Has anyone installed game ready drivers on a Quadro? How does the 980m compare to a Quadro M5000m?

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  1. R3n

    R3n Notebook Enthusiast

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    I've just purchased a 8770w, and I'm looking at a GPU upgrade. The 980m and Quadro M5000m are available for the same price for me, and I'm wondering which I should get. They are about the same in specs, but I'm wondering about real world gaming performance, which is why I'm posting here. I'm also thinking about going DreamColor, and I've heard that the Quadro cards can do 10-bit color everywhere, so I'm wondering if I should go with that instead.

    Also, would it possible to do the reverse and use Quadro drivers on the 980m?
     
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    Sorry I made a small mistake and yes with mods you can do visa versa with drivers
     
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    Would like details and benchmarks
     
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    I don't know that it would make much of a difference, only thing I could see is if the quadro is so old nvidia doesn't update the drivers for it. I think that's what happened when I had a k4000m, it's stuck at 425.xxx iirc. Quadros are usually pretty gimped versions of geforce and can then be unlocked vbios and heavily oc'd which is exactly what I did with my k4000m at the time, got it all the way up to an 870m level about 60% more than stock. Notebookcheck doesn't have too good of comparison here though, it says when comparing that the m5000m is twice as powerful as a 980m which doesn't sound right. M4000M=970m, m3000m=965m, m5000m=980m. They didn't do much in game real world benchmarking of an m5000m, last game was in 2015 whereas the 980m has games benchmarks through last year.

    https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/...adro-M5000M-vs-Quadro-M4000M/2976vs3408vs3297
     
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    Quadro M5000M would be the wiser choice simply because nVidia selects better quality dies for Quadros - my M5000M had ASIC qualty of 78% and was rock solid at 1200MHz core with only 0.987V - which gave me max temps 68-69C whereas my previous GTX980m needed 1V+ and was constantly throttling at 1126Mhz reaching 84-85C with its ASIC quality of 69%. With Premas vBios, M5000M was rock stable at 1400Mhz core/1.087V (11500 FS graphics pts, basically P4000/GTX 1060 performance level, see the attached photo), pulling 145W and hitting 87-88C which is still awesome for this insane OC:
     

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    One thing about oc'ing quadros is just the availability of the unlocked vbios though, it's not easy to find them anymore as people who make those have moved on or don't want to put them out there for liability or hassle in general. There's no database you can know what you're getting and just dl them. Maybe you could find one here searching for it though.
     
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    What about giving a M5000m a 980m BIOS?
     
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    You will brick it
     
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    How about make it look like a 980m? Kinda like those fake Wish GPUs that aren't the GPU they display as
     
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