NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs GeForce GTX 670M

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 670M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Fermi 2.0
Code name
GM204
 
GF114
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
22 March 2012

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 670M'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 670M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
336
CUDA cores
n/d
 
336
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
598 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
 
75 Watt
Texture fill rate
78.00
 
33.5 billion/sec
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
803.7 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 670M 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 Express 2.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
MXM-B (3.0)
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d
SLI options
-
 
2-way

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 670M: 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
 
192bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
1500 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB/s
 
72.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 670M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
HDMI
-
 
+
HDCP
-
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
n/d
 
Up to 2048x1536
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 670M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
-
 
+
3D Vision / 3DTV Play
-
 
+
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
CUDA
-
 
+
SLI
n/d
 
+
FXAA
n/d
 
+
Adaptive VSync
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 670M, 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 670M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
24.91 +187.3%
 
8.67 −187.3%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204 +229.3%
 
14940 −229.3%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937 +280.3%
 
1824 −280.3%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723 +296.1%
 
1950 −296.1%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259 +280.2%
 
2698 −280.2%
3DMark Vantage Performance
n/d
 
12670
Unigine Heaven 3.0
n/d
 
28
Passmark
4567 +136.3%
 
1933 −136.3%
Octane Render OctaneBench
53 +165%
 
20 −165%

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 GTX 670M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s +373.6%
 
53 Mh/s −373.6%

Game benchmarks comparison (in FPS)

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 670M 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
0.43 +2050%
 
0.02 −2050%
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
medium / 768p
90
 
n/d
high / 1080p
55
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
48
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
20
 
n/d
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
80
medium / 768p
n/d
 
43
high / 768p
n/d
 
29
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
11
Dota 2 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
107
medium / 768p
n/d
 
80
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
39
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
254
medium / 768p
n/d
 
113
high / 768p
n/d
 
92
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
34
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
184
medium / 768p
n/d
 
96
high / 768p
n/d
 
62
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
19
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
low / 768p
n/d
 
225
medium / 768p
n/d
 
180
high / 768p
n/d
 
140
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
91
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
n/d
 
185
medium / 768p
n/d
 
133
high / 768p
n/d
 
83
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
59
Dishonored (2012)
low / 768p
n/d
 
124
medium / 768p
n/d
 
123
high / 768p
n/d
 
119
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
78
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
n/d
 
97
medium / 768p
n/d
 
77
high / 768p
n/d
 
59
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
33
StarCraft 2 (2010)
low / 768p
n/d
 
271
medium / 768p
n/d
 
107
high / 768p
n/d
 
88
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
49

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

187.3% faster (about 3 times) in synthetic tests
2050% faster (about 21.5 times) in games
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 22 March 2012)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 192 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 72 GB/s)
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 670M

More pipelines (336 vs 1)
Less power hungry (75 vs 100 watts)
3D Vision
3DTV Play
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)
DirectX 12
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)
Adaptive VSync
FXAA
HDMI
HDCP
3D Vision / 3DTV Play

So, Quadro M4000M or GTX 670M?

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 670M is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 670M, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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