NVIDIA Quadro M5500 vs NVIDIA Quadro 3000M vs NVIDIA Quadro 2000M

NVIDIA Quadro M5500

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The Nvidia Quadro M5500 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 2048 shader cores activated and is manufactured in 28 nm at TSMC. Therefore, the GPU is similar to the consumer Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 (Notebook). Compared to the slower and less power hungry Quadro M5000M, the M5500 offers 512 more shaders which should result in 30-40% more performance according to Nvidia.

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.

Using CUDA (Compute Capability 5.2) or OpenCL 1.2, the cores of the Quadro M5000M can be used for general calculations.

The power consumption of the Quadro M5000M is rated at the same TGP of 150 Watt. Therefore, the card is suited for very large notebooks with 17-inch displays or greater.

The first laptop with the M5500 in it is the MSI WT72 Workstation.

NVIDIA Quadro 3000M

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The NVIDIA Quadro 3000M is a professional workstation graphics card based on the Fermi architecture (probably GF104 like the GeForce GTX 470M). Compared to the 5010M, the 3000M does not support ECC memory and DP floating point calculations.

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 similar specified GeForce graphics cards.

The shader / CUDA cores can be accessed using DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.1 for graphic rendering and DirectCompute, OpenCL, AXE, and CUDA for general purpose calculations. Due to the new Fermi core, the 3000M should offer a high performance in general purpose calculations.

Furthermore, the Nvidia Quadro 3000M is compatible with the new stereoscopic solution by Nvidia called: NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro.

To automatically switch between the processor graphics card and the Quadro, the 3000M supports Nvidia Optimus (if the laptop vendor chooses to integrate it).

As the GeForce GTX 470M, the Quadro 3000M is specified at 75 Watt TDP and therefore only suited for large laptops with 17 inch displays.

NVIDIA Quadro 2000M

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The NVIDIA Quadro 2000M is a professional workstation graphics card based on the Fermi architecture (likely the GF104 or GF106). It offers the same amount of shaders like the GeForce GTX 460M, but only a 128 Bit memory bus for DDR3 memory. The slow DDR3 memory in particular could be a bottleneck to the GPU

The Quadro series offers certified drivers that are optimized for stability and performance in professional applications like CAD, DCC, medicine, or visualisation areas. OpenGL performance, for example, should be significantly better than GeForce graphics cards of 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 core, the 2000M should offer high performance in general purpose calculations.

Furthermore, the Nvidia Quadro 2000M is compatible with the new stereoscopic solution by Nvidia, NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro.

To automatically switch between the processor graphics card and the Quadro, the 2000M supports Nvidia Optimus. The implementation of the technology into specific notebook models is dependent on the laptop vendor.

The Quadro 2000M is specified at 55 Watt TDP and is therefore best suited for 15.6" or greater laptops.

