NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5) architecture, market type and release date.
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Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Maxwell
Code name
GM204
 
Surface Book
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
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Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)'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 Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)'s performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
384
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
954 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
993 MHz
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
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Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
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Texture fill rate
78.00
 
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Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5) 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
 
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Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
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Supplementary power connectors
None
 
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Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5): 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 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
5012 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB/s
 
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Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5).
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
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Display Port
1.2
 
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Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5). You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
GPU Boost
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+
Optimus
-
 
+
3D Vision Pro
+
 
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Mosaic
+
 
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nView Display Management
+
 
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Optimus
+
 
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CUDA
-
 
+
GeForce Experience
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5), sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
12 (FL 11_0)
Shader Model
5.0
 
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OpenGL
4.5
 
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Vulkan
+
 
-

Video card benchmarks performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5). Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
24.91 +207.5%
 
8.10 −207.5%
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
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123411
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204 +332.4%
 
11380 −332.4%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937 +261.5%
 
1919 −261.5%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723 +272%
 
2076 −272%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259 +298.1%
 
2577 −298.1%
Passmark
4567
 
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Octane Render OctaneBench
53
 
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Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5). Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s
 
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Game benchmarks comparison (in FPS)

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5) 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 +616.7%
 
0.06 −616.7%
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
medium / 768p
90
 
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high / 1080p
55
 
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ultra / 1080p
48
 
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4k / 2160p
20
 
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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
low / 768p
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258
medium / 768p
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141
high / 768p
n/d
 
74
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
38
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
162
medium / 768p
n/d
 
83
high / 768p
n/d
 
55
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
26

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

207.5% faster (about 3 times) in synthetic tests
616.7% faster (about 7 times) in games
Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)

More pipelines (384 vs 1)
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)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)

So, Quadro M4000M or Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)?

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 Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5) is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5), ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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