NVIDIA Quadro M1000M vs NVIDIA Quadro M500M

NVIDIA Quadro M1000M

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The 28nm NVIDIA Quadro M1000M is a mid-range DirectX 12 (FL 11_0) and OpenGL 4.5-compatible graphics card for mobile workstations. It is a 1st generation Maxwell-based GPU built on the GM107 architecture with 512 of the 640 shader cores activated. Therefore, the GPU is not similar to any current consumer card. The Geforce GTX 950M, for example, uses the full 640 shader cores. The Quadro M1000M is built for the Intel Skylake generation as the successor to the Kepler-based Quadro K1100M. The M1000M typically comes with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM clocked at 1250 MHz (5000 MHz effective at 80 GB/s compared to 44.8 GB/s on the K1100M). 

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 compared to GeForce graphics cards of similar specifications.

Performance

As the exact clock speed of the M1000M is still not known, we can only speculate on the performance of the card. However, it is a lower mid-range model from the mobile Quadro line in 2015. It should be slower than the GTX 950M in 3D gaming due to the lower shader count, but should easily outperform the old Quadro K1100M.

Using CUDA (Compute Capability 5.0) or OpenCL 1.2, the cores of the Quadro M1000M can be used for general calculations.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the Quadro M1000M is rated for a 40 Watt TGP including the board and memory components, which is 5 Watt lower than the K1100M. Therefore, the card is suited for 15-inch notebooks and greater.

NVIDIA Quadro M500M

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The Nvidia Quadro M500M is a DirectX 12 (FL 11_0) 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 M500M is the successor to the Quadro K620M which is also based on the Maxwell GM108 but lists a higher memory bandwidth of 16 vs. 14.4 GB/s. Therefore, it is also similar to the consumer GeForce 930M.

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

The performance should be slightly below the Quadro K620M (same chip, but slightly more memory bandwidth) and therefore positioned in the entry-level of dedicated graphics chips. For 3D games the Quadro M500M should be similar to the GeForce 930M. Therefore, only low-demanding games should run fluently.

Features

The feature set should include support for up to four 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 M500M 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 M500M (and M600M, K620M) is rated at 30 W. Therefore, the GPU is best suited for laptops 13 - 14-inches in size and above. The M500M also supports Optimus to automatically switch between an integrated graphics card and the Nvidia GPU.

NVIDIA Quadro M1000MNVIDIA Quadro M500M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro M Series
Quadro M5500 compare 2048 @ 1139 - 1140 MHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M compare 1536 @ 962 - 1051 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M compare 1280 @ 975 - 1013 MHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M compare 1024 @ 1050 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 compare 1024 @ 694 - 1038 MHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 compare 640 @ 991 - 1150 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M compare 640 @ 1038 - 1197 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M 512 @ 993 - 1072 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M620 compare 512 @ 1018 MHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro 5010M compare 384 @ 450 MHz256 Bit @ 1300 MHz
Quadro 4000M compare 336 @ 475 MHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro M520 compare 384 @ 756 - 1019 MHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M compare 384 @ 837 - 876 MHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M 384 @ 1029 - 1124 MHz64 Bit @ 4004 MHz
Quadro 5000M compare 320 @ 405 MHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro 3000M compare 240 @ 450 MHz256 Bit @ 625 MHz
Quadro 2000M compare 192 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro 1000M compare 96 @ 700 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro M5500 compare 2048 @ 1139 - 1140 MHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M compare 1536 @ 962 - 1051 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M compare 1280 @ 975 - 1013 MHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M compare 1024 @ 1050 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 compare 1024 @ 694 - 1038 MHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 compare 640 @ 991 - 1150 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M compare 640 @ 1038 - 1197 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M 512 @ 993 - 1072 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M620 compare 512 @ 1018 MHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro 5010M compare 384 @ 450 MHz256 Bit @ 1300 MHz
Quadro 4000M compare 336 @ 475 MHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro M520 compare 384 @ 756 - 1019 MHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M compare 384 @ 837 - 876 MHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M 384 @ 1029 - 1124 MHz64 Bit @ 4004 MHz
Quadro 5000M compare 320 @ 405 MHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro 3000M compare 240 @ 450 MHz256 Bit @ 625 MHz
Quadro 2000M compare 192 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro 1000M compare 96 @ 700 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwellMaxwell
Cores512 - unified384 - unified
Core993 - 1072 (Boost) MHz1029 - 1124 (Boost) MHz
Memory5000 MHz4004 MHz
Bus128 Bit64 Bit
MemoryGDDR5DDR3
Max. Memory4096 MB2048 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_0), 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), 5.0
Transistors1870 Million
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, PhysX, 3D Vision Pro, nView, OptimusOptimus, PhysX, 3D Vision Pro, nView, Optimus
Size2/32/3
Introduced02.10.2015 15.12.2015
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-for-...

