NVIDIA Quadro M600M vs NVIDIA Quadro M520

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 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 M600MNVIDIA Quadro M520
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro M Series
Quadro M5500 compare 2048 @ 1139 - 1140 MHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M compare 1536 @ 962 - 1051 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M compare 1280 @ 975 - 1013 MHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M compare 1024 @ 1050 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 compare 1024 @ 694 - 1038 MHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 compare 640 @ 991 - 1150 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M compare 640 @ 1038 - 1197 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M compare 512 @ 993 - 1072 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 MHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M 384 @ 837 - 876 MHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M compare 384 @ 1029 - 1124 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 MHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M compare 1536 @ 962 - 1051 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M compare 1280 @ 975 - 1013 MHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M compare 1024 @ 1050 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 compare 1024 @ 694 - 1038 MHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 compare 640 @ 991 - 1150 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M compare 640 @ 1038 - 1197 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M compare 512 @ 993 - 1072 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 MHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M 384 @ 837 - 876 MHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M compare 384 @ 1029 - 1124 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
Cores384 - unified384 - unified
Core837 - 876 (Boost) MHz756 - 1019 (Boost) MHz
Memory5012 MHz
Bus128 Bit64 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory2048 MB1024 MB
Shared Memorynono
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
Size2/31/3
Introduced02.10.2015 13.01.2017
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-for-...http://www.nvidia.de/object/mobile-works...

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
9 pt (10%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
719 Points (4%)
684 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
631 Points (3%)
614 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
66347 Points (9%)
20741 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
13310 Points (20%)
8544 Points (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
18491 Points (9%)
13394 Points (7%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
2322 Points (8%)
2139 Points (7%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
2430 Points (6%)
2342 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
73348 Points (10%)
33703 Points (4%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
3216 Points (8%)
2884 Points (7%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
2911 Points (5%)
2658 Points (5%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro M520
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro M520
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M520
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M520
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
104 fps (17%)
95.4 fps (15%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
59.4 fps (16%)
27.3 fps (7%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
49.8 fps (11%)
53.1 fps (12%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
45.9 fps (17%)
11.6 fps (4%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
484 Samples/s (5%)
405 Samples/s (4%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
1016 Samples/s (7%)
708 Samples/s (5%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
1754 (4%)
2045 (5%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
59.5 Watt (14%)
34.6 Watt (8%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
48.6 Watt (10%)
43.4 Watt (9%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M600M → 100% n=40

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M520 → 87% n=40

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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
Quadro M520:
85.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
32.8  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
26.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
22  fps
low 1280x720
Quadro M520:
38.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
14.3  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
12  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
3.6  fps
For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M600M:
36.3  fps
178%
Quadro M520:
64.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M600M:
24.6  fps
93%
Quadro M520:
23  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M600M:
23.1  fps
95%
Quadro M520:
21.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M600M:
16  fps
99%
Quadro M520:
15.9  fps
low 1280x720
Quadro M520:
84  fps
med. 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
40  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
22.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
6.6  fps
low 1280x720
Quadro M520:
72.2  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M520:
52.5  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
21.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
17.3  fps
low 1280x720
Quadro M520:
183.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M520:
120.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
49.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
32.1  fps
4K 3840x2160
Quadro M520:
13.7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M600M:
73.7  fps
77%
Quadro M520:
56.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M600M:
42.7  fps
103%
Quadro M520:
43.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M600M:
18.3  fps
180%
Quadro M520:
33  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M600M:
16.3  fps
173%
Quadro M520:
28.2  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M520:
50.8  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M520:
30.4  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
15.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
11.7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M600M:
29  fps
94%
Quadro M520:
27.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M600M:
21.6  fps
97%
Quadro M520:
21  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M600M:
11.5  fps
101%
Quadro M520:
11.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M600M:
5.8  fps
91%
Quadro M520:
5.3  fps
low 1280x768
Quadro M520:
23.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
14.3  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
12  fps
low 1280x720
Quadro M520:
52.2  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M520:
31.8  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
14.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
11.2  fps
low 1280x720
Quadro M520:
46  fps
med. 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
20  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
18  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
12  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M600M:
46.2  fps
65%
Quadro M520:
30  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M600M:
28.6  fps
75%
Quadro M520:
21.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M600M:
15.3  fps
87%
Quadro M520:
13.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M600M:
12.7  fps
92%
Quadro M520:
11.7  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M520:
94.5  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M520:
60.1  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
31.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
22.8  fps
4K 3840x2160
Quadro M520:
8.1  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M600M:
83  fps
94%
Quadro M520:
78.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M600M:
47.9  fps
102%
Quadro M520:
48.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M600M:
21.4  fps
104%
Quadro M520:
22.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M600M:
18.5  fps
103%
Quadro M520:
19.1  fps
Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
Quadro M520:
60.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M520:
36.2  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
17.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
7.4  fps
low 1366x768
Quadro M520:
135.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M520:
108.1  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
54  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
36.7  fps
4K 3840 x 2160
Quadro M520:
11  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M600M:
43  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M600M:
26.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M600M:
14.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M600M:
7.6  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M520:
145.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M520:
75.1  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
40.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
18.7  fps
4K 3840x2160
Quadro M520:
14.7  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M520:
81.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M520:
74.2  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
30.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
19.6  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M520:
68.2  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M520:
51.7  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
18.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
12.2  fps
low 1280x720
Quadro M520:
54.6  fps
med. 1344x756
Quadro M520:
32.9  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
22.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
16.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M600M:
103.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M600M:
65.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro M600M:
47.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M600M:
20.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M600M:
127.6  fps
108%
Quadro M520:
138.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M600M:
80.2  fps
96%
Quadro M520:
76.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro M600M:
71.7  fps
89%
Quadro M520:
64.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M600M:
26.9  fps
90%
Quadro M520:
24.2  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro M520:
188.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro M520:
97.9  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro M520:
59.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro M520:
28.8  fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro M600M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro M520 → 104%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 122%

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