NVIDIA Quadro K4000M vs NVIDIA Quadro K620M

NVIDIA Quadro K4000M

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The NVIDIA Quadro K4000M is a high-end, DirectX 11.1 compatible graphics card for mobile workstations. It is a Kepler-based GPU built on the GK104 chip (but using only 960 shader cores) and is manufactured in 28nm at TSMC. The Quadro K4000M is built for the Intel Chief River generation (Ivy Bridge) and is the successor to the Fermi-based Quadro 4000M (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 K4000M, 5 blocks are active leading to the 960 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). 

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 significantly above the level of the older Quadro 5010M and also beats the GeForce GTX 675M. Therefore, the card will manage both CAD software and demanding 3D games of 2013 in high quality 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 K4000M is rated at 100 Watt (TGP according to Nvidia) and is therefore suited for large-sized notebooks 17-inches or greater.

NVIDIA Quadro K620M

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The Nvidia Quadro K620M is a DirectX 11 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 K620M is the successor to the significantly slower Quadro K610M. Usually, the GPU comes with 2 GB DDR3 memory clocked at 1000 MHz (2000 MHz effective, 16 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

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

Due to their identical specifications, the Quadro K620M offers a similar 3D gaming performance as the consumer GeForce 840M. Most games from 2014/2015 will run fluently in low or medium settings. Compared to other Quadro GPUs, the K620M performs almost similar to the older K1100M.

Features

The feature set should include support for up to 4 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 K620M 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 K620M should be about 30 W including the board and memory components. Therefore, the GPU is best suited for laptops 13 - 14-inches in size and above. The K620M also supports Optimus to automatically switch between an integrated graphics card and the Nvidia GPU.

NVIDIA Quadro K4000MNVIDIA Quadro K620M
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 960 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 2800 MHz
Quadro K3100M (compare) 768 @ 706 MHz256 Bit @ 3200 MHz
Quadro K3000M (compare) 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 384 @ 1029 - 1124 (Boost) 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 (compare) 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 960 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 2800 MHz
Quadro K3100M (compare) 768 @ 706 MHz256 Bit @ 3200 MHz
Quadro K3000M (compare) 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 384 @ 1029 - 1124 (Boost) 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 (compare) 192 @ 846 MHz64 Bit @ 2400 MHz
Quadro K500M (compare) 192 @ 850 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
CodenameN14E-Q3
ArchitectureKeplerMaxwell
960 - 384 -
Core600 MHz1029 - 1124 (Boost) MHz
Memory2800 MHz2000 MHz
Bus256 Bit64 Bit
MemoryGDDR5DDR3
Max. Memory4096 MB2048 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 11, 5.0DirectX 11, 5.0
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision, 3DTV PlayOptimus, PhysX, CUDA, OpenCL, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play
Size
Introduced01.06.2012 01.03.2015
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.de/object/mobile-works...

3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
12751 Points (21%)
6591 Points (11%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
19058 Points (10%)
9092 Points (5%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
2192 Points (8%)
1424 Points (5%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
2199 Points (5%)
1621 Points (4%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
150781 Points (20%)
38601 Points (5%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 3673     avg: 3760     median: 3777 (11%)     max: 3830 points
2526 points (7%)
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 3413     avg: 3466     median: 3466 (7%)     max: 3519 points
2434 points (5%)
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro K4000M
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro K4000M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro K4000M
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
36.5 fps (14%)
21.9 fps (8%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
18.6 fps (11%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
48.5 fps (22%)
29 fps (13%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K4000M
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K4000M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K4000M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K4000M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K4000M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K4000M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K4000M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K4000M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
7.6 points (109%)
6.6 points (94%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
7.6 points (109%)
6.6 points (94%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K4000M
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K4000M
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
60.3 fps (11%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
48.8 fps (13%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
101 Samples/s (2%)
253 Samples/s (5%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
221 Samples/s (2%)
508 Samples/s (5%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
1737 Points (6%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro K4000M → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro K620M → 91%

