NVIDIA Quadro P500: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA Quadro P500
NVIDIA Quadro P500
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1455
  • Max video memory 2048 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5012
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2017
Performance 5.94


NVIDIA started Quadro P500 sales 14 November 2017. This is Pascal architecture notebook card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5.01 GHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 32.1 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 30 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


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

General info

Of Quadro P500's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating527
Value for money6.16
GPU code nameGP108
Market segmentMobile workstation
Release date14 November 2017 (4 years ago)
Price now$300 of 12999 (Quadro GV100)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Quadro P500's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro P500's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores256of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)
Core clock speed1455 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Boost clock speed1519 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors1,800 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)30 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate21.25of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance679.9 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro P500'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
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectorsNone


Parameters of memory installed on Quadro P500: 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
Maximum RAM amount2 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width64 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed5012 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth32.1 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro P500. 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 Connectors3x mini-DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported by Quadro P500, sometimes including their particular versions.

Shader Model5.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Quadro P500. 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 P500 5.94
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Maya
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Energy
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Creo
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Catia
  • Passmark

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Quadro P500 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:


Medium Preset

Far Cry 5 14

High Preset

Far Cry 5 12
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 14

Ultra Preset

Far Cry 5 8
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 8

Relative perfomance

Overall Quadro P500 performance compared to nearest competitors among mobile workstation video cards.

AMD equivalent

The nearest Quadro P500's AMD equivalent is FirePro M4000, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

AMD FirePro M4000 FirePro M4000

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro P500:

Similar GPUs

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

AMD Radeon Pro WX 4150 Radeon Pro WX 4150
AMD Radeon PRO WX 2100 Radeon PRO WX 2100
AMD FirePro W5130M FirePro W5130M
NVIDIA Quadro K620M Quadro K620M
NVIDIA Quadro M520 Quadro M520
AMD FirePro W4190M FirePro W4190M

User rating

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