NVIDIA Quadro K4100M vs NVIDIA Quadro K620M

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 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 K4100MNVIDIA 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 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 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 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 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 compare 192 @ 846 MHz64 Bit @ 2400 MHz
Quadro K500M compare 192 @ 850 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
CodenameN15E-Q3-A2
ArchitectureKeplerMaxwell
Cores1152 - unified384 - unified
Core706 MHz1029 - 1124 (Boost) MHz
Memory3200 MHz2000 MHz
Bus256 Bit64 Bit
MemoryGDDR5DDR3
Max. Memory4096 MB2048 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 11, 5.0DirectX 11, 5.0
Transistors3540 Million
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, OpenCL 1.2, 3D Vision, 3DTV PlayOptimus, PhysX, CUDA, OpenCL, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play
Size2/3
Introduced23.07.2013 01.03.2015
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/mobile-work...http://www.nvidia.de/object/mobile-works...

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
6591 Points (10%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
24685 Points (13%)
9092 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 3431     avg: 3505     median: 3505 (12%)     max: 3579 Points
1424 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
3654 Points (8%)
1621 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
113406 Points (15%)
38601 Points (5%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 5151     avg: 5260     median: 5259.5 (14%)     max: 5368 Points
2526 Points (7%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
4957 Points (8%)
2434 Points (4%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
48.1 fps (16%)
21.9 fps (7%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
47.6 fps (21%)
18.6 fps (8%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
59 fps (11%)
29 fps (5%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
7.8 Points (99%)
6.6 Points (84%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
7.8 Points (99%)
6.6 Points (84%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 138     avg: 232     median: 231.5 (2%)     max: 325 Samples/s
253 Samples/s (3%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 305     avg: 477     median: 476.5 (3%)     max: 648 Samples/s
508 Samples/s (3%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro K4100M → 100% n=37

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro K620M → 58% n=37

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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
46%
Quadro K620M:
35  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
55  fps
42%
Quadro K620M:
23  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
28  fps
36%
Quadro K620M:
10  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
25  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro K620M:
151  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
76  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
32  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
18  fps
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
82  fps
26%
Quadro K620M:
21  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
52  fps
50%
Quadro K620M:
26  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
45  fps
29%
Quadro K620M:
13  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
26  fps
38%
Quadro K620M:
10  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
191  fps
32%
Quadro K620M:
61  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
146  fps
33%
Quadro K620M:
48  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
121  fps
33%
Quadro K620M:
40  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
22  fps
48%
Quadro K620M:
10.5  fps
low 1280x720
Quadro K620M:
75  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
59  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
22  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
11  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
54  fps
65%
Quadro K620M:
35  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
47  fps
66%
Quadro K620M:
31  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
31  fps
68%
Quadro K620M:
21  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
15  fps
47%
Quadro K620M:
7  fps
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
166  fps
77%
Quadro K620M:
128  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
129  fps
32%
Quadro K620M:
41  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
100  fps
58%
Quadro K620M:
58  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
43  fps
47%
Quadro K620M:
20  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
86  fps
57%
Quadro K620M:
49  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
73  fps
52%
Quadro K620M:
38  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
44  fps
52%
Quadro K620M:
23  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
24  fps
46%
Quadro K620M:
11  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro K4100M:
178  fps
41%
Quadro K620M:
73  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
115  fps
45%
Quadro K620M:
52  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
101  fps
42%
Quadro K620M:
42  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
37  fps
41%
Quadro K620M:
15  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
196  fps
68%
Quadro K620M:
134  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
118  fps
56%
Quadro K620M:
66  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
76  fps
47%
Quadro K620M:
36  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
36  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
23  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
22  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
10  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
64  fps
86%
Quadro K620M:
55  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
59  fps
63%
Quadro K620M:
37  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
52  fps
50%
Quadro K620M:
26  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
38  fps
37%
Quadro K620M:
14  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro K620M:
98  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
62  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
38  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
22  fps
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
Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
155  fps
80%
Quadro K620M:
124  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
108  fps
97%
Quadro K620M:
105  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
102  fps
96%
Quadro K620M:
98  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
158  fps
56%
Quadro K620M:
88  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
119  fps
37%
Quadro K620M:
44  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
77  fps
40%
Quadro K620M:
31  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
23  fps
35%
Quadro K620M:
8  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro K620M:
98  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
75  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
52  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
17  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
153  fps
47%
Quadro K620M:
72  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
119  fps
48%
Quadro K620M:
57  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
103  fps
57%
Quadro K620M:
59  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
65  fps
65%
Quadro K620M:
42  fps
Alan Wake

Alan Wake

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

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
198  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
117  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
74  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
42  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro K620M:
101  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
62  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K620M:
36  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
16  fps
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
252  fps
30%
Quadro K620M:
76  fps
med. 1280x720
100%
Quadro K4100M:
99  fps
36%
Quadro K620M:
36  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
42  fps
45%
Quadro K620M:
19  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro K620M:
185  fps
med. 1360x768
Quadro K620M:
79  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro K620M:
54  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K620M:
18  fps
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
Quadro K4100M:
342  fps
73%
Quadro K620M:
251  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro K4100M:
197  fps
77%
Quadro K620M:
152  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Quadro K4100M:
149  fps
33%
Quadro K620M:
49  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K4100M:
68  fps
38%
Quadro K620M:
26  fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro K4100M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro K620M → 51%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 49%

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