NVIDIA Quadro K620M vs NVIDIA Quadro K4100M

NVIDIA Quadro K620M

► remove NVIDIA Quadro K620M

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 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 K620MNVIDIA Quadro K4100M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro K Series
Quadro K5100M compare 1536 @ 0.77 GHz256 Bit @ 3600 MHz
Quadro K5000M compare 1344 @ 0.71 GHz256 Bit @ 3000 MHz
Quadro K4100M 1152 @ 0.71 GHz256 Bit @ 3200 MHz
Quadro K4000M compare 960 @ 0.6 GHz256 Bit @ 2800 MHz
Quadro K3100M compare 768 @ 0.71 GHz256 Bit @ 3200 MHz
Quadro K3000M compare 576 @ 0.65 GHz256 Bit @ 2800 MHz
Quadro K2100M compare 576 @ 0.67 GHz128 Bit @ 3000 MHz
Quadro K1100M compare 384 @ 0.71 GHz128 Bit @ 2800 MHz
Quadro K620M 384 @ 1.03 - 1.12 GHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Quadro K2000M compare 384 @ 0.75 GHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Quadro K1000M compare 192 @ 0.85 GHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Quadro K610M compare 192 @ 0.95 GHz64 Bit @ 2600 MHz
Quadro K510M compare 192 @ 0.85 GHz64 Bit @ 2400 MHz
Quadro K500M compare 192 @ 0.85 GHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Quadro K5100M compare 1536 @ 0.77 GHz256 Bit @ 3600 MHz
Quadro K5000M compare 1344 @ 0.71 GHz256 Bit @ 3000 MHz
Quadro K4100M 1152 @ 0.71 GHz256 Bit @ 3200 MHz
Quadro K4000M compare 960 @ 0.6 GHz256 Bit @ 2800 MHz
Quadro K3100M compare 768 @ 0.71 GHz256 Bit @ 3200 MHz
Quadro K3000M compare 576 @ 0.65 GHz256 Bit @ 2800 MHz
Quadro K2100M compare 576 @ 0.67 GHz128 Bit @ 3000 MHz
Quadro K1100M compare 384 @ 0.71 GHz128 Bit @ 2800 MHz
Quadro K620M 384 @ 1.03 - 1.12 GHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Quadro K2000M compare 384 @ 0.75 GHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Quadro K1000M compare 192 @ 0.85 GHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Quadro K610M compare 192 @ 0.95 GHz64 Bit @ 2600 MHz
Quadro K510M compare 192 @ 0.85 GHz64 Bit @ 2400 MHz
Quadro K500M compare 192 @ 0.85 GHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwellKepler
Cores384 - unified1152 - unified
Core1029 - 1124 (Boost) MHz706 MHz
Memory2000 MHz3200 MHz
Bus64 Bit256 Bit
MemoryDDR3GDDR5
Max. Memory2048 MB4096 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 11, 5.0DirectX 11, 5.0
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, PhysX, CUDA, OpenCL, 3D Vision, 3DTV PlayOptimus, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, OpenCL 1.2, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play
Introduced01.03.2015 23.07.2013
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.de/object/mobile-works...http://www.nvidia.com/object/mobile-work...
CodenameN15E-Q3-A2
Transistors3540 Million
Size2/3

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
5.3 pt (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
6591 Points (9%)
min: 14801     avg: 16072     median: 16071.5 (21%)     max: 17342 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
9092 Points (4%)
24685 Points (12%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
1424 Points (4%)
min: 3431     avg: 3505     median: 3505 (10%)     max: 3579 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
1621 Points (4%)
3654 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
38601 Points (5%)
113406 Points (15%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
2526 Points (7%)
min: 5151     avg: 5260     median: 5259.5 (14%)     max: 5368 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
2434 Points (4%)
4957 Points (8%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
21.9 fps (7%)
48.1 fps (16%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
18.6 fps (8%)
47.6 fps (21%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
29 fps (5%)
59 fps (11%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
6.6 Points (84%)
7.8 Points (99%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
6.6 Points (84%)
7.8 Points (99%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
60.3 fps (7%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
48.8 fps (13%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
253 Samples/s (3%)
min: 138     avg: 232     median: 231.5 (2%)     max: 325 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
508 Samples/s (3%)
min: 305     avg: 477     median: 476.5 (3%)     max: 648 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
1737 (4%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro K620M → 100% n=37

