NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD FirePro W5170M

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD FirePro W5170M

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and FirePro W5170M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
GM204
 
Tropo
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Mobile workstation
Release date
18 August 2015
 
25 August 2014

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and FirePro W5170M'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 W5170M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
640
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
900 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
925 MHz
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
1,500 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
78 GTexel / s
 
37 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
1,184 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and FirePro W5170M 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-A (3.0)
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and FirePro W5170M: 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
 
4500 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
72 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and FirePro W5170M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and FirePro W5170M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
AppAcceleration
-
 
+
Enduro
-
 
+
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
Eyefinity
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and FirePro W5170M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
12.0 (11_1)
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5
Vulkan
+
 
+

Video card benchmark performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and FirePro W5170M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

M4000M 21.38 +108.6%
W5170M 10.25

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

M4000M 49204 +157.7%
W5170M 19095

3DMark Fire Strike Score

M4000M 6937 +153.5%
W5170M 2736

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

M4000M 7723 +165.5%
W5170M 2909

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

M4000M 10259 +144.4%
W5170M 4197

Passmark

M4000M 4567 +108.4%
W5170M 2191

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 −0.2%
 
4549 +0.2%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 −0.2%
 
4549 +0.2%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and FirePro W5170M. 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 W5170M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro W5170M performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
W5170M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro W5170M performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
W5170M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro W5170M performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
W5170M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro W5170M performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
W5170M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro W5170M performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
W5170M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro W5170M performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
W5170M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro W5170M performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
W5170M
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro W5170M performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
W5170M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro W5170M performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
W5170M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro W5170M performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
W5170M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro W5170M performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
W5170M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and FirePro W5170M.

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

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and FirePro W5170M performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
W5170M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on Quadro M4000M and FirePro W5170M.

medium / 768p
n/d
 
31
high / 1080p
n/d
 
15

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

108.6% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (18 August 2015 vs 25 August 2014)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 72 GB/s)

Advantages of AMD FirePro W5170M

More pipelines (640 vs 1)
DirectX 12
OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
OpenGL 4.3 (Open Graphics Library - an API for 3D graphics and GPUs usage)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
Eyefinity (allows using several displays with an AMD GPU)
Enduro (saves battery charge by automatically switching between an integrated and discrete AMD GPU depending on workload. Similar to NVIDIA Optimus)
App Acceleration
HD3D
AppAcceleration

So, Quadro M4000M or FirePro W5170M?

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