NVIDIA Quadro M520 vs NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

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 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 M520NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro M Series
Quadro M5500 compare 2048 @ 1.14 - 1.14 GHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M compare 1536 @ 0.96 - 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M 1280 @ 0.98 - 1.01 GHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M compare 1024 @ 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 compare 1024 @ 0.69 - 1.04 GHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 compare 640 @ 0.99 - 1.15 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M compare 640 @ 1.04 - 1.2 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M compare 512 @ 0.99 - 1.07 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M620 compare 512 @ 1.02 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro 5010M compare 384 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 1300 MHz
Quadro 4000M compare 336 @ 0.48 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro M520 384 @ 0.76 - 1.02 GHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M compare 384 @ 0.84 - 0.88 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M compare 384 @ 1.03 - 1.12 GHz64 Bit @ 4004 MHz
Quadro 5000M compare 320 @ 0.41 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro 3000M compare 240 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 625 MHz
Quadro 2000M compare 192 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro 1000M compare 96 @ 0.7 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro M5500 compare 2048 @ 1.14 - 1.14 GHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M compare 1536 @ 0.96 - 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M 1280 @ 0.98 - 1.01 GHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M compare 1024 @ 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 compare 1024 @ 0.69 - 1.04 GHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 compare 640 @ 0.99 - 1.15 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M compare 640 @ 1.04 - 1.2 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M compare 512 @ 0.99 - 1.07 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M620 compare 512 @ 1.02 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro 5010M compare 384 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 1300 MHz
Quadro 4000M compare 336 @ 0.48 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro M520 384 @ 0.76 - 1.02 GHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M compare 384 @ 0.84 - 0.88 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M compare 384 @ 1.03 - 1.12 GHz64 Bit @ 4004 MHz
Quadro 5000M compare 320 @ 0.41 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro 3000M compare 240 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 625 MHz
Quadro 2000M compare 192 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro 1000M compare 96 @ 0.7 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwellMaxwell
Cores384 - unified1280 - unified
Core756 - 1019 (Boost) MHz975 - 1013 (Boost) MHz
Bus64 Bit256 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory1024 MB4096 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_0), 5.0DirectX 12_1, 5.0
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, PhysX, 3D Vision Pro, nView, OptimusOptimus, PhysX, 3D Vision Pro, nView, Optimus
Size1/32/3
Introduced13.01.2017 02.10.2015
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.de/object/mobile-works...http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-for-...
Memory5012 MHz
Transistors5200 Million

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
5.4 pt (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
684 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
614 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
166193 Points (26%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
20741 Points (3%)
176003 Points (24%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
8544 Points (11%)
min: 13452     avg: 17686     median: 17686 (23%)     max: 21920 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
13394 Points (7%)
49204 Points (24%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
2139 Points (6%)
6937 Points (18%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
2342 Points (5%)
7723 Points (16%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
33703 Points (4%)
218874 Points (29%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
2884 Points (7%)
min: 9042     avg: 9296     median: 9295.5 (24%)     max: 9549 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
2658 Points (5%)
10259 Points (17%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro M520
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro M520
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
11.4 fps (6%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
27.9 fps (9%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
28.8 fps (13%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
39.5 fps (7%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
95.4 fps (10%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
27.3 fps (7%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
53.1 fps (12%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
11.6 fps (4%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
405 Samples/s (4%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
708 Samples/s (3%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
2045 (5%)
5686 (13%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
34.6 Watt (7%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
43.4 Watt (9%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M520 → 100% n=28

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M4000M → 331% n=28

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
low 1280x768
100%
Quadro M520:
23.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
14.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
12  fps
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
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
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M520:
30  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
21.5  fps
419%
Quadro M4000M:
90  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
13.3  fps
414%
Quadro M4000M:
55  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
11.7  fps
410%
Quadro M4000M:
48  fps
4K 3840x2160
Quadro M4000M:
20  fps
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M520:
138.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
76.9  fps
255%
Quadro M4000M:
196  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
64.1  fps
282%
Quadro M4000M:
181  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
24.2  fps
351%
Quadro M4000M:
85  fps
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

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro M520 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro M4000M → 355%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 412%

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