NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs GeForce GTX 560M

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 560M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Fermi
Code name
GM204
 
GF116
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
30 May 2011

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 560M 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 560M performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
192
CUDA cores
n/d
 
192
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
775 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
 
75 Watt
Texture fill rate
78.00
 
24.8 billion/sec
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
595.2 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 560M 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-B (3.0)
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None
SLI options
-
 
2-way

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 560M: 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
 
1.5 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
Up to 192 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
1250 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB/s
 
Up to 60 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 560M.
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 560M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
3D Blu-Ray
-
 
+
3D Gaming
-
 
+
3D Vision
-
 
+
Optimus
-
 
+
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
CUDA
5.2
 
+
DirectX 11
n/d
 
DirectX 11

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 560M, 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
+
 
-

Video card benchmarks performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 560M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
25.98 +219.2%
 
8.14 −219.2%
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
n/d
 
88121.00
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204.00
 
n/d
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937.00
 
n/d
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723.00 +331%
 
1792.00 −331%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259.00 +463.7%
 
1820.00 −463.7%
3DMark Vantage Performance
n/d
 
9300.00
Unigine Heaven 3.0
n/d
 
1363.01
Passmark
4496 +189.5%
 
1553 −189.5%
Octane Render OctaneBench
53 +253.3%
 
15 −253.3%

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 560M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s +470.5%
 
44 Mh/s −470.5%

Game benchmarks comparison (in FPS)

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 560M 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
0.63 +6200%
 
0.01 −6200%
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
98.71
 
90.65
At recommended settings
86.45
 
64.84
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
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
n/d
 
172.30
medium / 768p
n/d
 
99.90
high / 768p
n/d
 
61.30
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
44.20
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
n/d
 
59.00
medium / 768p
n/d
 
55.40
high / 768p
n/d
 
40.80
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
21.30
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
n/d
 
144.30
medium / 768p
n/d
 
94.02
high / 768p
n/d
 
60.10
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
14.10
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
n/d
 
127.00
medium / 768p
n/d
 
89.50
high / 768p
n/d
 
63.35
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
14.85

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

219.2% faster (about 3 times) in synthetic tests
6200% faster (about 63 times) in games
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 30 May 2011)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M

More pipelines (192 vs 1)
Less power hungry (75 vs 100 watts)
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)
PureVideo HD VP4
3D Vision
DirectX 11
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
3D Blu-Ray
3D Gaming

So, Quadro M4000M or GTX 560M?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA Quadro M4000M.

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