NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD Radeon HD 8550G

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD Radeon HD 8550G

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Terascale 3
Code name
GM204
 
Richland
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
12 March 2013

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G'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 8550G's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
256
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
515 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
720 MHz
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
32 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
78.00
 
n/d
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G 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
 
medium sized
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
n/d
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G: 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
 
n/d
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
n/d
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
n/d
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
n/d
Memory bandwidth
160 GB/s
 
n/d
Shared memory
-
 
+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
n/d
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G. 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 8550G, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
11
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
n/d
Vulkan
+
 
-

Video card benchmarks performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
24.91 +507.6%
 
4.10 −507.6%
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
n/d
 
67801
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204 +705.7%
 
6107 −705.7%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937 +829.9%
 
746 −829.9%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723 +875.1%
 
792 −875.1%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259 +770.1%
 
1179 −770.1%
3DMark Vantage Performance
n/d
 
4174
Unigine Heaven 3.0
n/d
 
11
Passmark
4567 +530.8%
 
724 −530.8%
Octane Render OctaneBench
53
 
n/d

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 8550G. 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 8550G 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 +1333.3%
 
0.03 −1333.3%
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
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
34
medium / 768p
n/d
 
24
high / 768p
n/d
 
17
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
5
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
27
medium / 768p
n/d
 
17
Dota 2 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
53
medium / 768p
n/d
 
37
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
18
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
medium / 768p
n/d
 
54
high / 768p
n/d
 
33
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
12
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
61
medium / 768p
n/d
 
29
high / 768p
n/d
 
19
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
8
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
39
Dishonored (2012)
low / 768p
n/d
 
52
medium / 768p
n/d
 
42
high / 768p
n/d
 
34
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
20
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
n/d
 
42
medium / 768p
n/d
 
29
high / 768p
n/d
 
20

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

507.6% faster (about 6 times) in synthetic tests
1333.3% faster (about 14.5 times) in games
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 12 March 2013)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 32 nm)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8550G

More pipelines (256 vs 1)

So, Quadro M4000M or HD 8550G?

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 8550G is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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