NVIDIA Quadro M5500NVIDIA Quadro 3000MNVIDIA Quadro 2000M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro M Series
Quadro M5500 2048 @ 1139 - 1140 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M 1536 @ 962 - 1051 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M 1280 @ 975 - 1013 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M 1024 @ 1050 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 1024 @ 694 - 1038 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 640 @ 991 - 1150 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M 640 @ 1038 - 1197 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M 512 @ 993 - 1072 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M620 512 @ 1018 MHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro 5010M 384 @ 450 MHz256 Bit @ 1300 MHz
Quadro 4000M 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 384 @ 1029 - 1124 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 4004 MHz
Quadro 5000M 320 @ 405 MHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro 3000M 240 @ 450 MHz256 Bit @ 625 MHz
Quadro 2000M 192 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro 1000M 96 @ 700 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro M5500 2048 @ 1139 - 1140 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M 1536 @ 962 - 1051 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M 1280 @ 975 - 1013 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M 1024 @ 1050 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 1024 @ 694 - 1038 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 640 @ 991 - 1150 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M 640 @ 1038 - 1197 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M 512 @ 993 - 1072 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M620 512 @ 1018 MHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro 5010M 384 @ 450 MHz256 Bit @ 1300 MHz
Quadro 4000M 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 384 @ 1029 - 1124 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 4004 MHz
Quadro 5000M 320 @ 405 MHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro 3000M 240 @ 450 MHz256 Bit @ 625 MHz
Quadro 2000M 192 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro 1000M 96 @ 700 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro M5500 2048 @ 1139 - 1140 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M 1536 @ 962 - 1051 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M 1280 @ 975 - 1013 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M 1024 @ 1050 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 1024 @ 694 - 1038 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 640 @ 991 - 1150 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M 640 @ 1038 - 1197 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M 512 @ 993 - 1072 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M620 512 @ 1018 MHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro 5010M 384 @ 450 MHz256 Bit @ 1300 MHz
Quadro 4000M 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 384 @ 1029 - 1124 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 4004 MHz
Quadro 5000M 320 @ 405 MHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro 3000M 240 @ 450 MHz256 Bit @ 625 MHz
Quadro 2000M 192 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro 1000M 96 @ 700 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwellFermiFermi
2048 - 240 - 192 -
Core1139 - 1140 (Boost) MHz450 MHz550 MHz
Memory6606 MHz625 MHz900 MHz
Bus256 Bit256 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5DDR3
Max. Memory8192 MB2048 MB2048 MB
nonono
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_1)DirectX 11, 5.0DirectX 11, 5.0
Transistors5200 Million
Technology28 nm40 nm40 nm
FeaturesCUDA, 3D Vision, PhysX, GeForce Experience, Surround, GameStream, GPU Boost 2.0, Adaptive Vertical Sync, G-SYNC, SLIOpenGl 4.1, FP32OpenGl 4.1, FP32
Size
Introduced04.04.2016 22.02.2011 22.02.2011
CodenameFermiFermi
Shader900 MHz1100 MHz

3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
14413 points (41%)
1742 points (5%)
min: 1416     avg: 1421.7     median: 1421 (4%)     max: 1428 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
1539 points (3%)
min: 1259     avg: 1261     median: 1261 (2%)     max: 1263 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
21287 Points (40%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 14     avg: 17     median: 16 (7%)     max: 19 fps
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
6.9 points (99%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
6.9 points (99%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M5500

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M5500 → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro 3000M → 94%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro 2000M → 94%

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

low 800x600
Quadro 2000M:
86.7  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro 2000M:
75  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro 2000M:
71.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 2000M:
41.7  fps
Quadro 2000M:
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Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
high 1360x768
Quadro 3000M:
206.2  fps
Quadro 2000M:
92  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 3000M:
127.3  fps
Quadro 2000M:
59  fps
Quadro 3000M:
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Quadro 2000M:
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Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
Quadro 2000M:
92  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro 2000M:
71  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro 2000M:
59.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 2000M:
35.1  fps
Quadro 2000M:
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low 1024x768
Quadro 2000M:
165 243 ~ 204 fps
med. 1360x768
Quadro 2000M:
82  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro 2000M:
45  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 2000M:
23 37 ~ 30 fps
Quadro 2000M:
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med. 1360x768
Quadro 3000M:
53.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 3000M:
11.5  fps
Quadro 3000M:
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med. 1366x768
Quadro 2000M:
64.6  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro 2000M:
46.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 2000M:
22.8  fps
Quadro 2000M:
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low 800x600
Quadro 2000M:
200.3  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro 2000M:
74.8  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro 2000M:
59.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 2000M:
37.6  fps
Quadro 2000M:
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Risen

Risen

2009
med. 1024x768
Quadro 3000M:
66.7  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro 3000M:
39.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 3000M:
30.4  fps
Quadro 3000M:
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Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
med. 1024x768
Quadro 3000M:
104.8  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro 3000M:
70.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 3000M:
43.3  fps
Quadro 3000M:
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Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
med. 1024x768
Quadro 3000M:
113.5  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro 3000M:
71.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 3000M:
40  fps
Quadro 3000M:
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Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
Quadro 3000M:
187.6  fps
Quadro 2000M:
62  fps
ultra 1280x1024
Quadro 3000M:
52.4  fps
Quadro 2000M:
36 43 ~ 40 fps
Quadro 3000M:
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Quadro 2000M:
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Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
Quadro 2000M:
269  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro 2000M:
93  fps
high 1280x1024
Quadro 2000M:
47.9  fps
Quadro 2000M:
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