NVIDIA Quadro 4000M vs NVIDIA Quadro M5500 vs NVIDIA Quadro M600M

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 M5500

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The Nvidia Quadro M5500 is a high-end, DirectX 12 (FL_12_1) and OpenGL 4.5-compatible graphics card for mobile workstations. It is a Maxwell-based GPU built on the GM204 chip with all 2048 shader cores activated and is manufactured in 28 nm at TSMC. Therefore, the GPU is similar to the consumer Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 (Notebook). Compared to the slower and less power hungry Quadro M5000M, the M5500 offers 512 more shaders which should result in 30-40% more performance according to Nvidia.

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.

Using CUDA (Compute Capability 5.2) or OpenCL 1.2, the cores of the Quadro M5000M can be used for general calculations.

The power consumption of the Quadro M5000M is rated at the same TGP of 150 Watt. Therefore, the card is suited for very large notebooks with 17-inch displays or greater.

The first laptop with the M5500 in it is the MSI WT72 Workstation.

NVIDIA Quadro M600M

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The 28nm NVIDIA Quadro M600M is an entry-level DirectX 12 (FL 11_0) and OpenGL 4.5-compatible graphics card for mobile workstations. It is a 1st generation Maxwell GPU that is most likely built on the GM107 architecture with 384 of the 640 shader cores activated. Compared to the older Quadro K620M and consumer GeForce 940M, the GPU offers a 128-Bit memory bus that separates it from the GM108-based K620M. The M600M typically comes with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM clocked at 1250 MHz (5000 MHz effective at 80 GB/s instead of 16 GB/s on the K620M). 

In the Lenovo Thinkpad P70 the M600M is clocked at 837 - 876 MHz (Boost) for the shaders, and 1253 MHz (5012 MHz effektive) for the 2 GB GDDR5 from Samsung (thanks to our reader John for the GPU-Z screenshot).

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.

Performance

The Quadro M600M is about 20% faster than the previous Quadro K620M thanks to the wider 128-bit memory interface and pretty much right between the siblings Quadro M500M & Quadro M1000M. The consumer GPU GeForce 940MX is beaten by ~10-15%, while the GeForce GTX 950M is another 20% faster.

Using CUDA (Compute Capability 5.0) or OpenCL 1.2, the cores of the Quadro M600M can be used for general calculations.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the Quadro M600M is rated at the same 30 Watt TGP as the K620M including the board and memory components. Therefore, the card is also suited for thin and light notebooks.

NVIDIA Quadro 4000MNVIDIA Quadro M5500NVIDIA Quadro M600M
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
CodenameFermi
ArchitectureFermiMaxwellMaxwell
Pipelines336 - unified2048 - unified384 - unified
Core Speed475 MHz1139 - 1140 (Boost) MHz837 - 876 (Boost) MHz
Shader Speed950 MHz
Memory Speed1200 MHz6606 MHz5012 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit256 Bit128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB8192 MB2048 MB
Shared Memorynonono
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0DirectX 12_1DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), Shader 5.0
technology40 nm28 nm28 nm
FeaturesOpenGl 4.1, FP32CUDA, 3D Vision, PhysX, GeForce Experience, Surround, GameStream, GPU Boost 2.0, Adaptive Vertical Sync, G-SYNC, SLIOptimus, PhysX, 3D Vision Pro, nView, Optimus
Notebook Sizelargelargelarge
Date of Announcement22.02.2011 04.04.2016 02.10.2015
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-mobi...http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-for-...
Transistors5200 Million

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Quadro M600M
8.7 pt (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
719 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
631 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
66347 Points (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
13310 Points (18%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
18491 Points (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
2322 Points (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
2430 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
73348 Points (10%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 2229     avg: 2335     median: 2334.5 (6%)     max: 2440 Points
14413 Points (37%)
3216 Points (8%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 2025     avg: 2092     median: 2092 (4%)     max: 2159 Points
2911 Points (5%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
31.4 fps (6%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
7.1 Points (90%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
7.1 Points (90%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
104 fps (11%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
59.4 fps (16%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
49.8 fps (11%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
45.9 fps (17%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
484 Samples/s (5%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
1016 Samples/s (4%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
1754 (4%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
59.5 Watt (11%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
48.6 Watt (8%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro 4000M → 100% n=1

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M5500 → 617% n=1

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M600M → 138% n=1

- 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.

For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
Quadro M600M:
36.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
Quadro M600M:
24.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M600M:
23.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M600M:
16  fps
low 1280x720
Quadro M600M:
73.7  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M600M:
42.7  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M600M:
18.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M600M:
16.3  fps
low 1280x720
Quadro M600M:
29  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M600M:
21.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M600M:
11.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M600M:
5.8  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M600M:
46.2  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M600M:
28.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M600M:
15.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M600M:
12.7  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M600M:
83  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M600M:
47.9  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M600M:
21.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M600M:
18.5  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M600M:
43  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M600M:
26.2  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M600M:
14.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M600M:
7.6  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M600M:
103.9  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M600M:
65.2  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro M600M:
47.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M600M:
20.6  fps
low 1280x720
Quadro M600M:
127.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M600M:
80.2  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro M600M:
71.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M600M:
26.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro 4000M:
180  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Quadro 4000M:
112  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Quadro 4000M:
79  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro 4000M:
71  fps
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro 4000M:
173  fps
ultra 1280x1024
100%
Quadro 4000M:
62  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%

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