NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs GeForce 8600 GTS

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and GeForce 8600 GTS architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Tesla
Code name
GM204
 
G84
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Desktop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
17 April 2007
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$199

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 8600 GTS'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 8600 GTS's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
32
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
675 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
289 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
80 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
60 Watt
Texture fill rate
78 GTexel / s
 
10.8 billion / sec
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
92.8 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and GeForce 8600 GTS 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 1.0 x16
Length
n/d
 
198 mm
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
1x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and GeForce 8600 GTS: 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
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
256 MB
Standard memory config per GPU
n/d
 
256 MB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
1000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
32 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and GeForce 8600 GTS.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce 8600 GTS. 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
SLI
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce 8600 GTS, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
10.0
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
2.1
Vulkan
+
 
-

Video card benchmark performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and GeForce 8600 GTS. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

M4000M 21.38 +1495.5%
8600 GTS 1.34

Passmark

M4000M 4567 +1496.9%
8600 GTS 286

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +3.1%
 
4404 −3.1%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +3.1%
 
4404 −3.1%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and GeForce 8600 GTS. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s
 
n/d

Game benchmarks comparison

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and GeForce 8600 GTS are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 8600 GTS performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
8600 GTS
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 8600 GTS performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 960
8600 GTS
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 8600 GTS performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 4850
8600 GTS
recommended Radeon HD 7950

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 8600 GTS performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
8600 GTS
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 8600 GTS performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 460
8600 GTS
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 8600 GTS performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 6800
8600 GTS
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 8600 GTS performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 8600 GT
8600 GTS

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 8600 GTS performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
8600 GTS
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 8600 GTS performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 6100
8600 GTS
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 8600 GTS performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 2400
8600 GTS
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce 8600 GTS performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 650
8600 GTS
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and GeForce 8600 GTS.

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

1495.5% faster (about 16 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 17 April 2007)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 32 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 80 nm)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS

More pipelines (32 vs 1)
Less power hungry (60 vs 100 watts)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)

So, Quadro M4000M or 8600 GTS?

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 8600 GTS is a desktop one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and GeForce 8600 GTS, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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