NVIDIA Quadro 5010M vs NVIDIA Quadro M500M

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 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 5010MNVIDIA Quadro M500M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro M Series
Quadro M5500 (compare) 2048 @ 1139 - 1140 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M (compare) 1536 @ 962 - 1051 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M (compare) 1280 @ 975 - 1013 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M (compare) 1024 @ 1050 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 (compare) 1024 @ 694 - 1038 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 (compare) 640 @ 991 - 1150 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M (compare) 640 @ 1038 - 1197 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M (compare) 512 @ 993 - 1072 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M620 (compare) 512 @ 1018 MHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro 5010M 384 @ 450 MHz256 Bit @ 1300 MHz
Quadro 4000M (compare) 336 @ 475 MHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro M520 (compare) 384 @ 756 - 1019 (Boost) MHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M (compare) 384 @ 837 - 876 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M 384 @ 1029 - 1124 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 4004 MHz
Quadro 5000M (compare) 320 @ 405 MHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro 3000M (compare) 240 @ 450 MHz256 Bit @ 625 MHz
Quadro 2000M (compare) 192 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro 1000M (compare) 96 @ 700 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro M5500 (compare) 2048 @ 1139 - 1140 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M (compare) 1536 @ 962 - 1051 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M (compare) 1280 @ 975 - 1013 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M (compare) 1024 @ 1050 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 (compare) 1024 @ 694 - 1038 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 (compare) 640 @ 991 - 1150 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M (compare) 640 @ 1038 - 1197 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M (compare) 512 @ 993 - 1072 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M620 (compare) 512 @ 1018 MHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro 5010M 384 @ 450 MHz256 Bit @ 1300 MHz
Quadro 4000M (compare) 336 @ 475 MHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro M520 (compare) 384 @ 756 - 1019 (Boost) MHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M (compare) 384 @ 837 - 876 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M 384 @ 1029 - 1124 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 4004 MHz
Quadro 5000M (compare) 320 @ 405 MHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro 3000M (compare) 240 @ 450 MHz256 Bit @ 625 MHz
Quadro 2000M (compare) 192 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro 1000M (compare) 96 @ 700 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
CodenameN12E-Q5
ArchitectureFermiMaxwell
384 - 384 -
Core450 MHz1029 - 1124 (Boost) MHz
Shader900 MHz
Memory1300 MHz4004 MHz
Bus256 Bit64 Bit
MemoryGDDR5 ECCDDR3
Max. Memory4096 MB2048 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 11, 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), 5.0
Transistors3000 Million
Technology40 nm28 nm
FeaturesOpenGl 4.1, ECC Memory, FP64 IEEE 754Optimus, PhysX, 3D Vision Pro, nView, Optimus
Size
Introduced22.02.2011 15.12.2015
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-mobi...

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
126522 Points (24%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 24523     avg: 33578     median: 33578 (5%)     max: 42633 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 5986     avg: 6299     median: 6359 (10%)     max: 6491 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 8211     avg: 8403     median: 8348 (4%)     max: 8703 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 1387     avg: 1401     median: 1391.5 (5%)     max: 1432 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 1585     avg: 1596     median: 1594.5 (4%)     max: 1610 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 26395     avg: 38225     median: 40554 (5%)     max: 45396 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 3032     avg: 3066     median: 3066 (9%)     max: 3100 points
min: 2350     avg: 2431     median: 2447 (7%)     max: 2478 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
2693 points (5%)
min: 2222     avg: 2341     median: 2364.5 (5%)     max: 2412 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
52873 Points (28%)
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
24769 Points (47%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
min: 6.1     avg: 6.3     median: 6.3 (4%)     max: 6.5 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
min: 21     avg: 21.4     median: 21.4 (7%)     max: 21.7 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
min: 19.1     avg: 19.6     median: 19.6 (9%)     max: 20 fps
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
41.7 fps (8%)
min: 28.4     avg: 28.7     median: 28.7 (5%)     max: 28.9 fps
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
7.5 points (95%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
7.5 points (95%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
67.9 fps (11%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
28.5 fps (8%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
28.9 fps (7%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
12.4 fps (5%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 328     avg: 353     median: 354 (7%)     max: 378 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 618     avg: 804     median: 850 (8%)     max: 945 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 1690     avg: 1741     median: 1741 (6%)     max: 1792 Points

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro 5010M → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M500M → 92%

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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
Quadro M500M:
»
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
30.3  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
18.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
10.4  fps
Quadro M500M:
»
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
Quadro M500M:
»
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
Quadro M500M:
»
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
Quadro M500M:
»
low 1280x720
Quadro M500M:
27  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
21  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
10  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
7  fps
Quadro M500M:
»
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
Quadro M500M:
»
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
Quadro M500M:
»
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
Quadro M500M:
»
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
Quadro M500M:
»
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
Quadro M500M:
»
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
Quadro M500M:
»
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
Quadro M500M:
»
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
Quadro M500M:
»
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
high 1360x768
100%
Quadro 5010M:
105.4 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro 5010M:
35.3 fps  fps
Quadro 5010M:
»
Crysis 2

Crysis 2

2011
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro 5010M:
81.6 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro 5010M:
28.2 fps  fps
Quadro 5010M:
»
high 1360x768
100%
Quadro 5010M:
105  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro 5010M:
72.8  fps
Quadro 5010M:
»
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
high 1360x768
100%
Quadro 5010M:
268.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro 5010M:
162.3  fps
Quadro 5010M:
»
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
Quadro M500M:
78.5  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
57  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Quadro 5010M:
86.6  fps
53%
Quadro M500M:
45.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro 5010M:
51.9  fps
53%
Quadro M500M:
27.5  fps
Quadro 5010M:
»
Quadro M500M:
»
high 1360x768
100%
Quadro 5010M:
98.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro 5010M:
52.7  fps
Quadro 5010M:
»
high 1600x900
100%
Quadro 5010M:
37.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro 5010M:
14.6  fps
Quadro 5010M:
»
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro 5010M:
88.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro 5010M:
45.3  fps
Quadro 5010M:
»
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro 5010M:
93.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro 5010M:
62.5  fps
Quadro 5010M:
»
Risen

Risen

2009
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro 5010M:
64.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro 5010M:
41.9  fps
Quadro 5010M:
»
Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5

2009
high 1360x768
100%
Quadro 5010M:
120.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro 5010M:
73.3  fps
Quadro 5010M:
»
Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro 5010M:
108.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro 5010M:
67  fps
Quadro 5010M:
»

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro 5010M → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro M500M → 53%

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