NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs GeForce GTX 850M

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Maxwell
Code name
GM204
 
GM107
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
12 March 2014

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M'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 850M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
640
CUDA cores
n/d
 
640
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
n/d
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
1,870 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
45 Watt
Texture fill rate
78 GTexel / s
 
36.08 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
1,155 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M 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
 
medium sized
Bus support
n/d
 
PCI Express 2.0, PCI Express 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M: 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
 
DDR3, GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
2 GB
Standard memory configuration
n/d
 
DDR3 or GDDR5
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
n/d
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
80.0 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
eDP 1.2 signal support
n/d
 
Up to 3840x2160
LVDS signal support
n/d
 
Up to 1920x1200
VGA аnalog display support
n/d
 
Up to 2048x1536
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
n/d
 
Up to 3840x2160
HDMI
-
 
+
HDCP content protection
-
 
+
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d
7.1 channel HD audio on HDMI
-
 
+
TrueHD and DTS-HD audio bitstreaming
-
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Blu-Ray
-
 
+
GeForce ShadowPlay
-
 
+
GPU Boost
n/d
 
+
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
-
 
+
Optimus
-
 
+
BatteryBoost
-
 
+
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
CUDA
-
 
+
SLI
n/d
 
+
GeForce Experience
n/d
 
+
FXAA
n/d
 
+
TXAA
n/d
 
+
Direct Compute
n/d
 
+
Adaptive VSync
n/d
 
+
Ansel
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
12.0 (11_0)
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5
OpenCL
n/d
 
1.1
Vulkan
+
 
-

Video card benchmark performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

M4000M 21.38 +187.4%
GTX 850M 7.44

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

M4000M 49204 +125%
GTX 850M 21873

3DMark Fire Strike Score

M4000M 6937 +150.8%
GTX 850M 2766

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

M4000M 7723 +150.3%
GTX 850M 3086

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

M4000M 10259 +133.9%
GTX 850M 4386

Passmark

M4000M 4567 +187.2%
GTX 850M 1590

Octane Render OctaneBench

M4000M 53 +112%
GTX 850M 25

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 850M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s +64.1%
 
153 Mh/s −64.1%
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
n/d
 
1.8 Mh/s

Game benchmarks comparison

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of GTA V on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
73
medium / 768p
n/d
 
66
high / 1080p
n/d
 
29
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
11
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
113
medium / 768p
n/d
 
73
high / 1080p
n/d
 
39
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
30
4k / 2160p
n/d
 
11
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dota 2 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
116
medium / 768p
n/d
 
99
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
67
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Counter-Strike: GO on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.

ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
99
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

Far Cry Primal

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Far Cry Primal official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry Primal on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 720p
n/d
 
56
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
25
high / 1080p
n/d
 
22
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
15
4k / 2160p
n/d
 
6

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
60
medium / 768p
90 +141.9%
 
37 −141.9%
high / 1080p
55 +163.2%
 
21 −163.2%
ultra / 1080p
48 +182.4%
 
17 −182.4%
4k / 2160p
20 +189.9%
 
7 −189.9%

The Division

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to The Division official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Division on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 720p
n/d
 
55
medium / 768p
n/d
 
41
high / 1080p
n/d
 
19
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
15

XCOM 2

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to XCOM 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of XCOM 2 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 720p
n/d
 
59
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
21
high / 1080p
n/d
 
13
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
6

Fallout 4

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Fallout 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fallout 4 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 720p
n/d
 
70
medium / 768p
n/d
 
42
high / 1080p
n/d
 
23
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
19
4k / 2160p
n/d
 
7

Just Cause 3

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Just Cause 3 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Just Cause 3 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
47
medium / 768p
n/d
 
46
high / 1080p
n/d
 
29
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
24
4k / 2160p
n/d
 
9

Star Wars Battlefront

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Star Wars Battlefront official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
103
medium / 768p
n/d
 
64
high / 1080p
n/d
 
29
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
25
4k / 2160p
n/d
 
8

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
64
medium / 768p
n/d
 
38
high / 1080p
n/d
 
21
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
11

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
63
medium / 768p
n/d
 
37
high / 1080p
n/d
 
14
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
10

Far Cry 4

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Far Cry 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 4 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
75
medium / 768p
n/d
 
57
high / 1080p
n/d
 
26
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
21

Sims 4

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Sims 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M

FPS tests

Real world test results of Sims 4 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
160
medium / 768p
n/d
 
85
high / 1080p
n/d
 
50
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
42

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
105
medium / 768p
n/d
 
81
high / 768p
n/d
 
56
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
20

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
81
medium / 768p
n/d
 
52
high / 768p
n/d
 
35
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
14

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
231
medium / 768p
n/d
 
123
high / 768p
n/d
 
68
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
32

Diablo III

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Diablo III official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Diablo III on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
149
medium / 768p
n/d
 
103
high / 768p
n/d
 
91
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
61

Dishonored

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Dishonored official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dishonored on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.

high / 768p
n/d
 
114
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
65

Mass Effect 3

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Mass Effect 3 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Mass Effect 3 on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 720p
n/d
 
60
high / 768p
n/d
 
60
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
48

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2011

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 720p
n/d
 
107
medium / 768p
n/d
 
81
high / 768p
n/d
 
67
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
35

World of Warcraft

2005

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to World of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
GTX 850M
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warcraft on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M.

high / 1024p
n/d
 
87
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
45

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

187.4% faster (about 3 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 12 March 2014)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 80 GB/s)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M

More pipelines (640 vs 1)
Less power hungry (45 vs 100 watts)
Battery Boost (saves energy while gaming by lowering FPS to a still acceptable level. Can make a laptop working on battery twice as long, depending on the particular game)
GameStream (streams data between the PC and NVIDIA SHIELD device attached to a TV. Basically allows using the PC as a gaming console)
ShadowPlay (allows recording and streaming video during gaming on NVIDIA GPUs)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
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)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
Adaptive VSync
Ansel
NVIDIA BatteryBoost
TXAA
FXAA
Direct Compute
Blu-Ray 3D
HDMI
HDCP content protection
7.1 channel HD audio on HDMI
TrueHD and DTS-HD audio bitstreaming
3D Blu-Ray
GeForce ShadowPlay
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
BatteryBoost

So, Quadro M4000M or GTX 850M?

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 850M is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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