NVIDIA Quadro 4000M vs NVIDIA Quadro 3000M vs NVIDIA Quadro 5010M

NVIDIA Quadro 4000M

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The NVIDIA Quadro 4000M is a professional workstation graphics card based on the Fermi architecture (or more specifically, probably the GF104). Unlike the 5010M, the 4000M does not support ECC memory and dual-precision (DP) floating point calculations.

The Quadro series offers certified drivers that are optimized for stability and performance in professional applications such as CAD or DCC. As a result, multiple scientific or business disciplines can make use of the workstation GPU. The OpenGL performance, for example, should be significantly better than consumer-oriented GeForce graphics cards of similar specifications.

The shader / CUDA cores can be accessed using DirectX 11 or OpenGL 4.1 for graphics rendering or DirectCompute, OpenCL, AXE, and CUDA for general purpose calculations. Due to the new Fermi core, the 4000M should offer higher performance in general purpose calculations compared to its predecessors.

Furthermore, the Nvidia Quadro 4000M is compatible with 3D Vision Pro, a new software solution by Nvidia for stereoscopic output.

The 4000M supports Nvidia Optimus in order to automatically switch between the integrated graphics card and the Quadro for power-saving purposes. Whether or not this feature is supported on a laptop, however, is dependent on the laptop manufacturer.

Similar to the GeForce GTX 480M, the Quadro 4000M is specified at 100 Watt TDP and is therefore only found in large laptops such as the Clevo D901F.

NVIDIA Quadro 3000M

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The NVIDIA Quadro 3000M is a professional workstation graphics card based on the Fermi architecture (probably GF104 like the GeForce GTX 470M). Compared to the 5010M, the 3000M does not support ECC memory and DP floating point calculations.

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 similar specified GeForce graphics cards.

The shader / CUDA cores can be accessed using DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.1 for graphic rendering and DirectCompute, OpenCL, AXE, and CUDA for general purpose calculations. Due to the new Fermi core, the 3000M should offer a high performance in general purpose calculations.

Furthermore, the Nvidia Quadro 3000M is compatible with the new stereoscopic solution by Nvidia called: NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro.

To automatically switch between the processor graphics card and the Quadro, the 3000M supports Nvidia Optimus (if the laptop vendor chooses to integrate it).

As the GeForce GTX 470M, the Quadro 3000M is specified at 75 Watt TDP and therefore only suited for large laptops with 17 inch displays.

NVIDIA Quadro 5010M

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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.

NVIDIA Quadro 4000MNVIDIA Quadro 3000MNVIDIA Quadro 5010M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro M Series
Quadro M5500 2048 @ 1.14 - 1.14 GHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M 1536 @ 0.96 - 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M 1280 @ 0.98 - 1.01 GHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M 1024 @ 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 1024 @ 0.69 - 1.04 GHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 640 @ 0.99 - 1.15 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M 640 @ 1.04 - 1.2 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M 512 @ 0.99 - 1.07 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M620 512 @ 1.02 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro 5010M 384 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 1300 MHz
Quadro 4000M 336 @ 0.48 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro M520 384 @ 0.76 - 1.02 GHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M 384 @ 0.84 - 0.88 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M 384 @ 1.03 - 1.12 GHz64 Bit @ 4004 MHz
Quadro 5000M 320 @ 0.41 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro 3000M 240 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 625 MHz
Quadro 2000M 192 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro 1000M 96 @ 0.7 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro M5500 2048 @ 1.14 - 1.14 GHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M 1536 @ 0.96 - 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M 1280 @ 0.98 - 1.01 GHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M 1024 @ 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 1024 @ 0.69 - 1.04 GHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 640 @ 0.99 - 1.15 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M 640 @ 1.04 - 1.2 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M 512 @ 0.99 - 1.07 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M620 512 @ 1.02 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro 5010M 384 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 1300 MHz
Quadro 4000M 336 @ 0.48 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro M520 384 @ 0.76 - 1.02 GHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M 384 @ 0.84 - 0.88 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M 384 @ 1.03 - 1.12 GHz64 Bit @ 4004 MHz
Quadro 5000M 320 @ 0.41 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro 3000M 240 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 625 MHz
Quadro 2000M 192 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro 1000M 96 @ 0.7 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro M5500 2048 @ 1.14 - 1.14 GHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M 1536 @ 0.96 - 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M 1280 @ 0.98 - 1.01 GHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M 1024 @ 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 1024 @ 0.69 - 1.04 GHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 640 @ 0.99 - 1.15 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M 640 @ 1.04 - 1.2 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M 512 @ 0.99 - 1.07 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M620 512 @ 1.02 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro 5010M 384 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 1300 MHz
Quadro 4000M 336 @ 0.48 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro M520 384 @ 0.76 - 1.02 GHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M 384 @ 0.84 - 0.88 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M 384 @ 1.03 - 1.12 GHz64 Bit @ 4004 MHz
Quadro 5000M 320 @ 0.41 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro 3000M 240 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 625 MHz
Quadro 2000M 192 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro 1000M 96 @ 0.7 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
CodenameFermiFermiN12E-Q5
ArchitectureFermiFermiFermi
Pipelines336 - unified240 - unified384 - unified
Core Speed475 MHz450 MHz450 MHz
Shader Speed950 MHz900 MHz900 MHz
Memory Speed1200 MHz625 MHz1300 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit256 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5GDDR5 ECC
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB2048 MB4096 MB
Shared Memorynonono
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0DirectX 11, Shader 5.0DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology40 nm40 nm40 nm
FeaturesOpenGl 4.1, FP32OpenGl 4.1, FP32OpenGl 4.1, ECC Memory, FP64 IEEE 754
Notebook Sizelargelargelarge
Date of Announcement22.02.2011 22.02.2011 22.02.2011
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-mobi...http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-mobi...
Transistors3000 Million

