NVIDIA Quadro M5500 vs NVIDIA Quadro 4000M vs NVIDIA Quadro M500M

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 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 M500M

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The Nvidia Quadro M500M 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. The Quadro M500M is the successor to the Quadro K620M which is also based on the Maxwell GM108 but lists a higher memory bandwidth of 16 vs. 14.4 GB/s. Therefore, it is also similar to the consumer GeForce 930M.

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

The performance should be slightly below the Quadro K620M (same chip, but slightly more memory bandwidth) and therefore positioned in the entry-level of dedicated graphics chips. For 3D games the Quadro M500M should be similar to the GeForce 930M. Therefore, only low-demanding games should run fluently.

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 M500M 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 M500M (and M600M, K620M) is rated at 30 W. 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 M5500NVIDIA Quadro 4000MNVIDIA Quadro M500M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro M Series
Quadro M5500 2048 @ 1139 - 1140 MHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M 1536 @ 962 - 1051 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M 1280 @ 975 - 1013 MHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M 1024 @ 1050 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 1024 @ 694 - 1038 MHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 640 @ 991 - 1150 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M 640 @ 1038 - 1197 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M 512 @ 993 - 1072 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 MHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M 384 @ 837 - 876 MHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M 384 @ 1029 - 1124 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 MHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M 1536 @ 962 - 1051 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M 1280 @ 975 - 1013 MHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M 1024 @ 1050 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 1024 @ 694 - 1038 MHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 640 @ 991 - 1150 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M 640 @ 1038 - 1197 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M 512 @ 993 - 1072 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 MHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M 384 @ 837 - 876 MHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M 384 @ 1029 - 1124 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 MHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M 1536 @ 962 - 1051 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M 1280 @ 975 - 1013 MHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M 1024 @ 1050 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 1024 @ 694 - 1038 MHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 640 @ 991 - 1150 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M 640 @ 1038 - 1197 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M 512 @ 993 - 1072 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 MHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M 384 @ 837 - 876 MHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M 384 @ 1029 - 1124 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
ArchitectureMaxwellFermiMaxwell
Cores2048 - unified336 - unified384 - unified
Core1139 - 1140 (Boost) MHz475 MHz1029 - 1124 (Boost) MHz
Memory6606 MHz1200 MHz4004 MHz
Bus256 Bit256 Bit64 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5DDR3
Max. Memory8192 MB2048 MB2048 MB
Shared Memorynonono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 11, 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), 5.0
Transistors5200 Million
Technology28 nm40 nm28 nm
FeaturesCUDA, 3D Vision, PhysX, GeForce Experience, Surround, GameStream, GPU Boost 2.0, Adaptive Vertical Sync, G-SYNC, SLIOpenGl 4.1, FP32Optimus, PhysX, 3D Vision Pro, nView, Optimus
Size2/32/32/3
Introduced04.04.2016 22.02.2011 15.12.2015
CodenameFermi
Shader950 MHz
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-mobi...

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
126522 Points (23%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 24523     avg: 33578     median: 33578 (5%)     max: 42633 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 5986     avg: 6299     median: 6359 (10%)     max: 6491 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 8211     avg: 8403     median: 8348 (4%)     max: 8703 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 1387     avg: 1401     median: 1391.5 (5%)     max: 1432 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 1585     avg: 1596     median: 1594.5 (4%)     max: 1610 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 26395     avg: 38225     median: 40554 (5%)     max: 45396 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
14413 points (37%)
min: 2229     avg: 2335     median: 2334.5 (6%)     max: 2440 points
min: 2350     avg: 2431     median: 2447 (6%)     max: 2478 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 2025     avg: 2092     median: 2092 (4%)     max: 2159 points
min: 2222     avg: 2341     median: 2364.5 (5%)     max: 2412 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
min: 6.1     avg: 6.3     median: 6.3 (4%)     max: 6.5 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
min: 21     avg: 21.4     median: 21.4 (7%)     max: 21.7 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
min: 19.1     avg: 19.6     median: 19.6 (9%)     max: 20 fps
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
31.4 fps (6%)
min: 28.4     avg: 28.7     median: 28.7 (5%)     max: 28.9 fps
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
7.1 points (90%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
7.1 points (90%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M5500
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA Quadro M500M
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
67.9 fps (11%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
28.5 fps (8%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
28.9 fps (7%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
12.4 fps (5%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 328     avg: 353     median: 354 (4%)     max: 378 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 618     avg: 804     median: 850 (8%)     max: 945 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 1690     avg: 1741     median: 1741 (6%)     max: 1792 Points

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M5500 → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro 4000M → 95%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M500M → 78%

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

Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
Quadro M500M:
49.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
28.3  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
22.2  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
30.3  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
18.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
10.4  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
46.9 65.4 ~ 56 fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
32.4 38.2 ~ 35 fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
19.2 20.2 ~ 20 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
11.9 13.1 ~ 13 fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
35.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
29.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
16.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
14.5  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
56.5  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
33.3  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
15.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
13  fps
low 1280x720
Quadro M500M:
27  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
21  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
10  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
7  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
29 30.5 ~ 30 fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
17.9 18.9 ~ 18 fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
9.9 10.2 ~ 10 fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
82.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
32.8  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
19.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
12.7  fps
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
33.7 35 ~ 34 fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
22.9 23.4 ~ 23 fps
high 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
18.6 19.1 ~ 19 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
9.2 9.6 ~ 9 fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
62.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
48.1  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
42.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
10.5  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
48.9  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
38.3  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
22.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
11.6  fps
low 1280x720
Quadro M500M:
89.1 89.9 94.9 ~ 91 fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
50.1 50.2 54 ~ 51 fps
high 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
40.3 40.5 43.8 ~ 42 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
13.8 13.8 14.7 ~ 14 fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
217.5  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
93.6  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
48.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
24.2  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
137.8  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
62.7  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro M500M:
34.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
17.3  fps
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
Quadro M500M:
78.5  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro M500M:
57  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro M500M:
45.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M500M:
27.5  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro 4000M:
180  fps
med. 1360x768
Quadro 4000M:
112  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro 4000M:
79  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro 4000M:
71  fps
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

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

Sims 3

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

Racedriver: GRID

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