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1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

low 1024x768
Quadro K620M:
35  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
23  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
10  fps
Quadro K620M:
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low 1024x768
Quadro K620M:
151  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
76  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
32  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
18  fps
Quadro K620M:
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Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
Quadro K620M:
21  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
26  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
13  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
10  fps
Quadro K620M:
»
low 1024x768
Quadro K620M:
61  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
48  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
40  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
10.5  fps
Quadro K620M:
»
low 1280x720
Quadro K620M:
75  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
59  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
22  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
11  fps
Quadro K620M:
»
low 1024x768
Quadro K620M:
35  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
31  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
21  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
7  fps
Quadro K620M:
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GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
Quadro K620M:
128  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
41  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
58  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
20  fps
Quadro K620M:
»
low 1024x768
Quadro K620M:
49  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
38  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
23  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
11  fps
Quadro K620M:
»
low 1280x720
Quadro K620M:
73  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
52  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
42  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
15  fps
Quadro K620M:
»
low 1024x768
Quadro K620M:
134  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
66  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
36  fps
Quadro K620M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
337  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
129  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
98  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4000M:
57  fps
Quadro K4000M:
»
med. 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
23  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
22  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
10  fps
Quadro K620M:
»
low 1024x768
Quadro K620M:
55  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
37  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
26  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
14  fps
Quadro K620M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
102  fps
96%
Quadro K620M:
98  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
73  fps
85%
Quadro K620M:
62  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
62  fps
61%
Quadro K620M:
38  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4000M:
36  fps
61%
Quadro K620M:
22  fps
Quadro K4000M:
»
Quadro K620M:
»
F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
Quadro K620M:
111  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
96  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
90  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
47  fps
Quadro K620M:
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Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
98  fps
127%
Quadro K620M:
124  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
93  fps
113%
Quadro K620M:
105  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4000M:
86  fps
114%
Quadro K620M:
98  fps
Quadro K4000M:
»
Quadro K620M:
»
low 1024x768
Quadro K620M:
88  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
44  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
31  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
8  fps
Quadro K620M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
89  fps
110%
Quadro K620M:
98  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
81  fps
93%
Quadro K620M:
75  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
78  fps
67%
Quadro K620M:
52  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4000M:
34  fps
50%
Quadro K620M:
17  fps
Quadro K4000M:
»
Quadro K620M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
247  fps
29%
Quadro K620M:
72  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
183  fps
31%
Quadro K620M:
57  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
158  fps
37%
Quadro K620M:
59  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4000M:
83  fps
51%
Quadro K620M:
42  fps
Quadro K4000M:
»
Quadro K620M:
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Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
Quadro K620M:
41  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
25  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
13  fps
Quadro K620M:
»
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
181  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
90  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
54  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4000M:
29  fps
Quadro K4000M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
98  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
72  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
51  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4000M:
24  fps
Quadro K4000M:
»
low 1024x768
Quadro K620M:
101  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
62  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
36  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
16  fps
Quadro K620M:
»
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
228  fps
33%
Quadro K620M:
76  fps
med. 1280x720
100%
Quadro K4000M:
71  fps
51%
Quadro K620M:
36  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4000M:
24  fps
79%
Quadro K620M:
19  fps
Quadro K4000M:
»
Quadro K620M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
248  fps
75%
Quadro K620M:
185  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
115  fps
69%
Quadro K620M:
79  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
69  fps
78%
Quadro K620M:
54  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4000M:
48  fps
38%
Quadro K620M:
18  fps
Quadro K4000M:
»
Quadro K620M:
»
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
247  fps
ultra 1280x1024
100%
Quadro K4000M:
92  fps
Quadro K4000M:
»
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

2005
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
233  fps
Quadro K4000M:
»
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
Quadro K4000M:
102  fps
246%
Quadro K620M:
251  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4000M:
105  fps
145%
Quadro K620M:
152  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Quadro K4000M:
98  fps
50%
Quadro K620M:
49  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
26  fps
Quadro K4000M:
»
Quadro K620M:
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Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro K4000M → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro K620M → 80%

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