NVIDIA Quadro 500M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA Quadro 500M


NVIDIA started Quadro 500M sales 22 February 2011. This is Fermi architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 1 GB of DDR3 memory clocked at 1.8 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 28.8 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is MXM Module card attached via MXM-A (3.0) interface. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 35 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 4.18 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Quadro 500M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Code name
Release date
22 February 2011

Technical specs

Quadro 500M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro 500M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
700 MHz
Transistor count
585 million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
268.8 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro 500M's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
MXM-A (3.0)
MXM Module

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro 500M: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
128 Bit
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
28.8 GB/s
of 11404 (GRID K1)


Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro 500M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro 500M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Quadro 500M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Quadro 500M performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro 500M from AMD is FirePro W2100, which is slower by 17% and lower by 64 positions in our rating.

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