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
78.00
 
36.08
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 specs

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
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
+
 
1.1.0.1

Video card benchmarks 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
24.91 +122.2%
 
11.21 −122.2%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204 +125%
 
21873 −125%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937 +150.8%
 
2766 −150.8%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723 +150.3%
 
3086 −150.3%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259 +133.9%
 
4386 −133.9%
3DMark Vantage Performance
n/d
 
15863
Unigine Heaven 3.0
n/d
 
42
Passmark
4567 +189.4%
 
1578 −189.4%
Octane Render OctaneBench
53 +112%
 
25 −112%

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 (in FPS)

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 850M 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 +290.9%
 
0.11 −290.9%
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry Primal (2016)
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)
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)
low / 720p
n/d
 
55
medium / 768p
n/d
 
41
high / 1080p
n/d
 
19
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
15
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
59
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
21
high / 1080p
n/d
 
13
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
6
Fallout 4 (2015)
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
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
n/d
 
73
medium / 768p
n/d
 
66
high / 1080p
n/d
 
29
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
11
Just Cause 3 (2015)
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
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
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
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
n/d
 
64
medium / 768p
n/d
 
38
high / 1080p
n/d
 
21
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
11
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
n/d
 
75
medium / 768p
n/d
 
57
high / 1080p
n/d
 
26
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
21
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
n/d
 
160
medium / 768p
n/d
 
85
high / 1080p
n/d
 
50
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
42
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
105
medium / 768p
n/d
 
81
high / 768p
n/d
 
56
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
20
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
81
medium / 768p
n/d
 
52
high / 768p
n/d
 
35
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
14
Dota 2 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
116
medium / 768p
n/d
 
99
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
67
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
medium / 768p
n/d
 
74
high / 768p
n/d
 
69
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
35
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
231
medium / 768p
n/d
 
123
high / 768p
n/d
 
68
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
32
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
80
medium / 768p
n/d
 
40
high / 768p
n/d
 
24
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
15
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
99
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
n/d
 
149
medium / 768p
n/d
 
103
high / 768p
n/d
 
91
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
61
Dishonored (2012)
high / 768p
n/d
 
114
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
65
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
n/d
 
107
medium / 768p
n/d
 
81
high / 768p
n/d
 
67
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
35
World of Warcraft (2005)
high / 1024p
n/d
 
87
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
45

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

122.2% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
290.9% faster (about 4 times) in games
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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