NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs GeForce GT 555M

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Fermi
Code name
GM204
 
GF106
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
27 October 2011

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M'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 555M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
144
CUDA cores
n/d
 
Up to 144
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
n/d
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
753 MHz
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
1,170 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
35 Watt
Texture fill rate
78 GTexel / s
 
n/d
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
388.8 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M 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
Bus support
n/d
 
PCI Express 2.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M: 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\DDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
n/d
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
n/d
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
n/d
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M. 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 Pro
+
 
n/d
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
CUDA
-
 
+
SLI
n/d
 
+
DirectX 11
n/d
 
DirectX 11

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M, 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 555M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

M4000M 21.38 +411.5%
GT 555M 4.18

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

M4000M 10259 +795.2%
GT 555M 1146

Passmark

M4000M 4567 +411.4%
GT 555M 893

Octane Render OctaneBench

M4000M 53 +430%
GT 555M 10

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 555M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s +1040.9%
 
22 Mh/s −1040.9%

Game benchmarks comparison

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GT 555M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GT 555M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GT 555M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GT 555M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GT 555M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GT 555M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GT 555M
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
GT 555M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GT 555M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GT 555M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GT 555M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M.

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

Diablo III

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M performance compared to Diablo III official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GT 555M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Diablo III on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
119
medium / 768p
n/d
 
61
high / 768p
n/d
 
39
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
28

Mass Effect 3

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M performance compared to Mass Effect 3 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GT 555M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Mass Effect 3 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M.

low / 720p
n/d
 
59
high / 768p
n/d
 
48
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
27

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2011

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M performance compared to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GT 555M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M.

low / 720p
n/d
 
45
medium / 768p
n/d
 
36
high / 768p
n/d
 
26
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
13

StarCraft 2

2010

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M performance compared to StarCraft 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GT 555M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of StarCraft 2 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
198
medium / 768p
n/d
 
57
high / 768p
n/d
 
42
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
23

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

411.5% faster (about 5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 27 October 2011)
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 555M

More pipelines (144 vs 1)
Less power hungry (35 vs 100 watts)
3D Vision
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)
DirectX 11
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
3D Blu-Ray
3D Gaming

So, Quadro M4000M or GT 555M?

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 555M is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 555M, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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