NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD FirePro M6100

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD FirePro M6100

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and FirePro M6100 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
GCN 2.0
Code name
GM204
 
Saturn
Type
Laptop
 
Mobile workstation
Release date
18 August 2015
 
16 October 2013

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M6100 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Quadro M4000M and FirePro M6100 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
768
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
1075 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
2,080 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
78.00
 
51.60
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
1,651 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and FirePro M6100 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
 
large
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
MXM-B (3.0)
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and FirePro M6100: 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
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
5500 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB/s
 
88 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and FirePro M6100.
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and FirePro M6100. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
AppAcceleration
-
 
+
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
CUDA
5.2
 
-

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and FirePro M6100, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
12 (FL 12_0)
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
n/d
Vulkan
+
 
-

Video card benchmarks performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and FirePro M6100. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
25.98 +113.7%
 
12.16 −113.7%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204.00 +94.2%
 
25342.00 −94.2%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937.00 +99.6%
 
3476.00 −99.6%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723.00 +101.3%
 
3837.00 −101.3%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259.00 +91.1%
 
5369.00 −91.1%
3DMark Vantage Performance
n/d
 
19876.00
Unigine Heaven 3.0
n/d
 
56.20
Passmark
4496
 
n/d
Octane Render OctaneBench
53
 
n/d

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +18.7%
 
3827 −18.7%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +18.7%
 
3827 −18.7%

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and FirePro M6100. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s +28.1%
 
196 Mh/s −28.1%

Game benchmarks comparison (in FPS)

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and FirePro M6100 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.63 +3050%
 
0.02 −3050%
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
98.71
 
97.74
At recommended settings
86.45
 
88.06
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
medium / 768p
90.00
 
n/d
high / 1080p
55.00
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
48.00
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
20.00
 
n/d
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
295.00
medium / 768p
n/d
 
119.00
high / 768p
n/d
 
81.00
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
45.00
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
n/d
 
327.00
medium / 768p
n/d
 
218.00
high / 768p
n/d
 
176.00
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
124.00
World of Warcraft (2005)
low / 600p
n/d
 
354.00
medium / 768p
n/d
 
282.00
high / 1024p
n/d
 
117.00
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
57.00

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

113.7% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
3050% faster (about 31.5 times) in games
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 16 October 2013)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 88 GB/s)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of AMD FirePro M6100

More pipelines (768 vs 1)
AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology
Up to 4 displays supported undocked
5 displays docked
AMD App Acceleration
AMD PowerPlay power management technology
AMD PowerTune technology
AMD ZeroCore Power technology
AMD Enduro technology
AppAcceleration

So, Quadro M4000M or FirePro M6100?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA Quadro M4000M.

Be aware that Quadro M4000M is a notebook card while FirePro M6100 is a mobile workstation one.

Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and FirePro M6100, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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