NVIDIA Quadro M520 vs NVIDIA Quadro M600M

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 M600M

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The 28nm NVIDIA Quadro M600M is an entry-level DirectX 12 (FL 11_0) and OpenGL 4.5-compatible graphics card for mobile workstations. It is a 1st generation Maxwell GPU that is most likely built on the GM107 architecture with 384 of the 640 shader cores activated. Compared to the older Quadro K620M and consumer GeForce 940M, the GPU offers a 128-Bit memory bus that separates it from the GM108-based K620M. The M600M typically comes with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM clocked at 1250 MHz (5000 MHz effective at 80 GB/s instead of 16 GB/s on the K620M). 

In the Lenovo Thinkpad P70 the M600M is clocked at 837 - 876 MHz (Boost) for the shaders, and 1253 MHz (5012 MHz effektive) for the 2 GB GDDR5 from Samsung (thanks to our reader John for the GPU-Z screenshot).

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 Quadro M600M is about 20% faster than the previous Quadro K620M thanks to the wider 128-bit memory interface and pretty much right between the siblings Quadro M500M & Quadro M1000M. The consumer GPU GeForce 940MX is beaten by ~10-15%, while the GeForce GTX 950M is another 20% faster.

Using CUDA (Compute Capability 5.0) or OpenCL 1.2, the cores of the Quadro M600M can be used for general calculations.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the Quadro M600M is rated at the same 30 Watt TGP as the K620M including the board and memory components. Therefore, the card is also suited for thin and light notebooks.

NVIDIA Quadro M520NVIDIA Quadro M600M
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 (compare) 336 @ 475 MHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro M520 384 @ 756 - 1019 (Boost) MHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M 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 (compare) 336 @ 475 MHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro M520 384 @ 756 - 1019 (Boost) MHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M 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
ArchitectureMaxwellMaxwell
384 - 384 -
Core756 - 1019 (Boost) MHz837 - 876 (Boost) MHz
Bus64 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory1024 MB2048 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_0), 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), 5.0
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, PhysX, 3D Vision Pro, nView, OptimusOptimus, PhysX, 3D Vision Pro, nView, Optimus
Size
Introduced13.01.2017 02.10.2015
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.de/object/mobile-works...http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-for-...
Memory5012 MHz

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
684 Points (5%)
719 Points (5%)
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
614 Points (4%)
631 Points (4%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
166193 Points (31%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
20741 Points (3%)
66347 Points (9%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
8544 Points (14%)
13310 Points (22%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
13394 Points (7%)
18491 Points (10%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
2139 Points (8%)
2322 Points (9%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
2342 Points (6%)
2430 Points (6%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
33703 Points (4%)
73348 Points (10%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
2884 points (8%)
3216 points (9%)
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
2658 points (5%)
2911 points (6%)
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
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%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M520
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M520
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
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%)
104.3 fps (19%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
27.3 fps (7%)
59.4 fps (16%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
53.1 fps (13%)
49.8 fps (13%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
11.6 fps (7%)
45.9 fps (27%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
405 Samples/s (8%)
484 Samples/s (9%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
708 Samples/s (7%)
1016 Samples/s (9%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
2045 Points (7%)
1754 Points (6%)
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
34.6 Watt (8%)
59.5 Watt (14%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
43.4 Watt (10%)
48.6 Watt (11%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M520 → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M600M → 129%

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

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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:
»
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
56%
Quadro M600M:
36.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
23  fps
107%
Quadro M600M:
24.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
21.9  fps
105%
Quadro M600M:
23.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
15.9  fps
101%
Quadro M600M:
16  fps
Quadro M520:
»
Quadro M600M:
»
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
131%
Quadro M600M:
73.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
43.9  fps
97%
Quadro M600M:
42.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
33  fps
55%
Quadro M600M:
18.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
28.2  fps
58%
Quadro M600M:
16.3  fps
Quadro M520:
»
Quadro M600M:
»
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
107%
Quadro M600M:
29  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
21  fps
103%
Quadro M600M:
21.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
11.6  fps
99%
Quadro M600M:
11.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
5.3  fps
109%
Quadro M600M:
5.8  fps
Quadro M520:
»
Quadro M600M:
»
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
154%
Quadro M600M:
46.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
21.5  fps
133%
Quadro M600M:
28.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
13.3  fps
115%
Quadro M600M:
15.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
11.7  fps
109%
Quadro M600M:
12.7  fps
Quadro M520:
»
Quadro M600M:
»
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
106%
Quadro M600M:
83  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
48.9  fps
98%
Quadro M600M:
47.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
22.3  fps
96%
Quadro M600M:
21.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
19.1  fps
97%
Quadro M600M:
18.5  fps
Quadro M520:
»
Quadro M600M:
»
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
Quadro M600M:
43  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M600M:
26.2  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M600M:
14.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M600M:
7.6  fps
Quadro M600M:
»
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 1024x768
Quadro M600M:
103.9  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M600M:
65.2  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro M600M:
47.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M600M:
20.6  fps
Quadro M600M:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M520:
138.2  fps
92%
Quadro M600M:
127.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
76.9  fps
104%
Quadro M600M:
80.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro M520:
64.1  fps
112%
Quadro M600M:
71.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M520:
24.2  fps
111%
Quadro M600M:
26.9  fps
Quadro M520:
»
Quadro M600M:
»
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:
»

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro M520 → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro M600M → 102%

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