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
 
G9x
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
 
96
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

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
 
800 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
 
No outputs
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
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
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
3.3
Vulkan
+
 
-

Video card benchmark 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

M4000M 21.40 +877.2%
FX 3600M 2.19

Passmark

M4000M 4572 +879%
FX 3600M 467

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

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 3600M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 3600M performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
FX 3600M
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 3600M performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 960
FX 3600M
recommended GeForce GTX 1060
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 3600M performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 4850
FX 3600M
recommended Radeon HD 7950
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 3600M performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
FX 3600M
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 3600M performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 460
FX 3600M
recommended Radeon HD 7970
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 3600M performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 6800
FX 3600M
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 3600M performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 8600 GT
FX 3600M
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 3600M performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
FX 3600M
recommended GeForce 6600
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 3600M performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
FX 3600M
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 3600M performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 2400
FX 3600M
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 3600M performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 650
FX 3600M
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 3600M.

medium / 768p
90
 
n/d
high / 1080p
55
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
48
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
20
 
n/d

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

877.2% faster (about 10 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 (96 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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