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

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and GRID K520'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 GRID K520's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
2x 1536
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
745 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 GTexel / s
 
2x 102.0 GTexel / s 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
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
1x 8-pin

Memory

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 Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GRID K520. 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 GRID K520, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
12.0 (11_0)
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6
Vulkan
+
 
-

Video card benchmark 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

M4000M 21.38 +505.7%
GRID K520 3.53

Octane Render OctaneBench

M4000M 53 +32.5%
GRID K520 40

Rendering quality tests

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

Mining hashrates

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

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and GRID K520 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GRID K520 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
GRID K520
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GRID K520 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 960
GRID K520
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GRID K520 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 4850
GRID K520
recommended Radeon HD 7950

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GRID K520 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
GRID K520
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GRID K520 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 460
GRID K520
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GRID K520 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 6800
GRID K520
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GRID K520 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 8600 GT
GRID K520

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GRID K520 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
GRID K520
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GRID K520 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 6100
GRID K520
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GRID K520 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 2400
GRID K520
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GRID K520 performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 650
GRID K520
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and GRID K520.

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

505.7% faster (about 6 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 23 July 2013)
Less power hungry (100 vs 225 watts)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

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 section, and we shall answer.

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