NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD Radeon 520

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD Radeon 520

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
GM204
 
Oland
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
18 April 2017

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520'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 Radeon 520's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
320
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
1030 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
1,040 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
50 Watt
Texture fill rate
78 GTexel / s
 
20.6 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
659.2 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520 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
 
n/d
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x8
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520: 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
 
DDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
2250 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
16 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520. 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

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
12
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
n/d
Vulkan
+
 
+

Video card benchmark performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

M4000M 21.38 +622.3%
520 2.96

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

M4000M 49204 +699.3%
520 6156

3DMark Fire Strike Score

M4000M 6937 +627.1%
520 954

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

M4000M 7723 +655.7%
520 1022

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

M4000M 10259 +446.6%
520 1877

Passmark

M4000M 4567 +621.5%
520 633

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520. 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 Radeon 520 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Overwatch on Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520.

low / 720p
n/d
 
42
medium / 768p
n/d
 
33
high / 1080p
n/d
 
15
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of GTA V on Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520.

medium / 768p
n/d
 
40
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520.

low / 768p
n/d
 
52
medium / 768p
n/d
 
32
high / 1080p
n/d
 
14
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
520
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Counter-Strike: GO on Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520.

high / 768p
n/d
 
52
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

Destiny 2

2017

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520 performance compared to Destiny 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Destiny 2 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520.

low / 720p
n/d
 
18
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
9

Resident Evil 7

2017

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520 performance compared to Resident Evil 7 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Resident Evil 7 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520.

low / 720p
n/d
 
40
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
19
high / 1080p
n/d
 
8

Far Cry Primal

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520 performance compared to Far Cry Primal official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry Primal on Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520.

low / 720p
n/d
 
21
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
9
high / 1080p
n/d
 
8

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520 performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520.

low / 768p
n/d
 
22
medium / 768p
90 +566.7%
 
14 −566.7%
high / 1080p
55 +643.2%
 
7 −643.2%
ultra / 1080p
48
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
20
 
n/d

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520 performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520.

low / 768p
n/d
 
20
medium / 768p
n/d
 
16

World of Warships

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520 performance compared to World of Warships official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warships on Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520.

low / 768p
n/d
 
53
medium / 768p
n/d
 
37
high / 1080p
n/d
 
19

Far Cry 4

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520 performance compared to Far Cry 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 4 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520.

low / 768p
n/d
 
25
medium / 768p
n/d
 
20
high / 768p
n/d
 
11

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520 performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520.

low / 768p
n/d
 
54
medium / 768p
n/d
 
40
high / 768p
n/d
 
23

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520 performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520.

low / 768p
n/d
 
62
medium / 768p
n/d
 
32
high / 768p
n/d
 
24
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
13

Diablo III

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520 performance compared to Diablo III official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Diablo III on Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520.

low / 768p
n/d
 
66
medium / 768p
n/d
 
42
high / 768p
n/d
 
34
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
22

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2011

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520 performance compared to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
520
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520.

low / 720p
n/d
 
45
medium / 768p
n/d
 
29
high / 768p
n/d
 
20
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
11

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

622.3% faster (about 7 times) in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 16 GB/s)

Advantages of AMD Radeon 520

Much newer (18 April 2017 vs 18 August 2015)
More pipelines (320 vs 1)
Less power hungry (50 vs 100 watts)
DirectX 12
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
OpenGL
OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)

So, Quadro M4000M or 520?

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 Radeon 520 is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and Radeon 520, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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