NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs FX 4600

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 4600 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
n/d
 
10.73
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Tesla
Code name
GM204
 
G80
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Workstation
Release date
18 August 2015
 
5 March 2007
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$1,999
Price
n/d
 
$129.99

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 4600'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 4600'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
 
681 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
90 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
134 Watt
Texture fill rate
78.00
 
12.00
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
230.4 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 4600 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). 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 2.0 x16
Length
n/d
 
229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
1x 6-pin

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 4600: 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
 
0.8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
384 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
1400 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB/s
 
67.2 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 4600.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 4600. 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
-
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 4600, 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 4600. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
24.91 +605.7%
 
3.53 −605.7%
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 +656.1%
 
604 −656.1%
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 4600. 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 4600 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

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

605.7% faster (about 7 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 5 March 2007)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 67.2 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 90 nm)
Less power hungry (100 vs 134 watts)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600

Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (96 vs 1)
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)

So, Quadro M4000M or FX 4600?

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 Quadro FX 4600 is a workstation one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and Quadro FX 4600, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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