NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs GeForce GTX 280M SLI

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M SLI

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M SLI architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
G9x
Code name
GM204
 
N10E-GTX
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
2 March 2009

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M SLI quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M SLI performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
256
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
585 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
1508 Million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
55 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
150 Watt
Texture fill rate
78
 
n/d
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M SLI 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
 
n/d
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M SLI: 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
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
950 MHz
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 GTX 280M SLI.
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
CUDA
5.2
 
+
HybridPower
n/d
 
+
PureVideo HD
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
DirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
n/d

Video card benchmarks performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
25.81 +210.6%
 
8.31 −210.6%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204.00
 
n/d
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937.00
 
n/d
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723.00
 
n/d
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259.00
 
n/d
3DMark Vantage Performance
n/d
 
9435.00
Passmark
4365
 
n/d
Octane Render OctaneBench
53
 
n/d

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M SLI. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s
 
n/d

Game benchmarks comparison (in FPS)

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M SLI are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
22.22 +1521.9%
 
1.37 −1521.9%
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
medium / 768p
90.00
 
n/d
high / 1080p
55.00
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
48.00
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
20.00
 
n/d
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto (2008)
low / 600p
n/d
 
55.74
medium / 768p
n/d
 
44.92
high / 1024p
n/d
 
48.84
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
n/d
 
124.16
medium / 768p
n/d
 
65.41
high / 768p
n/d
 
47.23
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
n/d
 
105.55
medium / 768p
n/d
 
64.07
high / 768p
n/d
 
52.59
World of Warcraft (2005)
low / 600p
n/d
 
267.00
high / 1024p
n/d
 
52.00

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

210.6% faster (about 3 times) in synthetic tests
1521.9% faster (about 16 times) in games
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 2 March 2009)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 55 nm)
Less power hungry (100 vs 150 watts)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M SLI

More pipelines (256 vs 1)
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

So, Quadro M4000M or GTX 280M SLI?

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 SLI is a notebook one.

Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 280M SLI, ask them in Comments sections, and we shall answer.

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