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 GTexel / s
 
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

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 benchmark 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

M4000M 21.38 +534.4%
HD 8550G 3.37

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

M4000M 49204 +705.7%
HD 8550G 6107

3DMark Fire Strike Score

M4000M 6937 +829.9%
HD 8550G 746

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

M4000M 7723 +875.1%
HD 8550G 792

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

M4000M 10259 +770.1%
HD 8550G 1179

Passmark

M4000M 4567 +534.3%
HD 8550G 720

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

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 8550G
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 8550G performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 8550G
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 8550G
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 8550G
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 8550G
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 8550G performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 8550G
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 8550G

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dota 2 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G.

low / 768p
n/d
 
53
medium / 768p
n/d
 
37
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
18
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
HD 8550G
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Counter-Strike: GO on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G.

ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
39
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 8550G
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 8550G
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 8550G
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G.

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

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 8550G
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G.

low / 768p
n/d
 
34
medium / 768p
n/d
 
24
high / 768p
n/d
 
17
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
5

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 8550G
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G.

low / 768p
n/d
 
27
medium / 768p
n/d
 
17

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 8550G
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G.

low / 768p
n/d
 
61
medium / 768p
n/d
 
29
high / 768p
n/d
 
19
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
8

Dishonored

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G performance compared to Dishonored official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 8550G
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dishonored on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G.

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

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G performance compared to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
HD 8550G
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8550G.

low / 720p
n/d
 
42
medium / 768p
n/d
 
29
high / 768p
n/d
 
20

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

534.4% faster (about 6.5 times) in synthetic tests
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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