NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD FirePro W7170M

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD FirePro W7170M

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and FirePro W7170M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
GCN 3.0
Code name
GM204
 
Amethyst
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Mobile workstation
Release date
18 August 2015
 
2 October 2015

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and FirePro W7170M'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 W7170M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
2048
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
723 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
5,000 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
100 Watt
Texture fill rate
78 GTexel / s
 
92.54 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
2,961 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and FirePro W7170M 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
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and FirePro W7170M: 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
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
5000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
160.0 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and FirePro W7170M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and FirePro W7170M. 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 W7170M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
12.0
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5
Vulkan
+
 
1.1.0.1

Video card benchmarks performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and FirePro W7170M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
24.91 +2.7%
 
24.25 −2.7%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204 +14.1%
 
43124 −14.1%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937 +12.2%
 
6180 −12.2%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723 +11.4%
 
6935 −11.4%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259 +5.7%
 
9708 −5.7%
3DMark Vantage Performance
n/d
 
26345
Unigine Heaven 3.0
n/d
 
77
Passmark
4567
 
n/d
Octane Render OctaneBench
53
 
n/d

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +0.9%
 
4502 −0.9%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +0.9%
 
4502 −0.9%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and FirePro W7170M. 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 W7170M 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 +377.8%
 
0.09 −377.8%
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
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
n/d
 
97
medium / 768p
n/d
 
72
high / 1080p
n/d
 
31
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
23
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
375
medium / 768p
n/d
 
224
high / 768p
n/d
 
167
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
51

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

2.7% faster in synthetic tests
377.8% faster (about 5 times) in games

Advantages of AMD FirePro W7170M

Somewhat newer (2 October 2015 vs 18 August 2015)
More pipelines (2048 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 W7170M?

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