NVIDIA Quadro M4000 vs AMD FirePro W8100

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000 and FirePro W8100 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
11.57
 
7.60
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
GCN 2.0
Code name
GM204
 
Hawaii
Type
Workstation
 
Workstation
Release date
29 June 2015
 
23 June 2014
Launch price (MSRP)
$791
 
no data
Price now
$781
 
$1196

Technical specs

Quadro M4000 and FirePro W8100's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro M4000 and FirePro W8100's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1664
 
2560
Core clock speed
773 MHz
 
824 MHz
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
6,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
120 Watt
 
220 Watt
Texture fill rate
80.39
 
131.8
Floating-point performance
2,573 gflops
 
4,219 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000 and FirePro W8100 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 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
241 mm
 
279 mm
Width
1" (2.5 cm)
 
no data
Form factor
no data
 
full height / full length
Supplementary power connectors
1 x 6-pin
 
2x 6-pin
SLI options
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000 and FirePro W8100: 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
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
512 Bit
Memory clock speed
6008 MHz
 
5000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
no data
 
320 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000 and FirePro W8100. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
4x DisplayPort
 
4x DisplayPort, 1x SDI
Display Connectors
DP DP DP DP 3-pin Stereo
 
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Number of simultaneous displays
4
 
no data
Multi-display synchronization
Quadro Sync
 
no data
StereoOutput3D
-
 
+
DisplayPort count
no data
 
4
Dual-link DVI support
-
 
+
HD сomponent video output
-
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000 and FirePro W8100. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision Pro
+
 
no data
Mosaic
+
 
no data
High-Performance Video I/O6
+
 
no data
nView Desktop Management
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000 and FirePro W8100, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
12 (12_0)
Shader Model
5
 
no data
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6
Vulkan
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000 and FirePro W8100. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Quadro M4000 27.12
FirePro W8100 27.26 +0.5%

Passmark

Quadro M4000 6536
FirePro W8100 6985 +6.9%

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +0.9%
 
4502 −0.9%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +0.9%
 
4502 −0.9%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000 and FirePro W8100. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
299 Mh/s −55.9%
 
466 Mh/s +55.9%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Quadro M4000 and FirePro W8100 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000

Much newer (29 June 2015 vs 23 June 2014)
Less power hungry (120 vs 220 watts)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
SLIOptions

Advantages of AMD FirePro W8100

0.5% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (512 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (2560 vs 1664)
StereoOutput3D
DualLinkDVI
HDComponentVideoOutput

So, Quadro M4000 or FirePro W8100?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA Quadro M4000 and AMD FirePro W8100. The differences in performance seem too small.
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