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
8.9 pt (9%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
126522 Points (23%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 24523     avg: 33578     median: 33578 (5%)     max: 42633 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 15717     avg: 15949     median: 15948.5 (24%)     max: 16180 Points
min: 5986     avg: 6299     median: 6359 (10%)     max: 6491 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 23067     avg: 23422     median: 23422 (12%)     max: 23777 Points
min: 8211     avg: 8403     median: 8348 (4%)     max: 8703 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 3302     avg: 3323     median: 3323 (11%)     max: 3344 Points
min: 1387     avg: 1401     median: 1391.5 (5%)     max: 1432 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 3478     avg: 3498     median: 3497.5 (9%)     max: 3517 Points
min: 1585     avg: 1596     median: 1594.5 (4%)     max: 1610 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 41161     avg: 41908     median: 41907.5 (6%)     max: 42654 Points
min: 26395     avg: 38225     median: 40554 (5%)     max: 45396 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 4648     avg: 4661     median: 4660.5 (12%)     max: 4673 points
min: 2350     avg: 2431     median: 2447 (6%)     max: 2478 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 4225     avg: 4230     median: 4229.5 (8%)     max: 4234 points
min: 2222     avg: 2341     median: 2364.5 (5%)     max: 2412 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
min: 18.7     avg: 18.8     median: 18.8 (11%)     max: 18.9 fps
min: 6.1     avg: 6.3     median: 6.3 (4%)     max: 6.5 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
44.9 fps (15%)
min: 21     avg: 21.4     median: 21.4 (7%)     max: 21.7 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
min: 43.4     avg: 43.6     median: 43.6 (19%)     max: 43.8 fps
min: 19.1     avg: 19.6     median: 19.6 (9%)     max: 20 fps
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 61.3     avg: 62.3     median: 62.3 (12%)     max: 63.2 fps
min: 28.4     avg: 28.7     median: 28.7 (5%)     max: 28.9 fps
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
67.9 fps (11%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
28.5 fps (8%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
28.9 fps (7%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
12.4 fps (5%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 534     avg: 682     median: 682 (7%)     max: 830 Samples/s
min: 328     avg: 353     median: 354 (4%)     max: 378 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 889     avg: 1180     median: 1179.5 (11%)     max: 1470 Samples/s
min: 618     avg: 804     median: 850 (8%)     max: 945 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
2676 Points (10%)
min: 1690     avg: 1741     median: 1741 (6%)     max: 1792 Points

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M1000M → 100% n=35

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M500M → 56% n=35

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

Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
Quadro M500M:
49.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
28.3  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
22.2  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
30.3  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
18.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
10.4  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
137.8  fps
41%
Quadro M500M:
46.9 65.4 ~ 56 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
79.9  fps
44%
Quadro M500M:
32.4 38.2 ~ 35 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1000M:
43.5  fps
46%
Quadro M500M:
19.2 20.2 ~ 20 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1000M:
32  fps
41%
Quadro M500M:
11.9 13.1 ~ 13 fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Quadro M1000M:
13.2  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
35.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
29.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
16.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
14.5  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
56.5  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
33.3  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
15.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
13  fps
Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
121  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
65  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1000M:
30  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1000M:
14  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Quadro M1000M:
12  fps
low 1280x720
Quadro M500M:
27  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
21  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
10  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
7  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
54 59.4 ~ 57 fps
53%
Quadro M500M:
29 30.5 ~ 30 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
36.5 38 ~ 37 fps
49%
Quadro M500M:
17.9 18.9 ~ 18 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1000M:
17 20.8 ~ 19 fps
53%
Quadro M500M:
9.9 10.2 ~ 10 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1000M:
10.8 11 ~ 11 fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Quadro M1000M:
7 7.7 ~ 7 fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
261  fps
32%
Quadro M500M:
82.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
115  fps
29%
Quadro M500M:
32.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1000M:
62  fps
31%
Quadro M500M:
19.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1000M:
29  fps
44%
Quadro M500M:
12.7  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Quadro M1000M:
20  fps
F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
133  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
128  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1000M:
123  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1000M:
84  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
76  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
52  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1000M:
23  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1000M:
21  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M1000M:
169  fps
med. 1344x756
100%
Quadro M1000M:
131  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1000M:
34  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1000M:
26  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
248  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
143  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1000M:
82  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1000M:
43  fps
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
78  fps
44%
Quadro M500M:
33.7 35 ~ 34 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
53  fps
43%
Quadro M500M:
22.9 23.4 ~ 23 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
45  fps
42%
Quadro M500M:
18.6 19.1 ~ 19 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1000M:
23  fps
39%
Quadro M500M:
9.2 9.6 ~ 9 fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
166  fps
38%
Quadro M500M:
62.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
126  fps
38%
Quadro M500M:
48.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
107  fps
40%
Quadro M500M:
42.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1000M:
20  fps
53%
Quadro M500M:
10.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
54  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
48  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
34  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1000M:
12  fps
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
195  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
153  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
136  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1000M:
43  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
48.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
83  fps
46%
Quadro M500M:
38.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
49  fps
47%
Quadro M500M:
22.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1000M:
25  fps
46%
Quadro M500M:
11.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M1000M:
176.7 195 ~ 186 fps
49%
Quadro M500M:
89.1 89.9 94.9 ~ 91 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
111 115 ~ 113 fps
45%
Quadro M500M:
50.1 50.2 54 ~ 51 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
100 100.1 ~ 100 fps
42%
Quadro M500M:
40.3 40.5 43.8 ~ 42 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1000M:
37 38 ~ 38 fps
37%
Quadro M500M:
13.8 13.8 14.7 ~ 14 fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
217.5  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
93.6  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
48.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
24.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
279  fps
49%
Quadro M500M:
137.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
144  fps
44%
Quadro M500M:
62.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1000M:
98  fps
35%
Quadro M500M:
34.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1000M:
43  fps
40%
Quadro M500M:
17.3  fps
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
Quadro M500M:
78.5  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
57  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro M500M:
45.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
27.5  fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro M1000M → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro M500M → 43%

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