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 1.21


NVIDIA started Quadro K500M sales 1 June 2012. This is a 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 4090.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090

General info

Some basic facts about Quadro K500M: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating943
Value for money0.61
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)
GPU code nameN14M-Q1
Market segmentMobile workstation
Release date1 June 2012 (10 years old)
Current price$19.95 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed850 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors1,270 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)35 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate13.60of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance326.4 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Dimensions and compatibility

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 have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeDDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width64 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1800 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
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 graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

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

Synthetic benchmark performance of Quadro K500M. Overall 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 1.21
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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.

Benchmark coverage: 24%

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Gaming performance

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.

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Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 1−2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 1−2
Red Dead Redemption 2 3−4
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 1−2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 1−2
Metro Exodus 3−4
Red Dead Redemption 2 3−4
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 3−4
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 1−2
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 1−2
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 3−4
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4−5
Hitman 3 3−4
Horizon Zero Dawn 4−5
Metro Exodus 3−4
Red Dead Redemption 2 0−1
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 5−6
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
Far Cry 5 3−4
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2−3
Hitman 3 2−3
Horizon Zero Dawn 4−5
Red Dead Redemption 2 0−1
Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 5−6

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

The nearest Quadro K500M's AMD equivalent is FirePro M5800, which is faster by 8% and higher by 20 positions in our performance rating.

ATI FirePro M5800 FirePro M5800

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.

ATI FirePro M5800 FirePro M5800
AMD FirePro M2000 FirePro M2000
NVIDIA Quadro K510M Quadro K510M
NVIDIA Quadro K610M Quadro K610M
NVIDIA Quadro 2000M Quadro 2000M
NVIDIA Quadro K1000M Quadro K1000M

Recommended processors

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User rating

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