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
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 GTexel / s
 
32.6 GTexel / s
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
 
MXM-B (3.0)
Form factor
n/d
 
MXM-B
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None

Memory

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
 
2 GB
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
 
No outputs
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
 
11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.4
Vulkan
+
 
-

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

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and FirePro M8900 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M8900 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
M8900
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M8900 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 960
M8900
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M8900 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 4850
M8900
recommended Radeon HD 7950

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M8900 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
M8900
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M8900 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 460
M8900
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M8900 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 6800
M8900
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M8900 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 8600 GT
M8900

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M8900 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
M8900
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M8900 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 6150 LE
M8900
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M8900 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 2400
M8900
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro M8900 performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 650
M8900
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and FirePro M8900.

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?

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