NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD Radeon R5 M255

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD Radeon R5 M255

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M255 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
GM204
 
Topaz
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
12 October 2014

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M255'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 R5 M255's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
384
Compute units
n/d
 
5.00000000000000
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
925 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
940 MHz
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
78.00
 
22.56
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
721.9 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M255 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
 
n/d
Bus support
n/d
 
PCIe 3.0 x8
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x8
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M255: 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
 
DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
4096 MB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
1000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB/s
 
16 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M255.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
n/d
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M255. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
AppAcceleration
-
 
+
Enduro
-
 
+
HD3D
-
 
+
PowerTune
-
 
+
DualGraphics
-
 
+
ZeroCore
-
 
+
Switchable graphics
-
 
+
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
Eyefinity
n/d
 
+
PowerPlay
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M255, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
DirectX® 11
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.4
OpenCL
n/d
 
Not Listed
Vulkan
+
 
-
Mantle
-
 
+

Video card benchmarks performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M255. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
24.91 +512%
 
4.07 −512%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204 +718.3%
 
6013 −718.3%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937 +607.9%
 
980 −607.9%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723 +614.4%
 
1081 −614.4%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259 +476.7%
 
1779 −476.7%
3DMark Vantage Performance
n/d
 
5399
Passmark
4567 +504.1%
 
756 −504.1%
Octane Render OctaneBench
53
 
n/d

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +1.5%
 
4475 −1.5%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +1.5%
 
4475 −1.5%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M255. 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 R5 M255 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 +230.8%
 
0.13 −230.8%
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry 5 (2018)
low / 720p
n/d
 
16
Fortnite (2018)
low / 720p
n/d
 
40
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
14
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)
low / 720p
n/d
 
18
Ark Survival Evolved (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
14
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
5
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
16
Destiny 2 (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
19
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
18
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
7
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
13
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
23
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
8
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
45
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
18
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
24
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
27
medium / 768p
n/d
 
20
high / 1080p
n/d
 
9
Civilization VI (2016)
low / 768p
n/d
 
38
medium / 768p
n/d
 
23
high / 1080p
n/d
 
10
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
14
medium / 768p
n/d
 
10
Dishonored 2 (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
11
medium / 768p
n/d
 
9
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
25
medium / 768p
n/d
 
19
high / 1080p
n/d
 
10
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
22
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
10
high / 1080p
n/d
 
8
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
24
medium / 768p
n/d
 
18
high / 1080p
n/d
 
7
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
54
medium / 768p
n/d
 
45
high / 1080p
n/d
 
21
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
n/d
 
19
medium / 768p
90 +662.7%
 
12 −662.7%
high / 1080p
55 +773%
 
6 −773%
ultra / 1080p
48
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
20
 
n/d
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
26
medium / 768p
n/d
 
15
high / 1080p
n/d
 
7
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
42
medium / 768p
n/d
 
29
high / 1080p
n/d
 
11
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
18
medium / 768p
n/d
 
15
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
22
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
8
high / 1080p
n/d
 
5
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
n/d
 
25
medium / 768p
n/d
 
16
high / 1080p
n/d
 
9
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
7
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
n/d
 
51
medium / 768p
n/d
 
43
high / 1080p
n/d
 
10
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
n/d
 
31
medium / 768p
n/d
 
25
high / 1080p
n/d
 
12
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
n/d
 
49
medium / 768p
n/d
 
31
high / 1080p
n/d
 
15
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
10
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
n/d
 
19
medium / 768p
n/d
 
13
high / 1080p
n/d
 
4
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
3
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
n/d
 
34
medium / 768p
n/d
 
24
high / 1080p
n/d
 
11
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
9
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
n/d
 
158
medium / 768p
n/d
 
51
high / 1080p
n/d
 
22
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
19
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
51
medium / 768p
n/d
 
36
high / 768p
n/d
 
25
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
8
Dota 2 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
117
medium / 768p
n/d
 
97
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
28
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
207
medium / 768p
n/d
 
71
high / 768p
n/d
 
33
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
12
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
76
medium / 768p
n/d
 
40
high / 768p
n/d
 
24
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
12
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
56
medium / 768p
n/d
 
34
high / 768p
n/d
 
15
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
12
Diablo III (2012)
medium / 768p
n/d
 
64
high / 768p
n/d
 
52
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
medium / 768p
n/d
 
32
high / 768p
n/d
 
23
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
14
StarCraft 2 (2010)
low / 768p
n/d
 
187
medium / 768p
n/d
 
43
high / 768p
n/d
 
26

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

512% faster (about 6 times) in synthetic tests
230.8% faster (about 3.5 times) in games
Somewhat newer (18 August 2015 vs 12 October 2014)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 16 GB/s)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R5 M255

More pipelines (384 vs 1)
PCI Express 3.0 x8
App Acceleration
PowerPlay
PowerTune (dynamically increases AMD GPU's voltage and frequency while there's still enough temperature headroom. Similar to NVIDIA GPU Boost)
ZeroCore
Enduro (saves battery charge by automatically switching between an integrated and discrete AMD GPU depending on workload. Similar to NVIDIA Optimus)
Eyefinity (allows using several displays with an AMD GPU)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
AppAcceleration
HD3D
DualGraphics
Switchable graphics

So, Quadro M4000M or R5 M255?

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 R5 M255 is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M255, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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