NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD Radeon HD 6990M

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD Radeon HD 6990M

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6990M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
TeraScale 2
Code name
GM204
 
Blackcomb
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
12 July 2011

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6990M 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 Radeon HD 6990M performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
1120
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
715 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
 
100 Watt
Texture fill rate
78
 
40.0
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
1,601.6 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6990M 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
 
large
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
MXM-B (3.0)
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6990M: 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
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
3600 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB/s
 
115.2 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6990M.
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6990M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
CUDA
5.2
 
-

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6990M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
n/d

Video card benchmarks performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6990M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
25.81 +138.8%
 
10.81 −138.8%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204.00
 
n/d
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937.00
 
n/d
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723.00 +143%
 
3178.00 −143%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259.00 +217.9%
 
3227.00 −217.9%
3DMark Vantage Performance
n/d
 
15113.00
Unigine Heaven 3.0
n/d
 
2148.92
Passmark
4365
 
n/d
Octane Render OctaneBench
53
 
n/d

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6990M. 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 6990M 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 +1063.4%
 
1.91 −1063.4%
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
medium / 768p
90.00
 
n/d
high / 1080p
55.00
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
48.00
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
20.00
 
n/d
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
n/d
 
210.20
medium / 768p
n/d
 
145.00
high / 768p
n/d
 
97.10
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
73.00
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
n/d
 
56.10
medium / 768p
n/d
 
52.30
high / 768p
n/d
 
43.70
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
34.30
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
high / 768p
n/d
 
94.50
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
30.70

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

138.8% faster (about 2.5 times) in synthetic tests
1063.4% faster (about 11.5 times) in games
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 12 July 2011)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 115.2 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6990M

More pipelines (1120 vs 1)

So, Quadro M4000M or HD 6990M?

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 6990M is a notebook one.

Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 6990M, ask them in Comments sections, and we shall answer.

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