NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD FirePro M8900

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD FirePro M8900

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and FirePro M8900 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
TeraScale 2
Code name
GM204
 
Blackcomb
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Mobile workstation
Release date
18 August 2015
 
12 April 2011

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M8900'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 M8900's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
960.000000000000
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
680 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
1,700 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
75 Watt
Texture fill rate
78.00
 
32.6
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
1,305.6 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and FirePro M8900 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
Bus support
n/d
 
n/a
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Form factor
n/d
 
MXM-B
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and FirePro M8900: 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
 
2048 MB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
3600 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB/s
 
115 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and FirePro M8900.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
n/d
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and FirePro M8900. 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 M8900, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
11.0
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.4
Vulkan
+
 
-

Video card benchmarks performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and FirePro M8900. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
24.91
 
n/d
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204
 
n/d
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937
 
n/d
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723
 
n/d
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259
 
n/d
Passmark
4567
 
n/d
Octane Render OctaneBench
53
 
n/d

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and FirePro M8900. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s
 
n/d

Game benchmarks comparison (in FPS)

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and FirePro M8900 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
0.43
 
n/d
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
medium / 768p
90
 
n/d
high / 1080p
55
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
48
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
20
 
n/d

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 12 April 2011)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 115 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 M8900

More pipelines (960 vs 1)
Less power hungry (75 vs 100 watts)

So, Quadro M4000M or FirePro M8900?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA Quadro M4000M and AMD FirePro M8900. We've got no test results to judge.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and FirePro M8900, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

Cast your vote

Do you think we are right or mistaken in our choice? Vote by clicking "Like" button near your favourite video card.
NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD FirePro M8900
Like
Like

Choose a GPU

Compare GPUs

Comparisons

Advices and comments

Here you can ask a question about Quadro M4000M or FirePro M8900, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.