AMD FirePro M4150 vs NVIDIA Quadro CX

Price now 199$
Games supported 58%
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 602 MHz
  • Max video memory 1536 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1600 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
AMD FirePro M4150
FirePro M4150
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 715 MHz
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 4000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 180$
Games supported 58%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance rating739738
Value for money0.120.14
ArchitectureTesla 2.0 (2007−2013)GCN 1.0 (2012−2020)
GPU code nameGT200BOpal
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date11 November 2008 (14 years old)16 October 2013 (9 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,999 no data
Current price$199 (0.1x MSRP)$180
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores192384
Core clock speed602 MHz715 MHz
Number of transistors1,400 million950 million
Manufacturing process technology55 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Wattno data
Texture fill rate38.5317.16
Floating-point performance462.3 gflops549.1 gflops

Dimensions and compatibility

Information on 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).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x8
Length267 mmno data
Width2-slotMXM Module
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pinno data


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR3GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount1536 MB1 GB
Memory bus width384 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed1600 MHz4000 MHz
Memory bandwidth76.8 GB/s64 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x S-VideoNo outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)12 (11_1)
Shader Model4.05.1
CUDA1.3no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 CX 2.40
FirePro M4150 2.40
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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.

Benchmark coverage: 24%

Quadro CX 947
FirePro M4150 948

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 11 November 2008 16 October 2013
Memory bus width 384 128
Memory bandwidth 76.8 64
Pipelines / CUDA cores 192 384
Chip lithography 55 nm 28 nm

Technical City couldn't decide between

Quadro CX


AMD FirePro M4150
FirePro M4150

The differences in performance seem too small.

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Competitors of Quadro CX by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro CX from AMD is FirePro M4150, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

AMD FirePro M4150 FirePro M4150

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro CX:

FirePro M4170 117.92
FirePro V4900 102.92
Quadro CX 100

Competitors of FirePro M4150 by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FirePro M4150 from NVIDIA is Quadro CX, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

NVIDIA Quadro CX Quadro CX

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to FirePro M4150:

Quadro 2000D 104.17
Quadro CX 100
FirePro M4150 100
Quadro 2000 99.17
GRID K220Q 96.25

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User rating

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