NVIDIA Quadro K620M vs NVIDIA Quadro K500M

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 K500M

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The NVIDIA Quadro K500M is an entry-level, 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 K500M only features a 64-Bit memory bus and 192 shader cores instead of 384. The Quadro K500M 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 K500M, 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 gaming performance should be similar to the consumer GeForce GT 620M.

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 K500M is rated at 35 Watt (TGP according to Nvidia) and therefore suited for medium-sized notebooks of 15-inches or greater.

NVIDIA Quadro K620MNVIDIA Quadro K500M
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 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 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 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 192 @ 0.85 GHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwellKepler
Cores384 - unified192 - unified
Core1029 - 1124 (Boost) MHz850 MHz
Memory2000 MHz1800 MHz
Bus64 Bit64 Bit
MemoryDDR3DDR3 / GDDR5
Max. Memory2048 MB2048 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, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play
Introduced01.03.2015 01.06.2012
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.de/object/mobile-works...
CodenameN14M-Q1
Transistors1300 Million
Size1/3
118mm2, CUDA, OpenCL 1.2, OpenGL 4.3

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
5.3 pt (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
6591 Points (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
9092 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
1424 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
1621 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
38601 Points (5%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
2526 Points (7%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
2434 Points (4%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
21.9 fps (7%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
18.6 fps (8%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
29 fps (5%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
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%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
6.6 Points (84%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K620M
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%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
508 Samples/s (3%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
1737 (4%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro K620M → NAN% n=

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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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
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
66  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
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
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
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
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
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
57  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
59  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
42  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
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
med. 1280x720
100%
Quadro K620M:
36  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
19  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
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro K620M:
152  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Quadro K620M:
49  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro K620M:
26  fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro K620M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

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