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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro K500M GeForce 9800M GT
Red Dead Redemption 2 1327% 1329%
Cyberpunk 2077 1860% 1863%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 780% 781%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1860% 1863%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1327% 1329%
Doom Eternal 1127% 1128%
FIFA 20 660% 661%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2080% 2083%
Need For Speed Heat 1327% 1329%
Halo: Reach 353% 354%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro K500M are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce 9800M GT.

The Quadro K500M was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 9800M GT, and so the Quadro K500M is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 9800M GT when running the latest games.

The Quadro K500M has 512 MB more video memory than the GeForce 9800M GT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GeForce 9800M GT has 36.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro K500M, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 9800M GT is noticeably better than the Quadro K500M.

The Quadro K500M has 192 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9800M GT has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro K500M is 163 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9800M GT is 120. The Quadro K500M having 43 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 9800M GT performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Quadro K500M transistor size technology is 37 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 9800M GT. This means that the Quadro K500M is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 9800M GT. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Quadro K500M should consume less power than the GeForce 9800M GT.

The GeForce 9800M GT requires 65 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Quadro K500M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK107G92
OC Potential Good vs -
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date01 Jun 2012vs01 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth14.4GB/secvs51.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units192vs96
Actual Shader Performance8%vs6%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections0vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-65 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro K500M is an entry-level business card based on the 28nm, Kepler architecture.
It's based on the Kepler GK107 and offers 192 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs, on a 64-bit memory interface of standard DDR3. The central unit runs at 850MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 900MHz.
Quadro K500M's drivers are certified for professional applications only. Its gaming performance is slightly above GeForce GT 620M.
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT GPUs deliver optimized performance for immersive gaming on-the-go. Powering the next generation of visual computing, blazing-fast mobile gaming, and the ultimate HD experience with PureVideo HD technology. This product is also enabled for CUDA applications and is NVIDIA PhysX-ready.
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