NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs GeForce GTS 450

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
39.58
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Fermi
Code name
GM204
 
GF106
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Desktop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
13 September 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$129
Price now
n/d
 
$64.99

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450'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 GTS 450's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
192
CUDA cores
n/d
 
192
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
1566 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
1,170 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
106 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
n/d
 
100 °C
Texture fill rate
78 GTexel / s
 
25.1 billion / sec
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
601.3 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450 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
Bus support
n/d
 
PCI-E 2.0 x 16
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
n/d
 
8.25" (210 mm) (21 cm)
Height
n/d
 
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
6-pin
SLI options
-
 
2-way

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
1804 (3608 data rate) MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
57.7 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
Display Connectors
n/d
 
Mini HDMITwo Dual Link DVI
HDMI
-
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
n/d
 
2048x1536
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d
Audio input for HDMI
n/d
 
Internal

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
-
 
+
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
CUDA
-
 
+
SLI
n/d
 
+
DSR
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
12.0 (11_0)
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.2
Vulkan
+
 
-

Video card benchmark performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

M4000M 21.38 +193.3%
GTS 450 7.29

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

M4000M 49204 +295.3%
GTS 450 12447

3DMark Fire Strike Score

M4000M 6937 +374.2%
GTS 450 1463

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

M4000M 7723 +399.9%
GTS 450 1545

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

M4000M 10259 +443.4%
GTS 450 1888

Passmark

M4000M 4567 +193.3%
GTS 450 1557

Octane Render OctaneBench

M4000M 53 +253.3%
GTS 450 15

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 GTS 450. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s +527.5%
 
40 Mh/s −527.5%

Game benchmarks comparison

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
GTS 450
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 960
GTS 450
recommended GeForce GTX 1060
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 4850
GTS 450
recommended Radeon HD 7950
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
GTS 450
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 460
GTS 450
recommended Radeon HD 7970
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 6800
GTS 450
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 8600 GT
GTS 450
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
GTS 450
recommended GeForce 6600

FPS tests

Real world test results of Counter-Strike: GO on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450.

high / 768p
n/d
 
109
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
86
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 6100
GTS 450
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 2400
GTS 450
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450 performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 650
GTS 450
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450.

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 GTS 450 performance compared to Diablo III official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 7800 GT
GTS 450
recommended Radeon HD 4870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Diablo III on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450.

low / 768p
n/d
 
192
medium / 768p
n/d
 
125
high / 768p
n/d
 
112
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
66

World of Tanks v8

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450 performance compared to World of Tanks v8 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 6800
GTS 450
recommended Radeon HD 7850

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Tanks v8 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450.

high / 768p
n/d
 
58
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
28

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2011

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450 performance compared to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim official system requirements.

M4000M
GTS 450
recommended GeForce GTX 260

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450.

high / 768p
n/d
 
42
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
22

Civilization 5

2010

FPS tests

Real world test results of Civilization 5 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450.

low / 768p
n/d
 
83
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
24

StarCraft 2

2010

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450 performance compared to StarCraft 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 7600 GT
GTS 450
recommended GeForce GTX 650

FPS tests

Real world test results of StarCraft 2 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450.

ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
39

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

193.3% faster (about 3 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 13 September 2010)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 57.7 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
Less power hungry (100 vs 106 watts)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450

More pipelines (192 vs 1)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
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)
3D Vision
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
DSR
DirectX 12
HDMI

So, Quadro M4000M or GTS 450?

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 GTS 450 is a desktop one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTS 450, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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