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NVIDIA Quadro P500: specs and benchmarks
- Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
- Core clock speed 1455
- Max video memory 2048 MB
- Memory type GDDR5
- Memory clock speed 5012
- Maximum resolution
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.
Of Quadro P500's architecture, market segment and release date.
|Place in performance rating||527|
|Value for money||6.16|
|GPU code name||GP108|
|Market segment||Mobile workstation|
|Release date||14 November 2017 (4 years ago)|
|Price now||$300||of 12999 (Quadro GV100)|
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 cores||256||of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)|
|Core clock speed||1455 MHz||of 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)|
|Boost clock speed||1519 MHz||of 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)|
|Number of transistors||1,800 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||14 nm||of 5 (Apple M1 GPU)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||30 Watt||of 900 (Tesla S2050)|
|Texture fill rate||21.25||of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)|
|Floating-point performance||679.9 gflops||of 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.
|Interface||PCIe 3.0 x16|
|Supplementary power connectors||None|
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.
|Maximum RAM amount||2 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||64 Bit||of 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory clock speed||5012 MHz||of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)|
|Memory bandwidth||32.1 GB/s||of 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)|
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 Connectors||3x mini-DisplayPort|
APIs supported by Quadro P500, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmark performance of Quadro P500. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
|Far Cry 5||14|
|Far Cry 5||12|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||14|
|Far Cry 5||8|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||8|
Overall Quadro P500 performance compared to nearest competitors among mobile workstation video cards.
The nearest Quadro P500's AMD equivalent is FirePro M4000, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.
Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro P500:
Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.
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