NVIDIA Quadro 4000 vs AMD FirePro V3900

NVIDIA Quadro 4000
AMD FirePro V3900

General info

Comparison of Quadro 4000 and FirePro V3900 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
4.77
 
n/d
Architecture
Fermi
 
TeraScale 2
Code name
GF100
 
Turks
Type
Workstation
 
Workstation
Release date
2 November 2010
 
7 February 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,199
 
n/d
Price now
$293
 
$159

Technical specs

Quadro 4000 and FirePro V3900's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro 4000 and FirePro V3900's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
256
 
480
Core clock speed
475 MHz
 
650 MHz
Transistor count
3,100 million
 
716 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
142 Watt
 
199 Watt
Texture fill rate
15.2 GTexel / s
 
15.6 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
486.4 gflops
 
624.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro 4000 and FirePro V3900 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
n/d
 
PCIe 2.1 x16
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
241 mm
 
168 mm
Form factor
n/d
 
Half Height / Half Length
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro 4000 and FirePro V3900: 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 type
GDDR5
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
2808 MHz
 
1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
89.9 GB / s
 
28 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro 4000 and FirePro V3900.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 2x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x DisplayPort
DisplayPort count
n/d
 
1
Dual-link DVI support
-
 
+
HD сomponent video output
-
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro 4000 and FirePro V3900, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
 
11.2 (11_0)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.4

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro 4000 and FirePro V3900. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Quadro 4000 3.27 +783.8%
FirePro V3900 0.37

Passmark

Quadro 4000 2049 +135%
FirePro V3900 872

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 −0.1%
 
4546 +0.1%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 −0.1%
 
4546 +0.1%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro 4000 and FirePro V3900. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
44 Mh/s −31.8%
 
58 Mh/s +31.8%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Quadro 4000 and FirePro V3900 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro 4000

783.8% faster (about 9 times) in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (89.9 vs 28 GB/s)
Less power hungry (142 vs 199 watts)

Advantages of AMD FirePro V3900

Much newer (7 February 2012 vs 2 November 2010)
More pipelines (480 vs 256)
DualLinkDVI
HDComponentVideoOutput

So, Quadro 4000 or FirePro V3900?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA Quadro 4000.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro 4000 and FirePro V3900, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

Cast your vote

Do you think we are right or mistaken in our choice? Vote by clicking "Like" button near your favourite video card.
NVIDIA Quadro 4000
AMD FirePro V3900
Like
Like

Advices and comments

Here you can ask a question about Quadro 4000 or FirePro V3900, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.