NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs GeForce GTX 950M

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 950M 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
 
13 March 2015

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 950M 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 950M performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
640
CUDA cores
n/d
 
640
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
914 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
1124 MHz
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
1,870 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
75 Watt
Texture fill rate
78
 
44.96
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
1,439 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 950M 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 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x8
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 950M: 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 or GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
1000 or 2500 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB/s
 
32 or 80 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 950M.
VGA аnalog display support
n/d
 
+
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
n/d
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 950M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
GameStream
-
 
+
GeForce ShadowPlay
-
 
+
GPU Boost
n/d
 
+
GameWorks
-
 
+
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
5.2
 
+
SLI
n/d
 
+
GeForce Experience
n/d
 
+
Adaptive VSync
n/d
 
+
Ansel
n/d
 
+
DSR
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 950M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), Shader 5.0
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5

Video card benchmarks performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 950M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
25.81 +108.1%
 
12.40 −108.1%
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
n/d
 
198867.00
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204.00 +130.4%
 
21355.50 −130.4%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937.00 +144.5%
 
2837.50 −144.5%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723.00 +141.3%
 
3200.00 −141.3%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259.00 +134.9%
 
4367.00 −134.9%
3DMark Vantage Performance
n/d
 
15710.00
Unigine Heaven 3.0
n/d
 
42.10
Passmark
4365 +146.3%
 
1772 −146.3%
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 hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 950M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s +79.3%
 
140 Mh/s −79.3%
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
n/d
 
2.5 Mh/s

Game benchmarks comparison (in FPS)

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 950M 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 +356.3%
 
4.87 −356.3%
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Ark Survival Evolved (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
53.70
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
15.30
high / 1080p
n/d
 
10.30
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
47.00
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
25.00
high / 1080p
n/d
 
21.00
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
16.00
Destiny 2 (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
62.50
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
35.70
high / 1080p
n/d
 
31.50
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
24.70
4k / 2160p
n/d
 
7.85
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
54.80
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
23.90
high / 1080p
n/d
 
21.20
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
6.20
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
58.20
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
26.30
high / 1080p
n/d
 
15.50
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
13.30
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
74.00
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
26.40
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
119.00
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
53.40
high / 1080p
n/d
 
32.20
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
16.10
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
97.00
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
30.70
high / 1080p
n/d
 
25.40
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
20.10
4k / 2160p
n/d
 
3.50
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
97.00
medium / 768p
n/d
 
75.00
high / 1080p
n/d
 
34.30
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
30.20
4k / 2160p
n/d
 
11.90
Civilization VI (2016)
low / 768p
n/d
 
60.40
medium / 768p
n/d
 
46.40
high / 1080p
n/d
 
25.90
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
19.80
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
33.60
medium / 768p
n/d
 
27.10
high / 1080p
n/d
 
15.00
Dishonored 2 (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
34.70
medium / 768p
n/d
 
32.30
high / 1080p
n/d
 
23.60
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
21.80
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
62.00
medium / 768p
n/d
 
51.00
high / 1080p
n/d
 
28.60
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
21.90
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
53.50
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
24.50
high / 1080p
n/d
 
22.00
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
16.50
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
152.70
medium / 768p
n/d
 
107.40
high / 1080p
n/d
 
65.25
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
33.40
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
n/d
 
58.40
medium / 768p
90.00 +152.9%
 
35.59 −152.9%
high / 1080p
55.00 +161.9%
 
21.00 −161.9%
ultra / 1080p
48.00 +181.5%
 
17.05 −181.5%
4k / 2160p
20.00
 
n/d
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
54.52
medium / 768p
n/d
 
39.57
high / 1080p
n/d
 
18.92
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
14.21
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
95.00
medium / 768p
n/d
 
69.00
high / 1080p
n/d
 
29.70
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
25.30
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
53.10
medium / 768p
n/d
 
45.20
high / 1080p
n/d
 
21.40
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
60.60
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
23.30
high / 1080p
n/d
 
14.65
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
6.70
Dota 2 (2015)
low / 720p
n/d
 
105.80
medium / 768p
n/d
 
96.50
high / 1080p
n/d
 
73.20
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
66.70
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
n/d
 
68.05
medium / 768p
n/d
 
41.00
high / 1080p
n/d
 
22.40
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
18.80
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
n/d
 
84.70
medium / 768p
n/d
 
71.40
high / 1080p
n/d
 
27.83
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
11.80
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
n/d
 
63.10
medium / 768p
n/d
 
51.60
high / 1080p
n/d
 
26.60
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
23.00
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
n/d
 
110.60
medium / 768p
n/d
 
70.00
high / 1080p
n/d
 
38.40
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
28.25
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
n/d
 
57.80
medium / 768p
n/d
 
36.07
high / 1080p
n/d
 
19.20
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
10.71
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
n/d
 
66.90
medium / 768p
n/d
 
56.40
high / 1080p
n/d
 
25.95
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
20.50
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
n/d
 
166.35
medium / 768p
n/d
 
93.05
high / 1080p
n/d
 
55.30
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
46.20
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
110.80
medium / 768p
n/d
 
78.60
high / 768p
n/d
 
57.52
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
23.50
4k / 2160p
n/d
 
10.90
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
79.15
medium / 768p
n/d
 
46.95
high / 768p
n/d
 
34.15
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
12.70
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
n/d
 
278.20
medium / 768p
n/d
 
205.70
high / 768p
n/d
 
165.60
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
102.90

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

108.1% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
356.3% faster (about 4.5 times) in games
Somewhat newer (18 August 2015 vs 13 March 2015)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 32 GB/s)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M

More pipelines (640 vs 1)
Less power hungry (75 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)
GameWorks
Adaptive VSync
DSR
Ansel
HDMI
GeForce ShadowPlay
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
BatteryBoost

So, Quadro M4000M or GTX 950M?

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 950M is a notebook one.

Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and GeForce GTX 950M, ask them in Comments sections, and we shall answer.

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