NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD Radeon HD 8790M

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD Radeon HD 8790M

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8790M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
GM204
 
Mars
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
1 April 2013

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8790M'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 8790M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
384
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
850 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
900 MHz
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
1,040 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
78.00
 
21.60
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
691.2 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8790M 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
 
MXM-A (3.0)
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8790M: 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
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
4000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB/s
 
64 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8790M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8790M. 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 8790M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
12.0
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5
Vulkan
+
 
-

Video card benchmarks performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8790M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
24.91 +269%
 
6.75 −269%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204 +308.4%
 
12049 −308.4%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937 +320.9%
 
1648 −320.9%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723 +347.2%
 
1727 −347.2%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259 +369.1%
 
2187 −369.1%
3DMark Vantage Performance
n/d
 
9835
Passmark
4567 +254%
 
1290 −254%
Octane Render OctaneBench
53
 
n/d

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 −0.2%
 
4549 +0.2%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 −0.2%
 
4549 +0.2%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8790M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s +213.8%
 
80 Mh/s −213.8%

Game benchmarks comparison (in FPS)

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8790M 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 +2050%
 
0.02 −2050%
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
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
103
medium / 768p
n/d
 
66
high / 768p
n/d
 
42
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
16
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
127
medium / 768p
n/d
 
57
high / 768p
n/d
 
43
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
20
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
medium / 768p
n/d
 
149
high / 768p
n/d
 
116
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
73
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
n/d
 
97
medium / 768p
n/d
 
70
high / 768p
n/d
 
61
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
37
Dishonored (2012)
low / 768p
n/d
 
85
medium / 768p
n/d
 
75
high / 768p
n/d
 
67
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
44

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

269% faster (about 3.5 times) in synthetic tests
2050% faster (about 21.5 times) in games
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 1 April 2013)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 64 GB/s)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8790M

More pipelines (384 vs 1)

So, Quadro M4000M or HD 8790M?

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 8790M is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8790M, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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