NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs M520

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
NVIDIA Quadro M520

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Maxwell
Code name
GM204
 
n/d
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Mobile workstation
Release date
18 August 2015
 
n/d

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520'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 M520'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
 
756 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
1019 MHz
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
25 Watt
Texture fill rate
78 GTexel / s
 
n/d
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 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
 
medium sized
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
n/d
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
n/d
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
40 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
n/d
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
3D Stereo
n/d
 
+
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
+
Optimus
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
12
Shader Model
5.0
 
5.0
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5
Vulkan
+
 
-

Video card benchmark performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

M4000M 21.38 +198.6%
M520 7.16

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

M4000M 49204 +267.4%
M520 13394

3DMark Fire Strike Score

M4000M 6937 +224.3%
M520 2139

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

M4000M 7723 +229.8%
M520 2342

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

M4000M 10259 +286%
M520 2658

Passmark

M4000M 4567 +198.7%
M520 1529

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520. 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 M520 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520.

low / 768p
n/d
 
95
medium / 768p
n/d
 
60
high / 1080p
n/d
 
32
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
23
4k / 2160p
n/d
 
8
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M520
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
M520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

Ghost Recon Wildlands

2017

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance compared to Ghost Recon Wildlands official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Ghost Recon Wildlands on Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520.

low / 720p
n/d
 
38
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
14
high / 1080p
n/d
 
12
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
4

Resident Evil 7

2017

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance compared to Resident Evil 7 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Resident Evil 7 on Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520.

low / 720p
n/d
 
84
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
40
high / 1080p
n/d
 
22
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
7

Battlefield 1 (BF1)

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance compared to Battlefield 1 (BF1) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 1 (BF1) on Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520.

low / 720p
n/d
 
56
medium / 768p
n/d
 
44
high / 1080p
n/d
 
33
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
28

Civilization VI

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance compared to Civilization VI official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Civilization VI on Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520.

low / 768p
n/d
 
51
medium / 768p
n/d
 
30
high / 1080p
n/d
 
15
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
12

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance compared to Deus Ex Mankind Divided official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Deus Ex Mankind Divided on Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520.

low / 720p
n/d
 
27
medium / 768p
n/d
 
21
high / 1080p
n/d
 
12
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
5

Far Cry Primal

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance compared to Far Cry Primal official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry Primal on Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520.

low / 720p
n/d
 
46
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
20
high / 1080p
n/d
 
18
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
12

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520.

low / 768p
n/d
 
30
medium / 768p
90 +318.6%
 
22 −318.6%
high / 1080p
55 +313.5%
 
13 −313.5%
ultra / 1080p
48 +310.3%
 
12 −310.3%
4k / 2160p
20
 
n/d

The Division

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance compared to The Division official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Division on Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520.

low / 720p
n/d
 
52
medium / 768p
n/d
 
32
high / 1080p
n/d
 
15
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
11

Titanfall 2

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance compared to Titanfall 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Titanfall 2 on Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520.

low / 720p
n/d
 
72
medium / 768p
n/d
 
53
high / 1080p
n/d
 
21
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
17

Star Wars Battlefront

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance compared to Star Wars Battlefront official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront on Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520.

low / 768p
n/d
 
78
medium / 768p
n/d
 
49
high / 1080p
n/d
 
22
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
19

World of Warships

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance compared to World of Warships official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warships on Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520.

low / 768p
n/d
 
136
medium / 768p
n/d
 
108
high / 1080p
n/d
 
54
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
37
4k / 2160p
n/d
 
11

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520.

low / 768p
n/d
 
68
medium / 768p
n/d
 
52
high / 1080p
n/d
 
18
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
12

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
M520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520.

low / 768p
n/d
 
188
medium / 768p
n/d
 
98
high / 768p
n/d
 
60
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
29

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

198.6% faster (about 3 times) in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 40 GB/s)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M520

More pipelines (384 vs 1)
Less power hungry (25 vs 100 watts)

So, Quadro M4000M or M520?

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 M520, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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