GRID K280Q vs Quadro K4000

Price now 177$
Games supported 67%
NVIDIA Quadro K4000
NVIDIA Quadro K4000
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 810 MHz
  • Max video memory 3 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5616 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 745 MHz
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 67%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating447432
Value for money1.55no data
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)Kepler (2012−2018)
GPU code nameGK106GK104
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date1 March 2013
(9 years old)
28 June 2013
(9 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,269 $1,875
Current price$177 (0.1x MSRP)no data
Value for money

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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 cores7681536
Core clock speed810 MHz745 MHz
Number of transistors2,540 million3,540 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)80 Watt225 Watt
Texture fill rate51.8495.36
Floating-point performance1,244 gflops2,289 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

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 x16
Length241 mmno data
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pinno data


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount3 GB4 GB
Memory bus width192 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed5616 MHz5000 MHz
Memory bandwidth134.8 GB/s160.0 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 DisplayPortNo outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_0)12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.15.1

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 K4000 6.84
GRID K280Q 7.21
  • Passmark


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: 25%

Quadro K4000 2693
GRID K280Q 2839

GRID K280Q outperforms Quadro K4000 by 5% in Passmark.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro K4000 and GRID K280Q. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 61 Mh/s no data
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight) 0.21 kh/s no data

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

Performance rating 6.84 7.21
Recency 1 March 2013 28 June 2013
Cost $1269 $1875
Memory bus width 192 256
Pipelines / CUDA cores 768 1536
Memory bandwidth 134.8 160
Thermal design power (TDP) 80 Watt 225 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA Quadro K4000
Quadro K4000



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Competitors of Quadro K4000 by AMD

The nearest Quadro K4000's AMD equivalent is FirePro S7150, which is faster by 1% and higher by 5 positions in our performance rating.

AMD FirePro S7150 FirePro S7150

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro K4000:

FirePro W4300 107.46
FirePro S7150 101.17
Quadro K4000 100

Competitors of GRID K280Q by AMD

The nearest GRID K280Q's AMD equivalent is Radeon Pro V340 MxGPU, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our performance rating.

AMD Radeon Pro V340 MxGPU Radeon Pro V340 MxGPU

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GRID K280Q:

FirePro W5000 104.02
FirePro W4300 101.94
GRID K280Q 100

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