NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs ATI Radeon HD 5870

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
ATI Radeon HD 5870

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 5870 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
TeraScale 2
Code name
GM204
 
Cypress
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Desktop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
23 September 2009
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$399

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 5870'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 HD 5870's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
1600
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
850 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
2,154 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
188 Watt
Texture fill rate
78 GTexel / s
 
68.0 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
2,720.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 5870 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
 
282 mm
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
2x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 5870: 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
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
4800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
153.6 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 5870.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 5870. 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 HD 5870, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.4
Vulkan
+
 
-

Video card benchmark performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 5870. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

M4000M 21.38 +74.4%
ATI HD 5870 12.26

Passmark

M4000M 4567 +74.3%
ATI HD 5870 2620

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 5870. 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 HD 5870 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 5870 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
ATI HD 5870
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 5870 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
ATI HD 5870
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 5870 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
ATI HD 5870
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 5870 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
ATI HD 5870
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 5870 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
ATI HD 5870
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 5870 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
ATI HD 5870
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 5870 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
ATI HD 5870
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 5870 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
ATI HD 5870
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 5870 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
ATI HD 5870
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 5870 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
ATI HD 5870
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 5870 performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
ATI HD 5870
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 5870.

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

74.4% faster (about 1.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 23 September 2009)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 153.6 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
Less power hungry (100 vs 188 watts)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of ATI Radeon HD 5870

More pipelines (1600 vs 1)

So, Quadro M4000M or HD 5870?

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 HD 5870 is a desktop one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 5870, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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