quadro M500M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro M Series
Quadro M5500 compare 2048 @ 1.14 - 1.14 GHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M compare 1536 @ 0.96 - 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M compare 1280 @ 0.98 - 1.01 GHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M compare 1024 @ 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 compare 1024 @ 0.69 - 1.04 GHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 compare 640 @ 0.99 - 1.15 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M compare 640 @ 1.04 - 1.2 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M compare 512 @ 0.99 - 1.07 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M620 compare 512 @ 1.02 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro 5010M compare 384 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 1300 MHz
Quadro 4000M compare 336 @ 0.48 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro M520 compare 384 @ 0.76 - 1.02 GHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M compare 384 @ 0.84 - 0.88 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M 384 @ 1.03 - 1.12 GHz64 Bit @ 4004 MHz
Quadro 5000M compare 320 @ 0.41 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro 3000M compare 240 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 625 MHz
Quadro 2000M 192 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro 1000M compare 96 @ 0.7 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro M5500 compare 2048 @ 1.14 - 1.14 GHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M compare 1536 @ 0.96 - 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M compare 1280 @ 0.98 - 1.01 GHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M compare 1024 @ 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 compare 1024 @ 0.69 - 1.04 GHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 compare 640 @ 0.99 - 1.15 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M compare 640 @ 1.04 - 1.2 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M compare 512 @ 0.99 - 1.07 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M620 compare 512 @ 1.02 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro 5010M compare 384 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 1300 MHz
Quadro 4000M compare 336 @ 0.48 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro M520 compare 384 @ 0.76 - 1.02 GHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M compare 384 @ 0.84 - 0.88 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M 384 @ 1.03 - 1.12 GHz64 Bit @ 4004 MHz
Quadro 5000M compare 320 @ 0.41 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro 3000M compare 240 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 625 MHz
Quadro 2000M 192 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro 1000M compare 96 @ 0.7 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
CodenameFermi
ArchitectureFermiMaxwell
Cores192 - unified384 - unified
Core550 MHz1029 - 1124 (Boost) MHz
Shader1100 MHz
Memory900 MHz4004 MHz
Bus128 Bit64 Bit
MemoryDDR3DDR3
Max. Memory2048 MB2048 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 11, 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), 5.0
Technology40 nm28 nm
FeaturesOpenGl 4.1, FP32Optimus, PhysX, 3D Vision Pro, nView, Optimus
Size1/32/3
Introduced22.02.2011 15.12.2015

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
126522 Points (20%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 24523     avg: 33578     median: 33578 (5%)     max: 42633 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 5986     avg: 6299     median: 6359 (8%)     max: 6491 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 8211     avg: 8403     median: 8348 (4%)     max: 8703 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 1387     avg: 1401     median: 1391.5 (4%)     max: 1432 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 1585     avg: 1596     median: 1594.5 (3%)     max: 1610 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 26395     avg: 38225     median: 40554 (5%)     max: 45396 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1416     avg: 1422     median: 1421 (4%)     max: 1428 Points
min: 2350     avg: 2431     median: 2447 (6%)     max: 2478 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1259     avg: 1261     median: 1261 (2%)     max: 1263 Points
min: 2222     avg: 2341     median: 2364.5 (4%)     max: 2412 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
21287 Points (31%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
min: 6.1     avg: 6.3     median: 6.3 (3%)     max: 6.5 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
min: 21     avg: 21.4     median: 21.4 (7%)     max: 21.7 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
min: 19.1     avg: 19.6     median: 19.6 (9%)     max: 20 fps
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
min: 14.1     avg: 17     median: 17 (3%)     max: 19.8 fps
min: 28.4     avg: 28.7     median: 28.7 (5%)     max: 28.9 fps
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
6.9 Points (87%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
6.9 Points (87%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
67.9 fps (7%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
28.5 fps (8%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
28.9 fps (7%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
12.4 fps (5%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 328     avg: 353     median: 354 (4%)     max: 378 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 618     avg: 804     median: 850 (3%)     max: 945 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 1690     avg: 1741     median: 1741 (4%)     max: 1792

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro 2000M → 100% n=16

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M500M → 125% n=16

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
Quadro M500M:
49.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
28.3  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
22.2  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
30.3  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
18.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
10.4  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
46.9 65.4 ~ 56 fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
32.4 38.2 ~ 35 fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
19.2 20.2 ~ 20 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
11.9 13.1 ~ 13 fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
35.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
29.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
16.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
14.5  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
56.5  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
33.3  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
15.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
13  fps
low 1280x720
Quadro M500M:
27  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
21  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
10  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
7  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
29 30.5 ~ 30 fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
17.9 18.9 ~ 18 fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
9.9 10.2 ~ 10 fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
82.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
32.8  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
19.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
12.7  fps
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
33.7 35 ~ 34 fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
22.9 23.4 ~ 23 fps
high 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
18.6 19.1 ~ 19 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
9.2 9.6 ~ 9 fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
62.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
48.1  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
42.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
10.5  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
48.9  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
38.3  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
22.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
11.6  fps
low 1280x720
Quadro M500M:
89.1 89.9 94.9 ~ 91 fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
50.1 50.2 54 ~ 51 fps
high 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
40.3 40.5 43.8 ~ 42 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
13.8 13.8 14.7 ~ 14 fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
217.5  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
93.6  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
48.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
24.2  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
137.8  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
62.7  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
34.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
17.3  fps
low 800x600
100%
Quadro 2000M:
86.7  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro 2000M:
75  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Quadro 2000M:
71.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro 2000M:
41.7  fps
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
high 1360x768
100%
Quadro 2000M:
92  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro 2000M:
59  fps
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
100%
Quadro 2000M:
92  fps
85%
Quadro M500M:
78.5  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro 2000M:
71  fps
80%
Quadro M500M:
57  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Quadro 2000M:
59.1  fps
77%
Quadro M500M:
45.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro 2000M:
35.1  fps
78%
Quadro M500M:
27.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro 2000M:
165 243 ~ 204 fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Quadro 2000M:
82  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Quadro 2000M:
45  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro 2000M:
23 37 ~ 30 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro 2000M:
64.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro 2000M:
46.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro 2000M:
22.8  fps
low 800x600
100%
Quadro 2000M:
200.3  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro 2000M:
74.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro 2000M:
59.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro 2000M:
37.6  fps
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro 2000M:
62  fps
ultra 1280x1024
100%
Quadro 2000M:
36 43 ~ 40 fps
Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
100%
Quadro 2000M:
269  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro 2000M:
93  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Quadro 2000M:
47.9  fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro 2000M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro M500M → 80%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 79%

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