NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs GRID K520

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
NVIDIA GRID K520

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and GRID K520 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Kepler
Code name
GM204
 
GK104
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Workstation
Release date
18 August 2015
 
23 July 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
3,599 USD

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and GRID K520 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 GRID K520 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
2x 1536
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
797 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
3,540 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
225 Watt
Texture fill rate
78
 
2x 102.0 billion/sec
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
2x 2,448 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and GRID K520 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). 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
 
n/d
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
n/d
 
267 mm
Width
n/d
 
2-slot
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
1x 8-pin

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and GRID K520: 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
 
2x 4 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
5000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB/s
 
2x 160.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and GRID K520.
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GRID K520. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
CUDA
5.2
 
3.0

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GRID K520, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
n/d
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
n/d

Video card benchmarks performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and GRID K520. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
25.81 +119.1%
 
11.78 −119.1%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204.00
 
n/d
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937.00
 
n/d
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723.00
 
n/d
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259.00
 
n/d
Passmark
4365
 
n/d
Octane Render OctaneBench
53 +32.5%
 
40 −32.5%

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and GRID K520. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s +230.3%
 
76 Mh/s −230.3%

Game benchmarks comparison (in FPS)

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and GRID K520 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
22.22 +398.2%
 
4.46 −398.2%
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

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

119.1% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
398.2% faster (about 5 times) in games
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 23 July 2013)
Less power hungry (100 vs 225 watts)

Advantages of NVIDIA GRID K520

More pipelines (1536 vs 1)

So, Quadro M4000M or GRID K520?

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

Be aware that Quadro M4000M is a mobile workstation card while GRID K520 is a workstation one.

Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and GRID K520, ask them in Comments sections, and we shall answer.

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