NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD Radeon R5 M420

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD Radeon R5 M420

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
GCN
Code name
GM204
 
Jet
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
15 May 2016

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420'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 M420's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
320
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
780 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
n/d
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 GTexel / s
 
17.1 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
547.2 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420 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
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x8
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420: 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
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
2000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
16 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420. 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 R5 M420, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
12
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 R5 M420. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

M4000M 21.40 +739.2%
R5 M420 2.55

Passmark

M4000M 4572 +738.9%
R5 M420 545

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420. 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 R5 M420 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
R5 M420
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 960
R5 M420
recommended GeForce GTX 1060
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 4850
R5 M420
recommended Radeon HD 7950
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
R5 M420
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 460
R5 M420
recommended Radeon HD 7970
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 6800
R5 M420
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 8600 GT
R5 M420
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
R5 M420
recommended GeForce 6600
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
R5 M420
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 2400
R5 M420
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420 performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 650
R5 M420
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420.

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

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

739.2% faster (about 8.5 times) in synthetic tests
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 M420

Somewhat newer (15 May 2016 vs 18 August 2015)
More pipelines (320 vs 1)

So, Quadro M4000M or R5 M420?

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 M420 is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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