NVIDIA Quadro M1200 vs NVIDIA Quadro M500M

NVIDIA Quadro M1200

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The 28 nm Nvidia Quadro M1200 is a mid-range DirectX 12 (FL 11_0) and OpenGL 4.5-compatible graphics card for mobile workstations. It is a (first generation) Maxwell-based GPU built on the GM107 chip with 640 shader cores. Therefore, the GPU is similar to the consumer Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M. The Quadro M1200M is built for the Intel Skylake generation and is the successor to the Quadro M1000M (950M based).

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

The performance of the Quadro M1200 is on a level to the previous generation M2000M which is also based on the 960M. In games it is comparable to the GTX 960M although the driver support is not optimized for gaming.

Using CUDA (Compute Capability 5.0) or OpenCL 1.2, the cores of the Quadro M2000M can be used for general calculations.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the Quadro M1200 is rated for the same TGP of 45 Watt (32.5 Watt TDP) and therefore a bit lower than the M2000M with 55 Watt TGP.

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 M1200NVIDIA Quadro M500M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro M Series
Quadro M5500 (compare) 2048 @ 1139 - 1140 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M (compare) 1536 @ 962 - 1051 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M (compare) 1280 @ 975 - 1013 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M (compare) 1024 @ 1050 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 (compare) 1024 @ 694 - 1038 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 640 @ 991 - 1150 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M (compare) 640 @ 1038 - 1197 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M (compare) 512 @ 993 - 1072 (Boost) 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 (Boost) MHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M (compare) 384 @ 837 - 876 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M 384 @ 1029 - 1124 (Boost) 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 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M (compare) 1536 @ 962 - 1051 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M (compare) 1280 @ 975 - 1013 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M (compare) 1024 @ 1050 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 (compare) 1024 @ 694 - 1038 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 640 @ 991 - 1150 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M (compare) 640 @ 1038 - 1197 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M (compare) 512 @ 993 - 1072 (Boost) 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 (Boost) MHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M (compare) 384 @ 837 - 876 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M 384 @ 1029 - 1124 (Boost) 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
CodenameN17P-Q1
ArchitectureMaxwellMaxwell
640 - 384 -
Core991 - 1150 (Boost) MHz1029 - 1124 (Boost) MHz
Memory5000 MHz4004 MHz
Bus128 Bit64 Bit
MemoryGDDR5DDR3
Max. Memory4096 MB2048 MB
nono
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
Size
Introduced13.01.2017 15.12.2015
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.de/object/mobile-works...

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
11.7 pt (12%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
1290 Points (9%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
240298 Points (45%)
126522 Points (24%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
42129 Points (6%)
min: 24523     avg: 33578     median: 33578 (5%)     max: 42633 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 12632     avg: 14705     median: 13600 (20%)     max: 17884 Points
min: 5986     avg: 6299     median: 6359 (10%)     max: 6491 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 26860     avg: 27557     median: 27557 (14%)     max: 28254 Points
min: 8211     avg: 8403     median: 8348 (4%)     max: 8703 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 3759     avg: 3846     median: 3878 (14%)     max: 3900 Points
min: 1387     avg: 1401     median: 1391.5 (5%)     max: 1432 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 4118     avg: 4142     median: 4141.5 (10%)     max: 4165 Points
min: 1585     avg: 1596     median: 1594.5 (4%)     max: 1610 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
63463 Points (8%)
min: 26395     avg: 38225     median: 40554 (5%)     max: 45396 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 5513     avg: 5515     median: 5514.5 (16%)     max: 5516 points
min: 2350     avg: 2431     median: 2447 (7%)     max: 2478 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 5105     avg: 5310     median: 5310 (10%)     max: 5515 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 M1200
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
27.7 fps (17%)
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
30.1 fps (10%)
min: 21     avg: 21.4     median: 21.4 (7%)     max: 21.7 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
28.9 fps (13%)
min: 19.1     avg: 19.6     median: 19.6 (9%)     max: 20 fps
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
28.1 fps (5%)
min: 28.4     avg: 28.7     median: 28.7 (5%)     max: 28.9 fps
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M1200
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M1200
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M1200
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M1200
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M1200
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M1200
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M1200
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M1200
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M1200
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M1200
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M1200
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M1200
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M1200
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M1200
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M1200
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M1200
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M1200
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M1200
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M1200
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M1200
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: 656     avg: 818     median: 817.5 (15%)     max: 979 Samples/s
min: 328     avg: 353     median: 354 (7%)     max: 378 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 852     avg: 1207     median: 1207 (11%)     max: 1562 Samples/s
min: 618     avg: 804     median: 850 (8%)     max: 945 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
388 Points (1%)
min: 1690     avg: 1741     median: 1741 (6%)     max: 1792 Points
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 74.8     avg: 87.5     median: 87.5 (19%)     max: 100.2 Watt

