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 MHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M compare 1536 @ 962 - 1051 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M 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 compare 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 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 compare 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
Cores1280 - unified384 - unified
Core975 - 1013 (Boost) MHz1029 - 1124 (Boost) MHz
Memory5012 MHz4004 MHz
Bus256 Bit64 Bit
MemoryGDDR5DDR3
Max. Memory4096 MB2048 MB
Shared Memorynono
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
Size2/32/3
Introduced02.10.2015 15.12.2015
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-for-...

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
28.2 pt (31%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
176003 Points (24%)
min: 24523     avg: 33578     median: 33578 (5%)     max: 42633 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 13452     avg: 17686     median: 17686 (26%)     max: 21920 Points
min: 5986     avg: 6299     median: 6359 (10%)     max: 6491 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
49204 Points (25%)
min: 8211     avg: 8403     median: 8348 (4%)     max: 8703 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
6937 Points (23%)
min: 1387     avg: 1401     median: 1391.5 (5%)     max: 1432 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
7723 Points (18%)
min: 1585     avg: 1596     median: 1594.5 (4%)     max: 1610 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
218874 Points (29%)
min: 26395     avg: 38225     median: 40554 (5%)     max: 45396 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 9042     avg: 9296     median: 9295.5 (24%)     max: 9549 Points
min: 2350     avg: 2431     median: 2447 (6%)     max: 2478 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
10259 Points (17%)
min: 2222     avg: 2341     median: 2364.5 (4%)     max: 2412 Points
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
5686 (13%)
min: 1690     avg: 1741     median: 1741 (4%)     max: 1792

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M4000M → 100% n=28

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M500M → 33% n=28

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 M4000M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro M500M → 21%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 25%

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