NVIDIA Quadro K4100M vs NVIDIA Quadro K1000M

NVIDIA Quadro K4100M

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The NVIDIA Quadro K4100M is a high-end, DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.3 compatible graphics card for mobile workstations. It is a Kepler-based GPU built on the GK104 chip with 1152 out of 1536 shader cores active and is manufactured in 28nm at TSMC. The Quadro K4100M is built for the Intel Shark Bay generation (Haswell) and is a successor to the Quadro K4000M (Chief River platform). As a new feature, PCIe 3.0 is supported for the first time. The K4100M usually comes with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM clocked at 800 MHz (3200 MHz effective, 102.4 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 GK104 Kepler core offers eight shader blocks, called SMX, that are clocked at the same speed as the central core. In the K4100M, 6 of 8 blocks are active leading to the 1152 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 is clearly above the old Quadro K4000M and similar to the Quadro K5000M. In 3D games, the K4100M offers a performance slightly above the consumer GeForce GTX 770M. Therefore, most demanding games of 2013 will run fluently with maxed out details.

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.

Using CUDA or OpenCL 1.2, the cores of the Quadro K4100M can be used for general calculations.

The 5th generation PureVideo HD video processor (VP5) is also integrated in the GK104 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.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the Quadro K4100M is rated at a TGP of 100 W including the board and memory components. Therefore, the card is only suited for large notebooks with 17-inch displays or greater.

NVIDIA Quadro K1000M

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The NVIDIA Quadro K1000M (or Quadro K1100M, due to the internal code name 1100M) is a mid-range, DirectX 11.1-compatible graphics card for mobile workstations. It is a Kepler-based GPU built on the GK107 architecture and is manufactured in 28nm at TSMC. Compared to the K2000M, the K1000M only features 192 shader cores of 384. The Quadro K1000M is built for the Intel Chief River generation (Ivy Bridge) and is the successor to the Fermi-based Quadro 1000M (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 GK107 Kepler core offers two shader blocks, called SMX, each with 192 shaders for a total of 384 shader cores that are clocked at the same speed as the central core. The K1000M, however, offers only one SMX with 192 shaders. 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 are about as fast as 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 similar to the consumer GeForce GT 630M and above the older Quadro 1000M. Most 3D games of 2012 can be played fluently in medium settings an resolutions.

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 K1000M is rated at 45 Watt (TGP according to Nvidia) and is therefore suited for medium-sized notebooks 15-inches or greater.

NVIDIA Quadro K4100MNVIDIA Quadro K1000M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro K Series
Quadro K5100M compare 1536 @ 771 MHz256 Bit @ 3600 MHz
Quadro K5000M compare 1344 @ 706 MHz256 Bit @ 3000 MHz
Quadro K4100M 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 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 compare 384 @ 1029 - 1124 MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Quadro K2000M compare 384 @ 745 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Quadro K1000M 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 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 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 compare 384 @ 1029 - 1124 MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Quadro K2000M compare 384 @ 745 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Quadro K1000M 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
CodenameN15E-Q3-A2N14P-Q1
ArchitectureKeplerKepler
Pipelines1152 - unified192 - unified
Core Speed706 MHz850 MHz
Memory Speed3200 MHz1800 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5DDR3
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB2048 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
Transistors3540 Million
technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, OpenCL 1.2, 3D Vision, 3DTV PlayOptimus, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play
Notebook Sizelargemedium sized
Date of Announcement23.07.2013 01.06.2012
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/mobile-work...

