NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs GeForce GT 540M

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Fermi
Code name
GM204
 
GF108
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
5 January 2011

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M'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 GT 540M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
96
CUDA cores
n/d
 
96
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
672 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
585 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
35 Watt
Texture fill rate
78 GTexel / s
 
10.8 billion / sec
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
258.05 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M 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
 
large
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
MXM-A (3.0)
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M: 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
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
900 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
28.8 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Blu-Ray
-
 
+
3D Gaming
-
 
+
3D Vision
-
 
+
Optimus
-
 
+
3D Vision / 3DTV Play
-
 
+
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
CUDA
-
 
+
DirectX 11
n/d
 
DirectX 11
DirectCompute
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
12 API
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5
OpenCL
n/d
 
1.1
Vulkan
+
 
-

Video card benchmark performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

M4000M 21.38 +603.3%
GT 540M 3.04

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

M4000M 10259 +1055.3%
GT 540M 888

Passmark

M4000M 4567 +603.7%
GT 540M 649

Octane Render OctaneBench

M4000M 53 +657.1%
GT 540M 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 GT 540M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s +1376.5%
 
17 Mh/s −1376.5%

Game benchmarks comparison

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
GT 540M
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 960
GT 540M
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 4850
GT 540M
recommended Radeon HD 7950

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
GT 540M
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 460
GT 540M
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 6800
GT 540M
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 8600 GT
GT 540M

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
GT 540M
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 6150 LE
GT 540M
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 2400
GT 540M
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 650
GT 540M
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M.

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

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2011

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M performance compared to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim official system requirements.

M4000M
GT 540M
recommended GeForce GTX 260

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M.

low / 720p
n/d
 
41
medium / 768p
n/d
 
28
high / 768p
n/d
 
19
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
12

Civilization 5

2010

FPS tests

Real world test results of Civilization 5 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
39
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
10

StarCraft 2

2010

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M performance compared to StarCraft 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 7600 GT
GT 540M
recommended GeForce GTX 650

FPS tests

Real world test results of StarCraft 2 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
180
medium / 768p
n/d
 
50
high / 768p
n/d
 
35
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
18

World of Warcraft

2005

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M performance compared to World of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum HD Graphics 530
GT 540M
recommended GeForce GTX 960

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warcraft on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M.

low / 600p
n/d
 
113
medium / 768p
n/d
 
66
high / 1024p
n/d
 
45

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

603.3% faster (about 7 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 5 January 2011)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 28.8 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M

More pipelines (96 vs 1)
Less power hungry (35 vs 100 watts)
Optimus Support
PureVideo HD VP4
3D Vision
3DTV Play
Bitstream HD Audio
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)
DirectCompute
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
OpenGL 4.0
DirectX 11
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
3D Blu-Ray
3D Gaming
3D Vision / 3DTV Play

So, Quadro M4000M or GT 540M?

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 GT 540M is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 540M, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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