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 2229     avg: 2335     median: 2334.5 (6%)     max: 2440 Points
1742 Points (4%)
min: 3032     avg: 3066     median: 3066 (8%)     max: 3100 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 2025     avg: 2092     median: 2092 (4%)     max: 2159 Points
1539 Points (3%)
2693 Points (5%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
52873 Points (28%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
24769 Points (36%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
31.4 fps (6%)
41.7 fps (8%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
7.1 Points (90%)
7.5 Points (95%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
7.1 Points (90%)
7.5 Points (95%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro 4000M → 100% n=15

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro 3000M → 79% n=15

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro 5010M → 123% n=15

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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.

Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
high 1360x768
Quadro 5010M:
105.4 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 5010M:
35.3 fps  fps
Crysis 2

Crysis 2

2011
high 1366x768
Quadro 5010M:
81.6 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 5010M:
28.2 fps  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro 5010M:
105  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 5010M:
72.8  fps
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
high 1360x768
Quadro 3000M:
206.2  fps
Quadro 5010M:
268.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 3000M:
127.3  fps
Quadro 5010M:
162.3  fps
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
high 1360x768
Quadro 5010M:
86.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 5010M:
51.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro 4000M:
180  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Quadro 4000M:
112  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Quadro 4000M:
79  fps
125%
Quadro 5010M:
98.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro 4000M:
71  fps
74%
Quadro 5010M:
52.7  fps
med. 1360x768
Quadro 3000M:
53.8  fps
high 1600x900
Quadro 5010M:
37.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 3000M:
11.5  fps
Quadro 5010M:
14.6  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro 5010M:
88.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 5010M:
45.3  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro 5010M:
93.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 5010M:
62.5  fps
Risen

Risen

2009
med. 1024x768
Quadro 3000M:
66.7  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro 3000M:
39.6  fps
Quadro 5010M:
64.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 3000M:
30.4  fps
Quadro 5010M:
41.9  fps
Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5

2009
high 1360x768
Quadro 5010M:
120.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 5010M:
73.3  fps
Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
med. 1024x768
Quadro 3000M:
104.8  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro 3000M:
70.9  fps
Quadro 5010M:
108.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 3000M:
43.3  fps
Quadro 5010M:
67  fps
Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
med. 1024x768
Quadro 3000M:
113.5  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro 3000M:
71.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 3000M:
40  fps
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro 4000M:
173  fps
108%
Quadro 3000M:
187.6  fps
ultra 1280x1024
100%
Quadro 4000M:
62  fps
85%
Quadro 3000M:
52.4  fps
Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
100%
Quadro 4000M:
279  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro 4000M:
165  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Quadro 4000M:
79  fps
Racedriver: GRID

Racedriver: GRID

2008
low 800x600
100%
Quadro 4000M:
188  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro 4000M:
148  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Quadro 4000M:
117  fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro 4000M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro 3000M → 96%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 85%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro 5010M → 99%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 74%

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