NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs M500M

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
NVIDIA Quadro M500M

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Quadro M500M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Maxwell
Code name
GM204
 
GM108
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Mobile workstation
Release date
18 August 2015
 
27 April 2016

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M500M'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 M500M'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
 
1029 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
1124 MHz
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
30 Watt
Texture fill rate
78.00
 
17.98
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
863.2 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Quadro M500M 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-A (3.0)
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and Quadro M500M: 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
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB/s
 
14.4 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Quadro M500M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Quadro M500M. 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
+
 
+
Optimus
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Quadro M500M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
12
Shader Model
5.0
 
5.0
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5
Vulkan
+
 
-

Video card benchmarks performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and Quadro M500M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
24.91 +252.3%
 
7.07 −252.3%
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
n/d
 
126522
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204 +489.4%
 
8348 −489.4%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937 +398.3%
 
1392 −398.3%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723 +384.2%
 
1595 −384.2%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259 +333.8%
 
2365 −333.8%
3DMark Vantage Performance
n/d
 
7959
Unigine Heaven 3.0
n/d
 
21
Passmark
4567 +345.6%
 
1025 −345.6%
Octane Render OctaneBench
53
 
n/d

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +23.2%
 
3686 −23.2%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +23.2%
 
3686 −23.2%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and Quadro M500M. 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 M500M 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 +290.9%
 
0.11 −290.9%
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
49
medium / 768p
n/d
 
28
high / 1080p
n/d
 
22
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
n/d
 
30
medium / 768p
90 +383.9%
 
19 −383.9%
high / 1080p
55 +428.8%
 
10 −428.8%
ultra / 1080p
48
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
20
 
n/d
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
n/d
 
36
medium / 768p
n/d
 
30
high / 1080p
n/d
 
16
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
15
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
n/d
 
56
medium / 768p
n/d
 
35
high / 1080p
n/d
 
20
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
13
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
n/d
 
30
medium / 768p
n/d
 
18
high / 1080p
n/d
 
10
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
218
medium / 768p
n/d
 
94
high / 768p
n/d
 
49
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
24
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
138
medium / 768p
n/d
 
63
high / 768p
n/d
 
34
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
17

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

252.3% faster (about 3.5 times) in synthetic tests
290.9% faster (about 4 times) in games
Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 14.4 GB/s)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M500M

Somewhat newer (27 April 2016 vs 18 August 2015)
More pipelines (384 vs 1)
Less power hungry (30 vs 100 watts)

So, Quadro M4000M or M500M?

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 M500M, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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