NVIDIA Quadro K4200 vs AMD FirePro S9050

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.42
 
1.02
Architecture
Kepler
 
GCN 1.0
GPU code name
GK104
 
Tahiti
Market segment
Workstation
 
Workstation
Launch date
22 July 2014 (7 years ago)
 
7 August 2014 (6 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$854.99
 
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Price now
$439 (0.5x MSRP)
 
$550

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 cores
1344
 
1792
Core clock speed
771 MHz
 
900 MHz
Boost clock speed
784 MHz
 
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Number of transistors
3,540 million
 
4,313 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
108 Watt
 
225 Watt
Texture fill rate
87.81
 
100.8
Floating-point performance
2,107 gflops
 
3,226 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).

Bus support
no data
 
PCIe 3.0
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
241 mm
 
254 mm
Form factor
no data
 
full height / full length
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
1x 8-pin

Memory

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 type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
12 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
384 Bit
Memory clock speed
5400 MHz
 
5500 MHz
Memory bandwidth
172.8 GB/s
 
264 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 Connectors
1x DVI, 2x DisplayPort
 
1x DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (11_0)
 
12 (11_1)
Shader Model
5.1
 
5.1
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.1.126
 
1.2.131
CUDA
3.0
 
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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 K4200 16.31 +10.7%
FirePro S9050 14.73

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.

Quadro K4200 4329 +10.7%
FirePro S9050 3911

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro K4200 and FirePro S9050. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
119 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

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

Quadro K4200 satisfies 92% minimum and 78% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
92%
Recommended
78%
Minimum
92%
Recommended
78%

FirePro S9050 satisfies 87% minimum and 74% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
87%
Recommended
74%
Minimum
87%
Recommended
74%

Competitors of Quadro K4200 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro K4200 from AMD is FirePro W7000, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro K4200:

Competitors of FirePro S9050 from NVIDIA

The nearest FirePro S9050's NVIDIA equivalent is Quadro K5000, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to FirePro S9050:

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro K4200

10.7% better performance in benchmarks

Cheaper ($439 vs $550)

Lower power consumption (108W vs 225W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of AMD FirePro S9050

Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)

More pipelines (1792 vs 1344)

Higher memory bandwidth (264 vs 172.8 GB/s)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA Quadro K4200, since it shows better performance.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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