NVIDIA Quadro K620M vs AMD FirePro M4100

NVIDIA Quadro K620M
AMD FirePro M4100

General info

Comparison of Quadro K620M and FirePro M4100 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
GCN
Code name
GM108
 
Mars
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Mobile workstation
Release date
1 March 2015
 
1 October 2013

Technical specs

Quadro K620M 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 K620M 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
1029 MHz
 
670 MHz
Boost Clock
1124 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
n/d
 
1,040 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
30 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
17.98 GTexel / s
 
16.08 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
863.2 gflops
 
514.6 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro K620M 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
n/d
 
medium sized
Interface
MXM-A (3.0)
 
PCIe 3.0 x8
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro K620M 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
64 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
2000 MHz
 
4000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
14.4 GB / s
 
64 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro K620M and FirePro M4100.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro K620M and FirePro M4100. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
AppAcceleration
-
 
+
3D Vision
+
 
-
Optimus
+
 
-
3D Vision / 3DTV Play
+
 
-
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
CUDA
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported by Quadro K620M and FirePro M4100, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
DirectX 12 (FL 11_1), Shader 5.0
Shader Model
5
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro K620M and FirePro M4100. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Quadro K620M 0.57
FirePro M4100 0.67 +17.5%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Quadro K620M 9092 +44.4%
FirePro M4100 6297

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Quadro K620M 1424 +74.7%
FirePro M4100 815

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Quadro K620M 1621 +89.1%
FirePro M4100 857

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

Quadro K620M 2434 +40.9%
FirePro M4100 1728

Unigine Heaven 3.0

Quadro K620M 22 +100%
FirePro M4100 11

Passmark

Quadro K620M 921
FirePro M4100 1059 +15%

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 K620M and FirePro M4100. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
92 Mh/s +24.3%
 
74 Mh/s −24.3%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Quadro K620M and FirePro M4100 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro K620M

Much newer (1 March 2015 vs 1 October 2013)
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)
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)
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
3D Vision
3DTV Play
3D Vision Surround
Optimus Support

Advantages of AMD FirePro M4100

17.5% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (128 vs 64 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (64 vs 14.4 GB/s)
AMD App Acceleration
AMD PowerPlay power management technology
AMD PowerTune technology
AMD ZeroCore Power technology
AMD Enduro technology

So, Quadro K620M or FirePro M4100?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD FirePro M4100.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro K620M and FirePro M4100, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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