NVIDIA Quadro K2000M vs AMD FirePro M4100

NVIDIA Quadro K2000M
AMD FirePro M4100

General info

Comparison of Quadro K2000M and FirePro M4100 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.92
 
n/d
Architecture
Kepler
 
GCN
Code name
N14P-Q3
 
Mars
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Mobile workstation
Release date
1 June 2012
 
1 October 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
$265.27
 
n/d
Price now
$144
 
n/d

Technical specs

Quadro K2000M and FirePro M4100's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro K2000M and FirePro M4100's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
384
 
384
Core clock speed
745 MHz
 
670 MHz
Transistor count
1,270 million
 
1,040 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
55 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
23.84 GTexel / s
 
16.08 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
572.2 gflops
 
514.6 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro K2000M and FirePro M4100 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.
Laptop size
medium sized
 
medium sized
Interface
MXM-A (3.0)
 
PCIe 3.0 x8

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro K2000M and FirePro M4100: 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
DDR3
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
 
4000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
28.8 GB / s
 
64 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro K2000M and FirePro M4100.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro K2000M and FirePro M4100. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
AppAcceleration
-
 
+
Optimus
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported by Quadro K2000M and FirePro M4100, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
 
DirectX 12 (FL 11_1), Shader 5.0
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
Vulkan
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro K2000M and FirePro M4100. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

K2000M 1.08 +6.9%
FirePro M4100 1.01

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

K2000M 8766 +39.2%
FirePro M4100 6297

3DMark Fire Strike Score

K2000M 1040 +27.6%
FirePro M4100 815

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

K2000M 1046 +22.1%
FirePro M4100 857

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

K2000M 1798 +4.1%
FirePro M4100 1728

Unigine Heaven 3.0

K2000M 17 +54.5%
FirePro M4100 11

Passmark

K2000M 1081 +2.1%
FirePro M4100 1059

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 −0.2%
 
4549 +0.2%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 −0.2%
 
4549 +0.2%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro K2000M and FirePro M4100. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
18 Mh/s −311.1%
 
74 Mh/s +311.1%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Quadro K2000M and FirePro M4100 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro K2000M

6.9% faster in synthetic tests
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
Verde
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
3D
3DTV
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Optimus Support

Advantages of AMD FirePro M4100

Much newer (1 October 2013 vs 1 June 2012)
Higher memory bandwidth (64 vs 28.8 GB/s)
AMD App Acceleration
AMD PowerPlay power management technology
AMD PowerTune technology
AMD ZeroCore Power technology
AMD Enduro technology

So, Quadro K2000M or FirePro M4100?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA Quadro K2000M and AMD FirePro M4100. The differences in performance seem too small.
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