NVIDIA Quadro K3000M vs NVIDIA Quadro K510M

NVIDIA Quadro K3000M

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The NVIDIA Quadro K3000M is a performance-class, DirectX 11.1-compatible graphics card for mobile workstations. It is a Kepler-based GPU built on the GK104 chip (but using only 576 shader cores) and is manufactured in 28nm at TSMC. The Quadro K3000M is built for the Intel Chief River generation (Ivy Bridge) and is the successor to the Fermi-based Quadro 3000M (Huron River platform).

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 GeForce graphics cards of similar specifications.

Architecture

The Kepler architecture is the successor to the Fermi architecture that first appeared in laptops with the GeForce 400M series. The GK104 Kepler core offers eight shader blocks, called SMX, that are clocked at the same speed as the central core. In the K3000M, 3 blocks are active leading to the 576 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 provide similar performance to just one shader of a Fermi chip (as the latter is clocked twice as fast). 

PCIe 3.0 is now supported by the mobile Kepler series and an optional Turbo mode can automatically overclock the Nvidia card by a theoretical 15 percent if the laptop cooling system allows it. The implementation of this boost mode is done in the BIOS, but it is ultimately dependent upon the manufacturer of the laptop.

Performance

The performance is slightly above the older Quadro 4000M based on the fermi architecture. Compared to consumer cards, the K3000M performs similar to the GeForce GT 750M. Games of 2013 can be played fluently in medium or high detail and resolution settings.

Features

The improved feature set now includes support for up to 4 active displays. Furthermore, high resolution monitors of up to 3840x2160 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.

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 K3000M is rated at 75 Watt (TGP according to Nvidia) and is therefore suited for medium-sized notebooks 17-inches or greater.

NVIDIA Quadro K510M

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The NVIDIA Quadro K510M is a DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.3 compatible graphics card for affordable mobile workstations. It is a Kepler-based GPU built on the GK107 chip with 192 out of 384 shader cores activated and is manufactured in 28nm at TSMC. The Quadro K510M is built for the Intel Shark Bay generation (Haswell) and is a successor to the Quadro K500M (Chief River platform). As a new feature, PCIe 3.0 is supported for the first time. The K510M usually comes with 1 GB GDDR5 VRAM clocked at 600 MHz (2400 MHz effective, 19.2 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.

Architecture

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 K510M, only one block is active leading to the 192 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).

Performance

The performance should be clearly above the old Quadro K500M, but somewhat below the higher clocked Quadro K610M. This would place the K510M between the consumer GPUs GeForce 710M and GT 720M. However, the exact core clock has not yet been confirmed. Nevertheless, most demanding games of 2013 will run fluently only in low detail settings.

Features

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. Please note: The K510M does not supprt 3D Vision Pro.

Using CUDA or OpenCL 1.2, the cores of the Quadro K510M 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 K510M is rated at a TGP of 30 W including the board and memory components. Therefore, the card is suited for medium-sized notebooks with 15-inch displays or greater.

NVIDIA Quadro K3000MNVIDIA Quadro K510M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro K Series
Quadro K5100M compare 1536 @ 771 MHz256 Bit @ 3600 MHz
Quadro K5000M compare 1344 @ 706 MHz256 Bit @ 3000 MHz
Quadro K4100M compare 1152 @ 706 MHz256 Bit @ 3200 MHz
Quadro K4000M compare 960 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 2800 MHz
Quadro K3100M compare 768 @ 706 MHz256 Bit @ 3200 MHz
Quadro K3000M 576 @ 654 MHz256 Bit @ 2800 MHz
Quadro K2100M compare 576 @ 667 MHz128 Bit @ 3000 MHz
Quadro K1100M compare 384 @ 705 MHz128 Bit @ 2800 MHz
Quadro K620M compare 384 @ 1029 - 1124 MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Quadro K2000M compare 384 @ 745 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Quadro K1000M compare 192 @ 850 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Quadro K610M compare 192 @ 954 MHz64 Bit @ 2600 MHz
Quadro K510M 192 @ 846 MHz64 Bit @ 2400 MHz
Quadro K500M compare 192 @ 850 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Quadro K5100M compare 1536 @ 771 MHz256 Bit @ 3600 MHz
Quadro K5000M compare 1344 @ 706 MHz256 Bit @ 3000 MHz
Quadro K4100M compare 1152 @ 706 MHz256 Bit @ 3200 MHz
Quadro K4000M compare 960 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 2800 MHz
Quadro K3100M compare 768 @ 706 MHz256 Bit @ 3200 MHz
Quadro K3000M 576 @ 654 MHz256 Bit @ 2800 MHz
Quadro K2100M compare 576 @ 667 MHz128 Bit @ 3000 MHz
Quadro K1100M compare 384 @ 705 MHz128 Bit @ 2800 MHz
Quadro K620M compare 384 @ 1029 - 1124 MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Quadro K2000M compare 384 @ 745 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Quadro K1000M compare 192 @ 850 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Quadro K610M compare 192 @ 954 MHz64 Bit @ 2600 MHz
Quadro K510M 192 @ 846 MHz64 Bit @ 2400 MHz
Quadro K500M compare 192 @ 850 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
CodenameN14E-Q1
ArchitectureKeplerKepler
Pipelines576 - unified192 - unified
Core Speed654 MHz846 MHz
Memory Speed2800 MHz2400 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB1024 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision, 3DTV PlayOptimus, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, OpenCL 1.2, 3DTV Play
Notebook Sizelargemedium sized
Date of Announcement01.06.2012 23.07.2013
Transistors1270 Million
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.de/page/quadrofx_go.html

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 2645     avg: 2747     median: 2767 (7%)     max: 2809 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 2383     avg: 2427     median: 2427 (4%)     max: 2471 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro K3000M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro K3000M
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro K3000M
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 33.2     avg: 34.1     median: 34.1 (6%)     max: 35 fps
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K3000M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K3000M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K3000M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K3000M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K3000M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K3000M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K3000M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K3000M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
7.3 points (92%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
7.3 points (92%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K3000M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K3000M

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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 1024x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
71  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
36  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
28  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K3000M:
11  fps
F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
168  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
141  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
125  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K3000M:
52  fps
Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
128 132 ~ 130 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
92 103 ~ 98 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K3000M:
87 95 ~ 91 fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
96  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
84  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
73  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K3000M:
23  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
172 185 ~ 179 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
133 135 ~ 134 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
113 118 ~ 116 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K3000M:
72 73 ~ 73 fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
159  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
62  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
39  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K3000M:
21  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
144  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
124  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
80  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K3000M:
40  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
176  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
92  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K3000M:
34  fps
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
224 230 ~ 227 fps
med. 1280x720
100%
Quadro K3000M:
54.6 55.1 ~ 55 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K3000M:
20.3 20.3 ~ 20 fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
252  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
75  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
59  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K3000M:
32  fps
low 800x600
100%
Quadro K3000M:
98  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
65  fps
high 1600x900
100%
Quadro K3000M:
33  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K3000M:
10  fps
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
281  fps
ultra 1280x1024
100%
Quadro K3000M:
63  fps
Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
100%
Quadro K3000M:
341  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
183  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Quadro K3000M:
130  fps
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

2005
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
244  fps
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
Quadro K3000M:
104 110 ~ 107 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro K3000M:
158 159 ~ 159 fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Quadro K3000M:
67 69 ~ 68 fps

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