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro K4100M → 202% n=37

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

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

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
Quadro K4100M:
133  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
133  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
133  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
92  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
35  fps
217%
Quadro K4100M:
76  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
23  fps
239%
Quadro K4100M:
55  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
10  fps
280%
Quadro K4100M:
28  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
25  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
151  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
76  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
32  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
18  fps
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
21  fps
390%
Quadro K4100M:
82  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
26  fps
200%
Quadro K4100M:
52  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
13  fps
346%
Quadro K4100M:
45  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
10  fps
260%
Quadro K4100M:
26  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
61  fps
313%
Quadro K4100M:
191  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
48  fps
304%
Quadro K4100M:
146  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
40  fps
303%
Quadro K4100M:
121  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
10.5  fps
210%
Quadro K4100M:
22  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro K620M:
75  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
59  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
22  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
11  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
35  fps
154%
Quadro K4100M:
54  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
31  fps
152%
Quadro K4100M:
47  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
21  fps
148%
Quadro K4100M:
31  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
7  fps
214%
Quadro K4100M:
15  fps
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
128  fps
130%
Quadro K4100M:
166  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
41  fps
315%
Quadro K4100M:
129  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
58  fps
172%
Quadro K4100M:
100  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
20  fps
215%
Quadro K4100M:
43  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
49  fps
176%
Quadro K4100M:
86  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
38  fps
192%
Quadro K4100M:
73  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
23  fps
191%
Quadro K4100M:
44  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
11  fps
218%
Quadro K4100M:
24  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro K620M:
73  fps
244%
Quadro K4100M:
178  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
52  fps
221%
Quadro K4100M:
115  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
42  fps
240%
Quadro K4100M:
101  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
15  fps
247%
Quadro K4100M:
37  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
134  fps
146%
Quadro K4100M:
196  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
66  fps
179%
Quadro K4100M:
118  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
36  fps
211%
Quadro K4100M:
76  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
36  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
23  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
22  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
10  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
55  fps
116%
Quadro K4100M:
64  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
37  fps
159%
Quadro K4100M:
59  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
26  fps
200%
Quadro K4100M:
52  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
14  fps
271%
Quadro K4100M:
38  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
98  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
62  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
38  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
22  fps
F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
111  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
96  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
90  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
47  fps
Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
124  fps
125%
Quadro K4100M:
155  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
105  fps
103%
Quadro K4100M:
108  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
98  fps
104%
Quadro K4100M:
102  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
88  fps
180%
Quadro K4100M:
158  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
44  fps
270%
Quadro K4100M:
119  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
31  fps
248%
Quadro K4100M:
77  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
8  fps
288%
Quadro K4100M:
23  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
98  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
75  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
52  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
17  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
72  fps
213%
Quadro K4100M:
153  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
57  fps
209%
Quadro K4100M:
119  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
59  fps
175%
Quadro K4100M:
103  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
42  fps
155%
Quadro K4100M:
65  fps
Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
41  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
25  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
13  fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

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

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
76  fps
332%
Quadro K4100M:
252  fps
med. 1280x720
100%
Quadro K620M:
36  fps
275%
Quadro K4100M:
99  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
19  fps
221%
Quadro K4100M:
42  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
185  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
79  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
54  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
18  fps
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
Quadro K620M:
251  fps
136%
Quadro K4100M:
342  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
152  fps
130%
Quadro K4100M:
197  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Quadro K620M:
49  fps
304%
Quadro K4100M:
149  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
26  fps
262%
Quadro K4100M:
68  fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro K620M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro K4100M → 217%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 205%

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