NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs FX 3600M

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 3600M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Tesla
Code name
GM204
 
G92
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Mobile workstation
Release date
18 August 2015
 
23 February 2008

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 3600M'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 Quadro FX 3600M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
64
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
500 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
754 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
65 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
70 Watt
Texture fill rate
78 GTexel / s
 
16 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
160 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 3600M 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
 
large
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
MXM-HE
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 3600M: 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
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
512 MB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
1598 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
51.1 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 3600M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
n/d
HDMI
-
 
+
HDCP
-
 
+
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 3600M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
CUDA
-
 
1.1
PCI-E 16x
n/d
 
+
Gigathread technology
n/d
 
+
HDR (High Dynamic-Range Lighting)
n/d
 
+
HDCP-capable
n/d
 
+
PowerMizer 7.0
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 3600M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
10.0
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
3.3
Vulkan
+
 
-

Video card benchmarks performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 3600M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
24.91 +812.5%
 
2.73 −812.5%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204
 
n/d
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937
 
n/d
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723
 
n/d
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259
 
n/d
Passmark
4567 +877.9%
 
467 −877.9%
Octane Render OctaneBench
53
 
n/d

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +3.1%
 
4404 −3.1%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +3.1%
 
4404 −3.1%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 3600M. 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 Quadro FX 3600M 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
 
n/d
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
medium / 768p
90
 
n/d
high / 1080p
55
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
48
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
20
 
n/d
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
n/d
 
119
medium / 768p
n/d
 
53
high / 768p
n/d
 
29
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
n/d
 
98
medium / 768p
n/d
 
59

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

812.5% faster (about 9 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 23 February 2008)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 51.1 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 65 nm)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M

More pipelines (64 vs 1)
Less power hungry (70 vs 100 watts)
PureVideo technology (H.264, VC-1, MPEG2, WMV9 decoding acceleration)
HDCP-capable
PowerMizer 7.0 energy administration (dynamic switching between performance and energy saving)
HDR (High Dynamic-Range Lighting)
designed for Windows Vista
supports Dual-Link DVI-D exits for TFT resolutions up to 2560x1600
LVDS
VGA
HDTV
HDCP
HDMI
PCI-E 16x
OpenGL 2.1
Gigathread technology

So, Quadro M4000M or FX 3600M?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA Quadro M4000M.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 3600M, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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