NVIDIA Quadro K610M vs NVIDIA Quadro K5000M

NVIDIA Quadro K610M

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The NVIDIA Quadro K610M is a DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.3 compatible graphics card for 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 K610M 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 K610M usually comes with 1 GB GDDR5 VRAM clocked at 650 MHz (2600 MHz effective, 20.8 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 K610M, 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 is clearly above the old Quadro K500M (which has only DDR3 memory) and similar to the consumer GeForce GT 720M. However, 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 K610M does not supprt 3D Vision Pro.

Using CUDA or OpenCL 1.2, the cores of the Quadro K610M 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 K610M 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 K5000M

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The NVIDIA Quadro K5000M 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 1344 shader cores) and is manufactured in 28nm by TSMC. The Quadro K5000M is built for the Intel Chief River generation (Ivy Bridge) and is the successor to the Fermi-based Quadro 5010M (Huron River platform). Usually 4 GB GDDR5 graphics memory clocked at 750 MHz (3000 MHz effective) are used.

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 K5000M, 7 blocks are active leading to the 1366 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 clearly above the level of the older Quadro 5010M. Compared to the GTX 680M, the clock rates are sligthly lower (depending on the manufacturer), placing the card between the 680M and the Fermi based GTX 675M. Nevertheless, most demanding games of 2012 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 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.

Using CUDA or OpenCL 1.2, the cores of the Quadro K5000M 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 K5000M is rated at 100 Watt (TGP according to Nvidia) and is therefore suited for large notebooks with 17-inch displays or greater.

NVIDIA Quadro K610MNVIDIA Quadro K5000M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro K Series
Quadro K5100M compare 1536 @ 771 MHz256 Bit @ 3600 MHz
Quadro K5000M 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 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 compare 192 @ 850 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Quadro K610M 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 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 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 compare 192 @ 850 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Quadro K610M 192 @ 954 MHz64 Bit @ 2600 MHz
Quadro K510M compare 192 @ 846 MHz64 Bit @ 2400 MHz
Quadro K500M compare 192 @ 850 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
ArchitectureKeplerKepler
Cores192 - unified1344 - unified
Core954 MHz706 MHz
Memory2600 MHz3000 MHz
Bus64 Bit256 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory1024 MB4096 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 11, 5.0DirectX 11, 5.0
Transistors1270 Million3540 Million
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, OpenCL 1.2, 3DTV PlayOptimus, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, OpenCL 1.2, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play
Size1/32/3
Introduced23.07.2013 01.06.2012
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.de/page/quadrofx_go.htmlhttp://www.nvidia.com/content/PDF/produc...
CodenameN14E-Q5

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
4.7 pt (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 5970     avg: 6052     median: 6051.5 (9%)     max: 6133 Points
min: 15362     avg: 16890     median: 16890 (25%)     max: 18418 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 5836     avg: 5838     median: 5837.5 (3%)     max: 5839 Points
min: 22700     avg: 23061     median: 23060.5 (12%)     max: 23421 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 711     avg: 713     median: 712.5 (2%)     max: 714 Points
min: 2724     avg: 2735     median: 2735 (9%)     max: 2746 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 752     avg: 756     median: 755.5 (2%)     max: 759 Points
min: 2788     avg: 2798     median: 2797.5 (6%)     max: 2807 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 46346     avg: 46512     median: 46512 (6%)     max: 46678 Points
min: 124816     avg: 155947     median: 155946 (21%)     max: 187077 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1283     avg: 1295     median: 1294.5 (3%)     max: 1306 Points
min: 4328     avg: 4992     median: 5152 (13%)     max: 5180 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1134     avg: 1144     median: 1143.5 (2%)     max: 1153 Points
min: 4879     avg: 4894     median: 4893 (8%)     max: 4910 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro K610M
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro K610M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro K610M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
9.4 fps (3%)
min: 47     avg: 47.5     median: 47.5 (16%)     max: 47.9 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
9.2 fps (4%)
9.2 fps (4%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
13.8 fps (3%)
min: 62.7     avg: 63     median: 63 (12%)     max: 63.3 fps
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K610M
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K610M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K610M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro K610M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K610M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K610M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K610M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K610M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
6.8 Points (86%)
7.6 Points (96%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
min: 5.7     avg: 6.3     median: 6.3 (79%)     max: 6.8 Points
7.6 Points (96%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro K610M
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K610M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
102 Samples/s (1%)
min: 137     avg: 221     median: 220.5 (2%)     max: 304 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
48 Samples/s (0%)
min: 138     avg: 220     median: 219.5 (1%)     max: 301 Samples/s

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro K610M → 100% n=27

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro K5000M → 287% n=27

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

low 1280x720
100%
Quadro K610M:
44  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
32  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
13  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K610M:
8  fps
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
99.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
50.5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
35.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K610M:
12.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
21.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
16.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
9.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K610M:
4.8  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro K610M:
52.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
26.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
22.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K610M:
6  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
66.9  fps
332%
Quadro K5000M:
222  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
31.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
20.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K610M:
4.9  fps
345%
Quadro K5000M:
16.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
33  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
26  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K610M:
7  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
38.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
23  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
14.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K610M:
7.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
119  fps
93%
Quadro K5000M:
109 112 ~ 111 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
31  fps
252%
Quadro K5000M:
78  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
22  fps
323%
Quadro K5000M:
71  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K610M:
9  fps
556%
Quadro K5000M:
49 51 ~ 50 fps
F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
73  fps
212%
Quadro K5000M:
155  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
58  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
52  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K610M:
21  fps
457%
Quadro K5000M:
96  fps
Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
48  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
109  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K610M:
47  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
54.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
40.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
14.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K610M:
5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
76  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
48  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
32  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K610M:
9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
69  fps
459%
Quadro K5000M:
311 323 ~ 317 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
47  fps
494%
Quadro K5000M:
232  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
43  fps
486%
Quadro K5000M:
209  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K610M:
25  fps
528%
Quadro K5000M:
129 134 ~ 132 fps
Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
26.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
16  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K610M:
6  fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
62  fps
429%
Quadro K5000M:
252 279 ~ 266 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
31  fps
390%
Quadro K5000M:
121  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
19  fps
411%
Quadro K5000M:
78  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K610M:
7  fps
571%
Quadro K5000M:
39 40 ~ 40 fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
72  fps
114%
Quadro K5000M:
82  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
48  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
23  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K610M:
11  fps
391%
Quadro K5000M:
43  fps
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
131.5  fps
201%
Quadro K5000M:
261.4 267 ~ 264 fps
med. 1280x720
100%
Quadro K610M:
23.7  fps
414%
Quadro K5000M:
85 111 ~ 98 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K610M:
7.5  fps
520%
Quadro K5000M:
37.9 40 ~ 39 fps
low 1024x768
Quadro K5000M:
271 302 ~ 287 fps
med. 1360x768
Quadro K5000M:
108  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro K5000M:
97  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K5000M:
55 58 ~ 57 fps
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
Quadro K610M:
345  fps
73%
Quadro K5000M:
102 402 ~ 252 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro K610M:
132  fps
169%
Quadro K5000M:
106 340 ~ 223 fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Quadro K610M:
27  fps
415%
Quadro K5000M:
103 121 ~ 112 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K610M:
12  fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro K610M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro K5000M → 360%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 509%

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