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
78.00
 
68.0
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 specs

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
 
11.0
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.3
Vulkan
+
 
-

Video card benchmarks 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
24.91 +74%
 
14.32 −74%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204
 
n/d
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937
 
n/d
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723
 
n/d
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259
 
n/d
Passmark
4567 +74.5%
 
2617 −74.5%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
n/d
 
2530
Octane Render OctaneBench
53
 
n/d

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 (in FPS)

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 5870 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
 
n/d
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
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% 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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