NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs GeForce GT 720M

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 720M 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
 
1 April 2013

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 720M'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 720M'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
 
775 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
758 MHz
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
585 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
33 Watt
Texture fill rate
78 GTexel / s
 
12.4 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
240.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 720M 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
 
medium sized
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 720M: 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
 
2 GB
Standard memory configuration
n/d
 
DDR3
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
1600 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
12.8 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 720M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
eDP 1.2 signal support
n/d
 
Up to 2560x1600
LVDS signal support
n/d
 
Up to 1920x1200
VGA аnalog display support
n/d
 
Up to 2048x1536
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
n/d
 
Up to 2560x1600
HDMI
-
 
+
HDCP content protection
-
 
+
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d
7.1 channel HD audio on HDMI
-
 
+
TrueHD and DTS-HD audio bitstreaming
-
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 720M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Blu-Ray 3D Support
-
 
+
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
-
 
+
Optimus
-
 
+
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
CUDA
-
 
+
FXAA
n/d
 
+
Direct Compute
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 720M, 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
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 720M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

M4000M 24.18 +728.1%
GT 720M 2.92

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

M4000M 49204 +806.8%
GT 720M 5426

3DMark Fire Strike Score

M4000M 6937 +790.5%
GT 720M 779

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

M4000M 7723 +839.5%
GT 720M 822

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

M4000M 10259 +745.8%
GT 720M 1213

Passmark

M4000M 4652 +729.2%
GT 720M 561

Octane Render OctaneBench

M4000M 53 +783.3%
GT 720M 6

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 720M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s +991.3%
 
23 Mh/s −991.3%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 720M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

728.1% faster (about 8.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 1 April 2013)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 12.8 GB/s)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M

More pipelines (96 vs 1)
Less power hungry (33 vs 100 watts)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
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)
FXAA
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
Direct Compute
HDMI
HDCP content protection
7.1 channel HD audio on HDMI
TrueHD and DTS-HD audio bitstreaming
Blu-Ray 3D Support
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder

So, Quadro M4000M or GT 720M?

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 720M is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and GeForce GT 720M, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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