NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs GeForce GTX 280M

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Tesla
Code name
GM204
 
G92
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
3 March 2009

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M'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 GTX 280M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
128
CUDA cores
n/d
 
128
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
1463 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
754 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
65 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
75 Watt
Texture fill rate
78 GTexel / s
 
38 billion / sec
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
374.5 gflops
Gigaflops
n/d
 
562

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M 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-E 2.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
MXM-IV
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d
SLI options
-
 
2-way
MXM Type
n/d
 
MXM 3.0 Type-B

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M: 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
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
n/d
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
61 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Connectors
n/d
 
HDMIDual Link DVISingle Link DVIDisplayPortLVDSVGA
HDMI
-
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
n/d
 
2048x1536
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d
Audio input for HDMI
n/d
 
S / PDIF

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Power management
n/d
 
8.0
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
CUDA
-
 
+
SLI
n/d
 
+
HybridPower
n/d
 
+
PureVideo HD
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M, 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 GTX 280M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

M4000M 21.38 +637.2%
GTX 280M 2.90

Passmark

M4000M 4567 +636.6%
GTX 280M 620

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 GTX 280M. 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 GTX 280M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
GTX 280M
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 960
GTX 280M
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 4850
GTX 280M
recommended Radeon HD 7950

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
GTX 280M
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 460
GTX 280M
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 6800
GTX 280M
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 8600 GT
GTX 280M

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
GTX 280M
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 6100
GTX 280M
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 2400
GTX 280M
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 650
GTX 280M
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M.

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

637.2% faster (about 7.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 3 March 2009)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 61 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 65 nm)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M

More pipelines (128 vs 1)
Less power hungry (75 vs 100 watts)
HybridPower
PureVideo HD
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)
PhysX ready
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
HDMI

So, Quadro M4000M or GTX 280M?

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 GTX 280M is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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