NVIDIA Quadro K500M: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA Quadro K500M
NVIDIA Quadro K500M
  • Interface MXM-A (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 850
  • Max video memory 2048 MB
  • Memory type DDR3 / GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 1800
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2012
Performance 1.80


NVIDIA started Quadro K500M sales 1 June 2012. This is Kepler architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 2 GB of DDR3 / GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.8 GHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 12.8 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-A (3.0) interface. Power consumption is at 35 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


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

General info

Of Quadro K500M's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating861
Value for money0.61
GPU code nameN14M-Q1
Market segmentMobile workstation
Release date1 June 2012 (9 years ago)
Price now$19.95 of 12999 (Quadro GV100)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Quadro K500M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro K500M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores192of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)
Core clock speed850 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Number of transistors1,270 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)35 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate13.60of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance326.4 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro K500M'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 sizemedium sized
InterfaceMXM-A (3.0)


Parameters of memory installed on Quadro K500M: 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 typeDDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width64 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1800 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth12.8 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro K500M. 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


Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro K500M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.


API support

APIs supported by Quadro K500M, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Quadro K500M. 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 K500M 1.80
  • Passmark

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 K500M 480

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Quadro K500M 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.

Relative perfomance

Overall Quadro K500M performance compared to nearest competitors among mobile workstation video cards.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro K500M from AMD is FirePro M2000, which is slower by 17% and lower by 54 positions in our rating.

AMD FirePro M2000 FirePro M2000

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro K500M:

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Similar GPUs

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

AMD FirePro M2000 FirePro M2000
NVIDIA Quadro K610M Quadro K610M
NVIDIA Quadro K1000M Quadro K1000M
NVIDIA Quadro 2000M Quadro 2000M
AMD FirePro W4170M FirePro W4170M

User rating

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