NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs NVIDIA Quadro M500M

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

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The Nvidia Quadro M4000M is a high-end, DirectX 12 (FL_12_1) and OpenGL 4.5-compatible graphics card for mobile workstations. It is a Maxwell-based GPU built on the GM204 chip with all 1280 of the 1536 shader cores activated and is manufactured in 28 nm at TSMC. Therefore, the GPU is similar to the consumer Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M. The Quadro M4000M is built for the Intel Skylake generation and is a successor to the Quadro K4100M (Kepler-based). The M4000M usually comes with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM clocked at 1250 MHz (5000 MHz effective, 160 GB/s opposed to 102.4 GB/s of the K4100M). 

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 clock speeds of the Quadro M4000M are very similar to the GTX 970M based on the same chip. The base clock is slightly higher with 975 versus 924 MHz but the Boost speed is lower at 1013 versus 1038 MHz. Therefore, with good cooling the GTX 970M should be slightly faster. Compared to the Quadro line-up, it is the second fastest Quadro card in 2015 and therefore clearly faster than the old Quadro K4100M.

Using CUDA (Compute Capability 5.2) or OpenCL 1.2, the cores of the Quadro M4000M can be used for general calculations.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the Quadro M4000M is rated at the same TGP of 100 Watt as the M5000M and older K5100M/K4100M (including the board and memory components). Therefore, the card is suited for large notebooks with 17-inch displays or 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 M4000MNVIDIA 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 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 (compare) 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 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 (compare) 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
ArchitectureMaxwellMaxwell
1280 - 384 -
Core975 - 1013 (Boost) MHz1029 - 1124 (Boost) MHz
Memory5012 MHz4004 MHz
Bus256 Bit64 Bit
MemoryGDDR5DDR3
Max. Memory4096 MB2048 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 12_1, 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), 5.0
Transistors5200 Million
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, PhysX, 3D Vision Pro, nView, OptimusOptimus, PhysX, 3D Vision Pro, nView, Optimus
Size
Introduced02.10.2015 15.12.2015
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-for-...

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
126522 Points (24%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
176003 Points (24%)
min: 24523     avg: 33578     median: 33578 (5%)     max: 42633 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 13452     avg: 17686     median: 17686 (29%)     max: 21920 Points
min: 5986     avg: 6298.8     median: 6359 (10%)     max: 6491 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
49204 Points (27%)
min: 8211     avg: 8402.5     median: 8348 (5%)     max: 8703 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
6937 Points (26%)
min: 1387     avg: 1400.5     median: 1391 (5%)     max: 1432 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
7723 Points (19%)
min: 1585     avg: 1596     median: 1594 (4%)     max: 1610 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
218874 Points (29%)
min: 26395     avg: 38224.8     median: 40554 (5%)     max: 45396 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 9042     avg: 9295.5     median: 9295 (27%)     max: 9549 points
min: 2350     avg: 2430.5     median: 2447 (7%)     max: 2478 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
10259 points (20%)
min: 2222     avg: 2340.8     median: 2364 (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 M500M
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
6.3 fps (4%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
21.4 fps (8%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
min: 19     avg: 19.6     median: 19 (11%)     max: 20 fps
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
28.7 fps (13%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
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 (12%)
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 (7%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 328     avg: 353.3     median: 354 (7%)     max: 378 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 618     avg: 804.3     median: 850 (8%)     max: 945 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
5686 Points (20%)
min: 1690     avg: 1741     median: 1741 (6%)     max: 1792 Points

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M4000M → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M500M → 58%

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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:
»
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
30.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M4000M:
90  fps
21%
Quadro M500M:
18.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M4000M:
55  fps
19%
Quadro M500M:
10.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M4000M:
48  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Quadro M4000M:
20  fps
Quadro M4000M:
»
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
Quadro M500M:
27  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
21  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
10  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
7  fps
Quadro M500M:
»
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
29 30.5 ~ 30 fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
17.9 18.9 ~ 18 fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
9.9 10.2 ~ 10 fps
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
Quadro M500M:
33.7 35 ~ 34 fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
22.9 23.4 ~ 23 fps
high 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
18.6 19.1 ~ 19 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
9.2 9.6 ~ 9 fps
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
Quadro M500M:
89.1 89.9 94.9 ~ 91 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M4000M:
196  fps
26%
Quadro M500M:
50.1 50.2 54 ~ 51 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro M4000M:
181  fps
23%
Quadro M500M:
40.3 40.5 43.8 ~ 42 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M4000M:
85  fps
16%
Quadro M500M:
13.8 13.8 14.7 ~ 14 fps
Quadro M4000M:
»
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:
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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:
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Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro M4000M → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro M500M → 21%

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