NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs GeForce 820M

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
NVIDIA GeForce 820M

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Kepler
Code name
GM204
 
GK107
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
21 March 2015

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M'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 GeForce 820M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
96
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
810 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
1,270 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
45 Watt
Texture fill rate
78 GTexel / s
 
10 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
240.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M 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
 
n/d
Bus support
n/d
 
PCI Express 2.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M: 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
 
DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
1802 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
14.4 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
GPU Boost
n/d
 
+
GameWorks
-
 
+
Optimus
-
 
+
GameWorks
-
 
+
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
CUDA
-
 
+
Verde Drivers
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
12.0 (11_0)
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 GeForce 820M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

M4000M 21.38 +642.4%
820M 2.88

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

M4000M 49204 +710.1%
820M 6074

3DMark Fire Strike Score

M4000M 6937 +736.8%
820M 829

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

M4000M 7723 +761%
820M 897

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

M4000M 10259 +709.7%
820M 1267

Passmark

M4000M 4567 +641.4%
820M 616

Octane Render OctaneBench

M4000M 53 +657.1%
820M 7

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 GeForce 820M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s +991.3%
 
23 Mh/s −991.3%

Game benchmarks comparison

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
820M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
820M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
820M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
820M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
820M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
820M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
820M

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dota 2 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M.

medium / 768p
n/d
 
50
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
820M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Counter-Strike: GO on Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
135
medium / 768p
n/d
 
106
high / 768p
n/d
 
79
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
820M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
820M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
820M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M.

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

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
820M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
27
medium / 768p
n/d
 
12

Far Cry 4

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M performance compared to Far Cry 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
820M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 4 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
27
medium / 768p
n/d
 
18

Sims 4

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M performance compared to Sims 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
820M

FPS tests

Real world test results of Sims 4 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
142
medium / 768p
n/d
 
48
high / 1080p
n/d
 
25
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
21

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
820M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
39
medium / 768p
n/d
 
26
high / 768p
n/d
 
19

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
820M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
25
medium / 768p
n/d
 
16

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
820M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
76
medium / 768p
n/d
 
39
high / 768p
n/d
 
22

Diablo III

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M performance compared to Diablo III official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
820M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Diablo III on Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
95
medium / 768p
n/d
 
67
high / 768p
n/d
 
56
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
34

Dishonored

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M performance compared to Dishonored official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
820M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dishonored on Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M.

medium / 768p
n/d
 
51
high / 768p
n/d
 
44
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
25

Mass Effect 3

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M performance compared to Mass Effect 3 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
820M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Mass Effect 3 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M.

low / 720p
n/d
 
50
high / 768p
n/d
 
33

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2011

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M performance compared to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
820M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M.

low / 720p
n/d
 
47
medium / 768p
n/d
 
32
high / 768p
n/d
 
23

Civilization 5

2010

FPS tests

Real world test results of Civilization 5 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
47

StarCraft 2

2010

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M performance compared to StarCraft 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
820M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of StarCraft 2 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
164
medium / 768p
n/d
 
47
high / 768p
n/d
 
25
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
14

World of Warcraft

2005

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M performance compared to World of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
820M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warcraft on Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M.

low / 600p
n/d
 
95
medium / 768p
n/d
 
67
high / 1024p
n/d
 
41
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
15

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

642.4% faster (about 7.5 times) in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (18 August 2015 vs 21 March 2015)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 14.4 GB/s)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 820M

More pipelines (96 vs 1)
Less power hungry (45 vs 100 watts)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
Verde Drivers
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
Play
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
GameWorks

So, Quadro M4000M or 820M?

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 GeForce 820M is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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