NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD FirePro M5950

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD FirePro M5950

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Terascale 2
Code name
GM204
 
Whistler
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Mobile workstation
Release date
18 August 2015
 
4 January 2011

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
480
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
725 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
716 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
35 Watt
Texture fill rate
78 GTexel / s
 
17.4 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
696.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950 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
large
 
medium sized
Bus support
n/d
 
n / a
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
MXM-A (3.0)
Form factor
n/d
 
MXM-A
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950: 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
4 GB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
900 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
57 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
11
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.4
Vulkan
+
 
-

Video card benchmark performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

M4000M 10259 +659.9%
M5950 1350

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 −0.1%
 
4546 +0.1%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 −0.1%
 
4546 +0.1%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s +274.6%
 
67 Mh/s −274.6%

Game benchmarks comparison

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M5950
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M5950
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M5950
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M5950
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M5950
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M5950
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M5950
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
M5950
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M5950
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M5950
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950 performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M5950
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950.

medium / 768p
90
 
n/d
high / 1080p
55
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
48
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
20
 
n/d

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2011

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950 performance compared to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M5950
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950.

medium / 768p
n/d
 
44
high / 768p
n/d
 
31
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
16

StarCraft 2

2010

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950 performance compared to StarCraft 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M5950
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of StarCraft 2 on Quadro M4000M and FirePro M5950.

medium / 768p
n/d
 
67
high / 768p
n/d
 
47
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
30

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 4 January 2011)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 57 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of AMD FirePro M5950

More pipelines (480 vs 1)
Less power hungry (35 vs 100 watts)
OpenCL 1.1
Type A MXM

So, Quadro M4000M or FirePro M5950?

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