NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD Radeon HD 6790

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD Radeon HD 6790

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6790 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
51.96
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
TeraScale 2
Code name
GM204
 
Barts
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Desktop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
4 April 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$149
Price now
n/d
 
$64.99

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6790'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 6790's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
800
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
840 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
1,700 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
150 Watt
Texture fill rate
78 GTexel / s
 
33.6 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
1,344.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6790 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
 
198 mm
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
2x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6790: 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
 
4200 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
134.4 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6790.
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 6790. 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 6790, 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 6790. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

M4000M 21.38 +123.4%
HD 6790 9.57

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

M4000M 10259 +255.4%
HD 6790 2887

Passmark

M4000M 4567 +123.3%
HD 6790 2045

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 −0.1%
 
4546 +0.1%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 −0.1%
 
4546 +0.1%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6790. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s +105.7%
 
122 Mh/s −105.7%

Game benchmarks comparison

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6790 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6790 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 6790
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 6790 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 6790
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6790 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 6790
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6790 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 6790
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6790 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 6790
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 6790 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 6790
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6790 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 6790
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6790 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
HD 6790
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6790 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 6790
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6790 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 6790
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6790 performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 6790
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6790.

medium / 768p
90
 
n/d
high / 1080p
55
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
48
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
20
 
n/d

StarCraft 2

2010

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6790 performance compared to StarCraft 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 6790
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of StarCraft 2 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6790.

ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
55

World of Warcraft

2005

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6790 performance compared to World of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 6790
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warcraft on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6790.

high / 1024p
n/d
 
78

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

123.4% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 4 April 2011)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 134.4 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
Less power hungry (100 vs 150 watts)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6790

More pipelines (800 vs 1)

So, Quadro M4000M or HD 6790?

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 6790 is a desktop one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6790, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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