NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs K420

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
NVIDIA Quadro K420

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Quadro K420 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
23.24
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Kepler
Code name
GM204
 
GK107
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Workstation
Release date
18 August 2015
 
22 July 2014
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$96.67
Price now
n/d
 
$59.37

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Quadro K420'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 K420's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
192
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
876 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
1,270 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
41 Watt
Texture fill rate
78 GTexel / s
 
14.02 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
336.4 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Quadro K420 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
 
160 mm
Width
n/d
 
1" (2.5 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and Quadro K420: 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
 
128 Bit
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
1 GB / 2 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
1782 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
n/d
Shared memory
-
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Quadro K420.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
1x DVI, 1x DisplayPort
Display Connectors
n/d
 
DVI-I DP
Number of simultaneous displays
n/d
 
4
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Quadro K420. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision Pro
+
 
+
Mosaic
+
 
+
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
nView Desktop Management
n/d
 
+
Optimus
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Quadro K420, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
12
Shader Model
5.0
 
5
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5
Vulkan
+
 
+

Video card benchmark performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and Quadro K420. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

M4000M 21.38 +446.8%
K420 3.91

Passmark

M4000M 4567 +446.9%
K420 835

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and Quadro K420. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s +2181.8%
 
11 Mh/s −2181.8%

Game benchmarks comparison

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and Quadro K420 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro K420 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
K420
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro K420 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
K420
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro K420 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
K420
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro K420 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
K420
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro K420 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
K420
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro K420 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
K420
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro K420 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
K420
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro K420 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
K420
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro K420 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
K420
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro K420 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
K420
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro K420 performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
K420
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Quadro K420.

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

446.8% faster (about 5.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 22 July 2014)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro K420

More pipelines (192 vs 1)
Less power hungry (41 vs 100 watts)

So, Quadro M4000M or K420?

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 K420 is a workstation one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and Quadro K420, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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