NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs GeForce GTX 460

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 460 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
n/d
 
44.88
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Fermi
Code name
GM204
 
GF104
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Desktop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
12 July 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
199 USD
Price
n/d
 
89.99 USD

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 460 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 460 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
336
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
675 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
1,950 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
160 Watt
Texture fill rate
78
 
37.8
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
907.2 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 460 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
 
16x PCI-E 2.0
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)
Width
n/d
 
2-slot
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
6-pin & 6-pin
SLI options
-
 
2-way

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 460: 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
 
0.8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
3600 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB/s
 
86.4 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 460.
Display Connectors
n/d
 
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
Display Connectors
n/d
 
Two Dual Link DVI, Mini HDMI
Multi monitor support
n/d
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
HDCP
-
 
+
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 GTX 460. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
3D Vision
-
 
+
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
CUDA
5.2
 
+
SLI
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 460, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
n/d
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.1

Video card benchmarks performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 460. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
25.81 +93.6%
 
13.33 −93.6%
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
Unigine Heaven 4.0
n/d
 
605
Passmark
4365 +64.4%
 
2655 −64.4%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
n/d
 
2570
Octane Render OctaneBench
53 +96.3%
 
27 −96.3%

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 460. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s +280.3%
 
66 Mh/s −280.3%

Game benchmarks comparison (in FPS)

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 460 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 +285.1%
 
5.77 −285.1%
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

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

93.6% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
285.1% faster (about 4 times) in games
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 12 July 2010)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 192 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 86.4 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
Less power hungry (100 vs 160 watts)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460

More pipelines (336 vs 1)
3D Vision
3D Vision Surround
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 (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
HDMI
HDCP

So, Quadro M4000M or GTX 460?

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 460 is a desktop one.

Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 460, ask them in Comments sections, and we shall answer.

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