NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs Intel HD Graphics 3000

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Intel HD Graphics 3000

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and HD Graphics 3000 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Sandy Bridge
Code name
GM204
 
Sandy Bridge GT2
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
1 February 2011

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and HD Graphics 3000 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 HD Graphics 3000 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
12
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
850 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
189 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
32 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
78
 
1.7
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
20.4 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and HD Graphics 3000 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
 
n/d
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 1.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and HD Graphics 3000: 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
 
System Shared
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
System Shared
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
System Shared
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
System Shared
Memory bandwidth
160 GB/s
 
n/d
Shared memory
-
 
+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and HD Graphics 3000.
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and HD Graphics 3000. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
CUDA
5.2
 
-

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and HD Graphics 3000, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
DirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
n/d

Video card benchmarks performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and HD Graphics 3000. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
25.81 +497.5%
 
4.32 −497.5%
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
n/d
 
57956.00
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204.00 +1866.2%
 
2502.50 −1866.2%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937.00
 
n/d
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723.00
 
n/d
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259.00
 
n/d
3DMark Vantage Performance
n/d
 
1568.00
Unigine Heaven 3.0
n/d
 
365.28
Passmark
4365
 
n/d
Octane Render OctaneBench
53
 
n/d

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and HD Graphics 3000. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s
 
n/d

Game benchmarks comparison (in FPS)

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and HD Graphics 3000 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 +222100%
 
0.01 −222100%
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
Dota 2 (2015)
low / 720p
n/d
 
50.90
medium / 768p
n/d
 
19.40
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
n/d
 
7.50
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
18.05
medium / 768p
n/d
 
9.65
high / 768p
n/d
 
4.85
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
3.40
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
low / 768p
n/d
 
60.60
medium / 768p
n/d
 
37.40
high / 768p
n/d
 
16.65
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
10.60
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
n/d
 
31.30
medium / 768p
n/d
 
17.00
high / 768p
n/d
 
10.70
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
11.65
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
n/d
 
18.70
medium / 768p
n/d
 
9.40
high / 768p
n/d
 
7.75
Just Cause 2 (2010)
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
2.70
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto (2008)
low / 600p
n/d
 
-1.00
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
n/d
 
35.10
medium / 768p
n/d
 
15.60
high / 768p
n/d
 
10.20
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
n/d
 
35.30
medium / 768p
n/d
 
17.70
high / 768p
n/d
 
11.60
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
3.10
World of Warcraft (2005)
low / 600p
n/d
 
98.00
medium / 768p
n/d
 
47.50
high / 1024p
n/d
 
12.00
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
6.00

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

497.5% faster (about 6 times) in synthetic tests
222100% faster (about 2222 times) in games
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 1 February 2011)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 32 nm)

Advantages of Intel HD Graphics 3000

More pipelines (12 vs 1)

So, Quadro M4000M or HD Graphics 3000?

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 HD Graphics 3000 is a notebook one.

Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and HD Graphics 3000, ask them in Comments sections, and we shall answer.

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