NVIDIA Quadro K620M vs NVIDIA Quadro K5000M

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 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 K620MNVIDIA Quadro K5000M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro K Series
Quadro K5100M compare 1536 @ 0.77 GHz256 Bit @ 3600 MHz
Quadro K5000M 1344 @ 0.71 GHz256 Bit @ 3000 MHz
Quadro K4100M compare 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 1344 @ 0.71 GHz256 Bit @ 3000 MHz
Quadro K4100M compare 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 - unified1344 - unified
Core1029 - 1124 (Boost) MHz706 MHz
Memory2000 MHz3000 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 01.06.2012
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.de/object/mobile-works...http://www.nvidia.com/content/PDF/produc...
CodenameN14E-Q5
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: 15362     avg: 16890     median: 16890 (22%)     max: 18418 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
9092 Points (4%)
min: 22700     avg: 23061     median: 23060.5 (11%)     max: 23421 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
1424 Points (4%)
min: 2724     avg: 2735     median: 2735 (8%)     max: 2746 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
1621 Points (4%)
min: 2788     avg: 2798     median: 2797.5 (6%)     max: 2807 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
38601 Points (5%)
min: 124816     avg: 155947     median: 155946 (21%)     max: 187077 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
2526 Points (7%)
min: 4328     avg: 4992     median: 5152 (13%)     max: 5180 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
2434 Points (4%)
min: 4879     avg: 4894     median: 4893 (8%)     max: 4910 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
21.9 fps (7%)
min: 47     avg: 47.5     median: 47.5 (16%)     max: 47.9 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
18.6 fps (8%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
29 fps (5%)
min: 62.7     avg: 63     median: 63 (12%)     max: 63.3 fps
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
6.6 Points (84%)
7.6 Points (96%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
6.6 Points (84%)
7.6 Points (96%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
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: 137     avg: 221     median: 220.5 (2%)     max: 304 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
508 Samples/s (3%)
min: 138     avg: 220     median: 219.5 (1%)     max: 301 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
1737 (4%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro K620M → 100% n=26

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro K5000M → 182% n=26

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

low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
35  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
23  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
10  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
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
26  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
13  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
10  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
61  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
48  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
40  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
10.5  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
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
31  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
21  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
7  fps
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
128  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
41  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
58  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
20  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
49  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
38  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
23  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
11  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro K620M:
73  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
52  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
42  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
15  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
134  fps
166%
Quadro K5000M:
222  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
66  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
36  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K5000M:
16.9  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
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
37  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
26  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
14  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
98  fps
113%
Quadro K5000M:
109 112 ~ 111 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
62  fps
126%
Quadro K5000M:
78  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
38  fps
187%
Quadro K5000M:
71  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
22  fps
227%
Quadro K5000M:
49 51 ~ 50 fps
F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
111  fps
140%
Quadro K5000M:
155  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
96  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
90  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
47  fps
204%
Quadro K5000M:
96  fps
Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
124  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
105  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
98  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
88  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
44  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
31  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
8  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
440%
Quadro K5000M:
311 323 ~ 317 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
57  fps
407%
Quadro K5000M:
232  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
59  fps
354%
Quadro K5000M:
209  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
42  fps
314%
Quadro K5000M:
129 134 ~ 132 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 K5000M:
252 279 ~ 266 fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K5000M:
121  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K5000M:
78  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K5000M:
39 40 ~ 40 fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
101  fps
81%
Quadro K5000M:
82  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
62  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
36  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
16  fps
269%
Quadro K5000M:
43  fps
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
76  fps
347%
Quadro K5000M:
261.4 267 ~ 264 fps
med. 1280x720
100%
Quadro K620M:
36  fps
272%
Quadro K5000M:
85 111 ~ 98 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
19  fps
205%
Quadro K5000M:
37.9 40 ~ 39 fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
185  fps
155%
Quadro K5000M:
271 302 ~ 287 fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
79  fps
137%
Quadro K5000M:
108  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
54  fps
180%
Quadro K5000M:
97  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
18  fps
317%
Quadro K5000M:
55 58 ~ 57 fps
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
Quadro K620M:
251  fps
100%
Quadro K5000M:
102 402 ~ 252 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
152  fps
147%
Quadro K5000M:
106 340 ~ 223 fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Quadro K620M:
49  fps
229%
Quadro K5000M:
103 121 ~ 112 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
26  fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro K620M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro K5000M → 222%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 254%

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