NVIDIA Quadro M520 vs NVIDIA Quadro 5010M

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 5010M

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The NVIDIA Quadro 5010M is a professional workstation graphics card based on the Fermi architecture (GF100 chip). Therefore, the 5010M is closely related to the  consumer GeForce GTX 480M. The Quadro 5010M is the successor to the Quadro 5000M and also offers ECC RAM and double-precision floating point cores.

The Quadro series offers certified drivers that are optimized for stability and performance in professional applications like CAD, DCC, medicine, or visualisation areas. The OpenGL performance, for example, should be significantly better than GeForce graphics cards with similar specifications.

The shader / CUDA cores can be accessed using DirectX 11 or OpenGL 4.1 for graphics rendering and DirectCompute, OpenCL, AXE, and CUDA for general purpose calculations. Due to the new Fermi architecture, the 5010M should offer higher levels of performance in general purpose calculations compared to its predecessors.

Furthermore, the Nvidia Quadro 5010M is compatible with the new stereoscopic solution by Nvidia called 3D Vision Pro.

To automatically switch between the integrated graphics card and the Quadro, the 5010M supports Nvidia Optimus. Note, however, that whether this feature is integrated or not depends on the notebook manufacturer.

Similar to the GeForce GTX 480M, the Quadro 5010M is specified at 100 Watt TDP. As a result, only very large laptops, such as the Clevo D901F, are able to house this high-end card.

At the time of arrival (Feb. 2011), the Quadro 5010M succeeds the older Quadrio FX 5000M as the fastest professional workstation graphic card for laptops.

NVIDIA Quadro M520NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
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 384 @ 450 MHz256 Bit @ 1300 MHz
Quadro 4000M (compare) 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 384 @ 450 MHz256 Bit @ 1300 MHz
Quadro 4000M (compare) 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 - 384 -
Core756 - 1019 (Boost) MHz450 MHz
Bus64 Bit256 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5 ECC
Max. Memory1024 MB4096 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_0), 5.0DirectX 11, 5.0
Technology28 nm40 nm
FeaturesOptimus, PhysX, 3D Vision Pro, nView, OptimusOpenGl 4.1, ECC Memory, FP64 IEEE 754
Size
Introduced13.01.2017 22.02.2011
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.de/object/mobile-works...http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-mobi...
CodenameN12E-Q5
Shader900 MHz
Memory1300 MHz
Transistors3000 Million

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: 3032     avg: 3066     median: 3066 (9%)     max: 3100 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
2658 points (5%)
2693 points (5%)
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
52873 Points (28%)
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
24769 Points (47%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
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%)
41.7 fps (19%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
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
7.5 points (107%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
7.5 points (107%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M520
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
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 (8%)
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 5010M → 106%

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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:
»
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
high 1360x768
Quadro 5010M:
105.4 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 5010M:
35.3 fps  fps
Quadro 5010M:
»
Crysis 2

Crysis 2

2011
high 1366x768
Quadro 5010M:
81.6 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 5010M:
28.2 fps  fps
Quadro 5010M:
»
high 1360x768
Quadro 5010M:
105  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 5010M:
72.8  fps
Quadro 5010M:
»
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
high 1360x768
Quadro 5010M:
268.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 5010M:
162.3  fps
Quadro 5010M:
»
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
high 1360x768
Quadro 5010M:
86.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 5010M:
51.9  fps
Quadro 5010M:
»
high 1360x768
Quadro 5010M:
98.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 5010M:
52.7  fps
Quadro 5010M:
»
high 1600x900
Quadro 5010M:
37.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 5010M:
14.6  fps
Quadro 5010M:
»
high 1366x768
Quadro 5010M:
88.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 5010M:
45.3  fps
Quadro 5010M:
»
high 1366x768
Quadro 5010M:
93.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 5010M:
62.5  fps
Quadro 5010M:
»
Risen

Risen

2009
high 1366x768
Quadro 5010M:
64.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 5010M:
41.9  fps
Quadro 5010M:
»
Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5

2009
high 1360x768
Quadro 5010M:
120.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 5010M:
73.3  fps
Quadro 5010M:
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Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
high 1366x768
Quadro 5010M:
108.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 5010M:
67  fps
Quadro 5010M:
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