NVIDIA Quadro 5010M: specs and benchmarks

Price now 134$
Games supported 66%
NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
  • Interface MXM-B (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 450
  • Max video memory 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5 ECC
  • Memory clock speed 1300
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2011
Performance 7.09


NVIDIA started Quadro 5010M sales 22 February 2011. This is Fermi architecture notebook card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 4 GB of GDDR5 ECC memory clocked at 1.3 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 83.2 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. Power consumption is at 100 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of Quadro 5010M's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating484
Value for money2.96
GPU code nameN12E-Q5
Market segmentMobile workstation
Release date22 February 2011 (10 years ago)
Price now$134 of 12999 (Quadro GV100)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Quadro 5010M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro 5010M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores384of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)
Core clock speed450 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Number of transistors3,000 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)100 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate21.60of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance691.2 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro 5010M's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizelarge
InterfaceMXM-B (3.0)


Parameters of memory installed on Quadro 5010M: 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 typeGDDR5 ECC
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1300 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth83.2 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro 5010M. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported by Quadro 5010M, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Quadro 5010M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Quadro 5010M 7.09
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • Passmark

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Quadro 5010M 2693

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Quadro 5010M 12991

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Quadro 5010M 1891

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Quadro 5010M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:


Relative perfomance

Overall Quadro 5010M performance compared to nearest competitors among mobile workstation video cards.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro 5010M from AMD is FirePro M6000, which is slower by 4% and lower by 8 positions in our rating.

AMD FirePro M6000 FirePro M6000

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro 5010M:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

AMD FirePro M6000 FirePro M6000
ATI FirePro M7740 FirePro M7740
NVIDIA Quadro K4000M Quadro K4000M
NVIDIA Quadro 5000M Quadro 5000M
AMD FirePro M6100 FirePro M6100
AMD FirePro M5100 FirePro M5100

User rating

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