NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD Radeon R5 M420
Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420 architecture, market type and release date.
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.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
78 GTexel / s
17.1 GTexel / s
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.
PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x8
Supplementary power connectors
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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
160 GB / s
16 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420.
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
nView Display Management
APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420, sometimes including their particular versions.
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 24.18 +751.4%
R5 M420 2.84
M4000M 4652 +750.5%
R5 M420 547
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and Radeon R5 M420 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
751.4% 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.