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 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their 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
 
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 specs

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 Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
3D Stereo
n/d
 
+
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
+
Optimus
+
 
+
CUDA
5.2
 
-

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

Video card benchmarks 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
25.81 +176.6%
 
9.33 −176.6%
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
n/d
 
166193.00
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204.00 +267.4%
 
13394.00 −267.4%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937.00 +224.3%
 
2139.00 −224.3%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723.00 +229.8%
 
2342.00 −229.8%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259.00 +286%
 
2658.00 −286%
3DMark Vantage Performance
n/d
 
11278.00
Unigine Heaven 3.0
n/d
 
27.90
Passmark
4365 +204%
 
1436 −204%
Octane Render OctaneBench
53
 
n/d

Mining hashrate

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 (in FPS)

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and Quadro M520 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
22.22 +892%
 
2.24 −892%
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
38.10
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
14.30
high / 1080p
n/d
 
12.00
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
3.60
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
84.00
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
40.00
high / 1080p
n/d
 
22.10
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
6.60
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
56.40
medium / 768p
n/d
 
43.90
high / 1080p
n/d
 
33.00
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
28.20
Civilization VI (2016)
low / 768p
n/d
 
50.80
medium / 768p
n/d
 
30.40
high / 1080p
n/d
 
15.20
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
11.70
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
27.20
medium / 768p
n/d
 
21.00
high / 1080p
n/d
 
11.60
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
5.30
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
46.00
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
20.00
high / 1080p
n/d
 
18.00
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
12.00
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
n/d
 
30.00
medium / 768p
90.00 +318.6%
 
21.50 −318.6%
high / 1080p
55.00 +313.5%
 
13.30 −313.5%
ultra / 1080p
48.00 +310.3%
 
11.70 −310.3%
4k / 2160p
20.00
 
n/d
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
52.20
medium / 768p
n/d
 
31.80
high / 1080p
n/d
 
14.80
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
11.20
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
72.20
medium / 768p
n/d
 
52.50
high / 1080p
n/d
 
21.30
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
17.30
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
n/d
 
94.50
medium / 768p
n/d
 
60.10
high / 1080p
n/d
 
31.80
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
22.80
4k / 2160p
n/d
 
8.10

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

176.6% faster (about 3 times) in synthetic tests
892% faster (about 10 times) in games
Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 40 GB/s)

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.

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