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
14.2 pt (16%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 14801     avg: 16072     median: 16071.5 (24%)     max: 17342 Points
min: 14801     avg: 16071.5     median: 16071.5 (24%)     max: 17342 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
24685 Points (13%)
24685 Points (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 3431     avg: 3505     median: 3505 (12%)     max: 3579 Points
min: 3431     avg: 3505     median: 3505 (12%)     max: 3579 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
3654 Points (8%)
3654 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
113406 Points (15%)
113406 Points (15%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 5151     avg: 5260     median: 5259.5 (14%)     max: 5368 Points
min: 1200     avg: 1232     median: 1232 (3%)     max: 1264 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
4957 Points (8%)
min: 1082     avg: 1102     median: 1102 (2%)     max: 1122 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
48.1 fps (16%)
48.1 fps (16%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
47.6 fps (21%)
47.6 fps (21%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
59 fps (11%)
15.4 fps (3%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
7.8 Points (99%)
min: 6.6     avg: 6.7     median: 6.7 (85%)     max: 6.8 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
7.8 Points (99%)
min: 6.6     avg: 6.7     median: 6.7 (85%)     max: 6.8 Points
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 138     avg: 232     median: 231.5 (2%)     max: 325 Samples/s
min: 138     avg: 231.5     median: 231.5 (2%)     max: 325 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 305     avg: 477     median: 476.5 (3%)     max: 648 Samples/s
min: 305     avg: 476.5     median: 476.5 (3%)     max: 648 Samples/s

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro K4100M → 100% n=37

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro K1000M → 75% n=37

- 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.

low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
457  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
122  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
67  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
33  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Quadro K4100M:
12.5  fps
F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
133  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
133  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
133  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
92  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
76  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
55  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
28  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
25  fps
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
82  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
52  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
45  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
26  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
191  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
146  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
121  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
22  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
54  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
47  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
31  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
15  fps
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
166  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
129  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
100  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
43  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
86  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
73  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
44  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
24  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro K4100M:
178  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
115  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
101  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
37  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
196  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
118  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
76  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
36  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
64  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
59  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
52  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
38  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro K1000M:
66 108 ~ 87 fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K1000M:
26 34 ~ 30 fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K1000M:
21 23 ~ 22 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K1000M:
11 14 ~ 13 fps
Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
155  fps
74%
Quadro K1000M:
114  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
108  fps
84%
Quadro K1000M:
91  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
102  fps
52%
Quadro K1000M:
53  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
158  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
119  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
77  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
23  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro K1000M:
92  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K1000M:
54  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K1000M:
33  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K1000M:
10  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
153  fps
54%
Quadro K1000M:
81 84 ~ 83 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
119  fps
46%
Quadro K1000M:
54 55 ~ 55 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
103  fps
47%
Quadro K1000M:
46 49 ~ 48 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
65  fps
42%
Quadro K1000M:
25 28 ~ 27 fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
198  fps
33%
Quadro K1000M:
64 65 ~ 65 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
117  fps
22%
Quadro K1000M:
25 26 ~ 26 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
74  fps
26%
Quadro K1000M:
19 19 ~ 19 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
42  fps
21%
Quadro K1000M:
9  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro K1000M:
92  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K1000M:
65  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K1000M:
30  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K1000M:
14  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro K1000M:
82  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K1000M:
30  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K1000M:
14  fps
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
252  fps
44%
Quadro K1000M:
112  fps
med. 1280x720
100%
Quadro K4100M:
99  fps
22%
Quadro K1000M:
21.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
42  fps
17%
Quadro K1000M:
7.1  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro K1000M:
254  fps
med. 1360x768
Quadro K1000M:
48  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro K1000M:
30  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K1000M:
14  fps
low 800x600
Quadro K1000M:
52  fps
med. 1360x768
Quadro K1000M:
28  fps
high 1600x900
Quadro K1000M:
9  fps
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
Quadro K1000M:
273  fps
ultra 1280x1024
Quadro K1000M:
31  fps
Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
Quadro K1000M:
693  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro K1000M:
129  fps
high 1280x1024
Quadro K1000M:
68  fps
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
Quadro K4100M:
342  fps
30%
Quadro K1000M:
98 105 ~ 102 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
197  fps
60%
Quadro K1000M:
112 123 ~ 118 fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Quadro K4100M:
149  fps
21%
Quadro K1000M:
31 33 ~ 32 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
68  fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro K4100M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro K1000M → 41%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 40%

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