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M1200 → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M500M → 70%

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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
Quadro M500M:
»
Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M1200:
79  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1200:
66  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1200:
37  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1200:
34  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Quadro M1200:
12  fps
Quadro M1200:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M1200:
88.1  fps
34%
Quadro M500M:
30.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1200:
49.2  fps
38%
Quadro M500M:
18.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1200:
28.4  fps
37%
Quadro M500M:
10.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1200:
23.9  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Quadro M1200:
9.9  fps
Quadro M1200:
»
Quadro M500M:
»
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
46.9 65.4 ~ 56 fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
32.4 38.2 ~ 35 fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
19.2 20.2 ~ 20 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
11.9 13.1 ~ 13 fps
Quadro M500M:
»
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
Quadro M500M:
»
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
Quadro M500M:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M1200:
74  fps
36%
Quadro M500M:
27  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1200:
63  fps
33%
Quadro M500M:
21  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1200:
35  fps
29%
Quadro M500M:
10  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1200:
29  fps
24%
Quadro M500M:
7  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Quadro M1200:
11  fps
Quadro M1200:
»
Quadro M500M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M1200:
73.6  fps
41%
Quadro M500M:
29 30.5 ~ 30 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1200:
45.9  fps
39%
Quadro M500M:
17.9 18.9 ~ 18 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1200:
26.3 29 fps ~ 28 fps
36%
Quadro M500M:
9.9 10.2 ~ 10 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1200:
13 fps  fps
Quadro M1200:
»
Quadro M500M:
»
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
82.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
32.8  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
19.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
12.7  fps
Quadro M500M:
»
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M1200:
93.3  fps
36%
Quadro M500M:
33.7 35 ~ 34 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1200:
58.9  fps
39%
Quadro M500M:
22.9 23.4 ~ 23 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1200:
50.1  fps
38%
Quadro M500M:
18.6 19.1 ~ 19 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1200:
26.2  fps
34%
Quadro M500M:
9.2 9.6 ~ 9 fps
Quadro M1200:
»
Quadro M500M:
»
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
62.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
48.1  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
42.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
10.5  fps
Quadro M500M:
»
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
48.9  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
38.3  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
22.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
11.6  fps
Quadro M500M:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M1200:
189 224.7 ~ 207 fps
44%
Quadro M500M:
89.1 89.9 94.9 ~ 91 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1200:
130.8 137 ~ 134 fps
38%
Quadro M500M:
50.1 50.2 54 ~ 51 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro M1200:
113.1 125 ~ 119 fps
35%
Quadro M500M:
40.3 40.5 43.8 ~ 42 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M1200:
42.6 47 ~ 45 fps
31%
Quadro M500M:
13.8 13.8 14.7 ~ 14 fps
Quadro M1200:
»
Quadro M500M:
»
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
Quadro M500M:
»
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
137.8  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
62.7  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
34.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
17.3  fps
Quadro M500M:
»
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
Quadro M500M:
»

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro M1200 → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro M500M → 36%

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