NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD Radeon HD 8850M

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD Radeon HD 8850M

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
GM204
 
Venus
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
1 April 2013

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M'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 8850M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
640
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
575 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
625 MHz
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
1,500 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
78 GTexel / s
 
25 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
800.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M 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
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M: 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, DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
2000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
32 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M. 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 8850M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
12.0 (11_1)
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5
Vulkan
+
 
-

Video card benchmark performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

M4000M 21.38 +369.9%
HD 8850M 4.55

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

M4000M 49204 +332.1%
HD 8850M 11387

3DMark Fire Strike Score

M4000M 6937 +309.7%
HD 8850M 1693

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

M4000M 7723 +318.6%
HD 8850M 1845

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

M4000M 10259 +336.7%
HD 8850M 2349

Passmark

M4000M 4567 +369.4%
HD 8850M 973

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 8850M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s +198.8%
 
84 Mh/s −198.8%

Game benchmarks comparison

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
HD 8850M
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 960
HD 8850M
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 4850
HD 8850M
recommended Radeon HD 7950

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
HD 8850M
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 460
HD 8850M
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 6800
HD 8850M
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 8600 GT
HD 8850M

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dota 2 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
112
medium / 768p
n/d
 
56
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
40

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
HD 8850M
recommended GeForce 6600

FPS tests

Real world test results of Counter-Strike: GO on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M.

high / 768p
n/d
 
102
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
78

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 6150 LE
HD 8850M
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 2400
HD 8850M
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 650
HD 8850M
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M.

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 8850M performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
HD 8850M
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M.

medium / 768p
n/d
 
41
high / 768p
n/d
 
31

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTS 450
HD 8850M
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
45
medium / 768p
n/d
 
29

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
HD 8850M
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M.

medium / 768p
n/d
 
67
high / 768p
n/d
 
48
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
22

Diablo III

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M performance compared to Diablo III official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 7800 GT
HD 8850M
recommended Radeon HD 4870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Diablo III on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
112
medium / 768p
n/d
 
77
high / 768p
n/d
 
67
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
44

Dishonored

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M performance compared to Dishonored official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 5850
HD 8850M
recommended Radeon HD 5850

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dishonored on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M.

low / 768p
n/d
 
59
medium / 768p
n/d
 
53
high / 768p
n/d
 
51
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
43

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2011

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M performance compared to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim official system requirements.

M4000M
HD 8850M
recommended GeForce GTX 260

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M.

medium / 768p
n/d
 
49
high / 768p
n/d
 
38
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
24

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

369.9% faster (about 4.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 1 April 2013)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 32 GB/s)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8850M

More pipelines (640 vs 1)
OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)

So, Quadro M4000M or HD 8850M?

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 8850M is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and Radeon HD 8850M, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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