NVIDIA Quadro M520 vs NVIDIA Quadro 4000M

NVIDIA Quadro M520

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The Nvidia Quadro M520 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. That means its similar to the Quadro M500M (DDR3) but uses faster GDDR5 memory. The GeForce 940MX with GDDR5 memory is the consumer variant of the Quadro M520.

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

Currently the clock speeds are not known of the M520 variant. They should be similar to the consumer 940 MX with GDDR5. Therefore, the performance should be similar to the Quadro K620M.

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 M520 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 M520 is rated at 25 Watt TGP (max power consumption including memory and board). That is slightly below the M500M that is rated at 30 Watt. 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 4000M

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The NVIDIA Quadro 4000M is a professional workstation graphics card based on the Fermi architecture (or more specifically, probably the GF104). Unlike the 5010M, the 4000M does not support ECC memory and dual-precision (DP) floating point calculations.

The Quadro series offers certified drivers that are optimized for stability and performance in professional applications such as CAD or DCC. As a result, multiple scientific or business disciplines can make use of the workstation GPU. The OpenGL performance, for example, should be significantly better than consumer-oriented GeForce graphics cards of similar specifications.

The shader / CUDA cores can be accessed using DirectX 11 or OpenGL 4.1 for graphics rendering or DirectCompute, OpenCL, AXE, and CUDA for general purpose calculations. Due to the new Fermi core, the 4000M should offer higher performance in general purpose calculations compared to its predecessors.

Furthermore, the Nvidia Quadro 4000M is compatible with 3D Vision Pro, a new software solution by Nvidia for stereoscopic output.

The 4000M supports Nvidia Optimus in order to automatically switch between the integrated graphics card and the Quadro for power-saving purposes. Whether or not this feature is supported on a laptop, however, is dependent on the laptop manufacturer.

Similar to the GeForce GTX 480M, the Quadro 4000M is specified at 100 Watt TDP and is therefore only found in large laptops such as the Clevo D901F.

NVIDIA Quadro M520NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
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 (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 336 @ 475 MHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro M520 384 @ 756 - 1019 (Boost) MHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M (compare) 384 @ 837 - 876 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M (compare) 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 (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 336 @ 475 MHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro M520 384 @ 756 - 1019 (Boost) MHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M (compare) 384 @ 837 - 876 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M (compare) 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
ArchitectureMaxwellFermi
384 - 336 -
Core756 - 1019 (Boost) MHz475 MHz
Bus64 Bit256 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory1024 MB2048 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_0), 5.0DirectX 11, 5.0
Technology28 nm40 nm
FeaturesOptimus, PhysX, 3D Vision Pro, nView, OptimusOpenGl 4.1, FP32
Size
Introduced13.01.2017 22.02.2011
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.de/object/mobile-works...http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-mobi...
CodenameFermi
Shader950 MHz
Memory1200 MHz

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
684 Points (5%)
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
614 Points (4%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
166193 Points (31%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
20741 Points (3%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
8544 Points (14%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
13394 Points (7%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
2139 Points (8%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
2342 Points (6%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
33703 Points (4%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
2884 points (8%)
min: 2229     avg: 2334.5     median: 2334 (7%)     max: 2440 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
2658 points (5%)
min: 2025     avg: 2092     median: 2092 (4%)     max: 2159 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
11.4 fps (7%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
27.9 fps (10%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
28.8 fps (17%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
39.5 fps (18%)
31.4 fps (14%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
7.1 points (101%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
7.1 points (101%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M520
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M520
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
95.4 fps (17%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
27.3 fps (7%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
53.1 fps (13%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
11.6 fps (7%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
405 Samples/s (8%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
708 Samples/s (7%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
2045 Points (7%)
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
34.6 Watt (1%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
43.4 Watt (10%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M520 → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro 4000M → 88%

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

Prey

Prey

2017
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M520:
85.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
32.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
26.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
22  fps
Quadro M520:
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low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M520:
38.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
14.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
12  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
3.6  fps
Quadro M520:
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For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M520:
64.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
23  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
21.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
15.9  fps
Quadro M520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M520:
84  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
40  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
22.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
6.6  fps
Quadro M520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M520:
72.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
52.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
21.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
17.3  fps
Quadro M520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M520:
183.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
120.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
49.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
32.1  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Quadro M520:
13.7  fps
Quadro M520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M520:
56.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
43.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
33  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
28.2  fps
Quadro M520:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M520:
50.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
30.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
15.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
11.7  fps
Quadro M520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M520:
27.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
21  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
11.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
5.3  fps
Quadro M520:
»
low 1280x768
100%
Quadro M520:
23.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
14.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
12  fps
Quadro M520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M520:
52.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
31.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
14.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
11.2  fps
Quadro M520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M520:
46  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
20  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
18  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
12  fps
Quadro M520:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M520:
30  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
21.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
13.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
11.7  fps
Quadro M520:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M520:
94.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
60.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
31.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
22.8  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Quadro M520:
8.1  fps
Quadro M520:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M520:
78.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
48.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
22.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
19.1  fps
Quadro M520:
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Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M520:
60.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
36.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
17.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
7.4  fps
Quadro M520:
»
low 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
135.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
108.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
54  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
36.7  fps
4K 3840 x 2160
100%
Quadro M520:
11  fps
Quadro M520:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M520:
145.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
75.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
40.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
18.7  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Quadro M520:
14.7  fps
Quadro M520:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M520:
81.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
74.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
30.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
19.6  fps
Quadro M520:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M520:
68.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
51.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
18.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
12.2  fps
Quadro M520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M520:
54.6  fps
med. 1344x756
100%
Quadro M520:
32.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
22.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
16.2  fps
Quadro M520:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M520:
138.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
76.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
64.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
24.2  fps
Quadro M520:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M520:
188.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
97.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
59.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
28.8  fps
Quadro M520:
»
low 1024x768
Quadro 4000M:
180  fps
med. 1360x768
Quadro 4000M:
112  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro 4000M:
79  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 4000M:
71  fps
Quadro 4000M:
»
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
Quadro 4000M:
173  fps
ultra 1280x1024
Quadro 4000M:
62  fps
Quadro 4000M:
»
Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
Quadro 4000M:
279  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro 4000M:
165  fps
high 1280x1024
Quadro 4000M:
79  fps
Quadro 4000M:
»
Racedriver: GRID

Racedriver: GRID

2008
low 800x600
Quadro 4000M:
188  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro 4000M:
148  fps
high 1280x1024
Quadro 4000M:
117  fps
Quadro 4000M:
»

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