NVIDIA Quadro M500M: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA Quadro M500M
NVIDIA Quadro M500M
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  • Interface MXM-A (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 1029
  • Max video memory 2GB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 4004
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2015
Performance 2.89

Summary

NVIDIA started Quadro M500M sales 15 December 2015. This is Maxwell architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 2 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 4 GHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 14.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-A (3.0) interface. Power consumption is at 30 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

2.89%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

Some basic facts about Quadro M500M: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating665
Value for money0.19
ArchitectureMaxwell (2014−2018)
GPU code nameGM108
Market segmentMobile workstation
Release date15 December 2015 (6 years ago)
Current price$775 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Quadro M500M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro M500M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores384of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1029 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1124 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)30 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate17.98of 959.6 (Radeon RX 7900 XTX)
Floating-point performance863.2 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M500M'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-A (3.0)
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M500M: 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 typeGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount2 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width64 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed4004 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth14.4 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M500M. 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

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M500M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Optimus+
nView Display Management+
Optimus+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M500M, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12
Shader Model5.0
OpenGL4.5of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.1.126
CUDA5.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Quadro M500M. 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 M500M 2.89
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Maya
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Catia
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Creo
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Medical
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Energy

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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

Quadro M500M 1131

3DMark Vantage Performance

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Quadro M500M 7959

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Quadro M500M 2365

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Quadro M500M 8348

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Quadro M500M 1392

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Quadro M500M 1595

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

Quadro M500M 5929

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

Quadro M500M 126522

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

Quadro M500M 5222

GeekBench 5 CUDA

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

Quadro M500M 5713

Unigine Heaven 3.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark using Unigine, a 3D game engine by eponymous Russian company. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. Version 3.0 was released in 2012, and in 2013 it was superseded by Heaven 4.0, which introduced several slight improvements, including a newer version of Unigine.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

Quadro M500M 21

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Quadro M500M 11

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Quadro M500M 36

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Quadro M500M 19

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Quadro M500M 7

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Quadro M500M 20

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Quadro M500M 21

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Quadro M500M 6

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Quadro M500M 0.4

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Quadro M500M 6

SPECviewperf 12 - Maya

This part of SPECviewperf 12 workstation benchmark uses Autodesk Maya 13 engine to render a superhero energy plant static scene consisting of more than 700 thousand polygons, in six different modes.

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Quadro M500M 11

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Quadro M500M 20

SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Quadro M500M 36

SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Quadro M500M 19

SPECviewperf 12 - Creo

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Quadro M500M 21

SPECviewperf 12 - Medical

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Quadro M500M 7

SPECviewperf 12 - Energy

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Quadro M500M 0.4

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Quadro M500M 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.

Average FPS

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

Full HD15

Popular games

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Battlefield 5 5−6
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−12
Far Cry 5 1−2
Far Cry New Dawn 0−1
Forza Horizon 4 6−7
Hitman 3 0−1
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4−5
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Battlefield 5 5−6
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−12
Far Cry 5 1−2
Far Cry New Dawn 0−1
Forza Horizon 4 6−7
Hitman 3 0−1
Metro Exodus 3−4
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4−5
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Battlefield 5 5−6
Far Cry 5 1−2
Far Cry New Dawn 0−1
Forza Horizon 4 6−7
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 5−6
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 6−7
Hitman 3 1−2
Horizon Zero Dawn 2−3
Metro Exodus 2−3
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4−5
Far Cry 5 2−3
Forza Horizon 4 2−3
Watch Dogs: Legion 1−2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3−4
Hitman 3 2−3
Horizon Zero Dawn 3−4
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 0−1
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2−3
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 1−2
Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
Far Cry 5 3−4
Far Cry New Dawn 5−6
Forza Horizon 4 2−3
Watch Dogs: Legion 2−3

Relative perfomance

Overall Quadro M500M performance compared to nearest competitors among mobile workstation video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro M500M from AMD is FirePro W4190M, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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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.

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Recommended processors

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User rating

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