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
 
Fermi 2.0
Code name
GM204
 
GF117
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
27 November 2013

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
 
625 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
585 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
15 Watt
Texture fill rate
78.00
 
10.00
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 2.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d

Memory specs

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
 
1800 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
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5
Vulkan
+
 
-

Video card benchmarks 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
24.91 +639.2%
 
3.37 −639.2%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204 +710.1%
 
6074 −710.1%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937 +736.8%
 
829 −736.8%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723 +761%
 
897 −761%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259 +709.7%
 
1267 −709.7%
3DMark Vantage Performance
n/d
 
5106
Passmark
4567 +642.6%
 
615 −642.6%
Octane Render OctaneBench
53 +657.1%
 
7 −657.1%

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 (in FPS)

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and GeForce 820M 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 +1333.3%
 
0.03 −1333.3%
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
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
n/d
 
27
medium / 768p
n/d
 
18
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
n/d
 
142
medium / 768p
n/d
 
48
high / 1080p
n/d
 
25
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
21
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
39
medium / 768p
n/d
 
26
high / 768p
n/d
 
19
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
25
medium / 768p
n/d
 
16
Dota 2 (2013)
medium / 768p
n/d
 
50
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
medium / 768p
n/d
 
69
high / 768p
n/d
 
32
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
76
medium / 768p
n/d
 
39
high / 768p
n/d
 
22
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
68
medium / 768p
n/d
 
29
high / 768p
n/d
 
12
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
low / 768p
n/d
 
135
medium / 768p
n/d
 
106
high / 768p
n/d
 
79
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
n/d
 
95
medium / 768p
n/d
 
67
high / 768p
n/d
 
56
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
34
Dishonored (2012)
medium / 768p
n/d
 
51
high / 768p
n/d
 
44
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
25
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
n/d
 
47
medium / 768p
n/d
 
32
high / 768p
n/d
 
23
Civilization 5 (2010)
low / 768p
n/d
 
47
StarCraft 2 (2010)
low / 768p
n/d
 
164
medium / 768p
n/d
 
47
high / 768p
n/d
 
25
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
14
World of Warcraft (2005)
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

639.2% faster (about 7.5 times) in synthetic tests
1333.3% faster (about 14.5 times) in games
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 27 November 2013)
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 (15 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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