NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
GCN
Code name
GM204
 
Kaveri Spectre
Type
Laptop
 
Desktop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
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Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
384
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
720 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
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Transistor count
5,200 million
 
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Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
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Texture fill rate
78.00
 
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Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). 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
 
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Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
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Supplementary power connectors
None
 
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Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop): 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
 
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Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
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Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
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Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
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Memory bandwidth
160 GB/s
 
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Shared memory
-
 
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop).
Display Port
1.2
 
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Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop). Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
3D Vision Pro
+
 
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Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
CUDA
5.2
 
-
DirectCompute 5.0
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop), sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
12 (FL 12_0)
Shader Model
5.0
 
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OpenGL
4.5
 
n/d
Vulkan
+
 
-

Video card benchmarks performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop). Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
25.98 +341.8%
 
5.88 −341.8%
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
n/d
 
89954.00
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204.00 +409.9%
 
9650.50 −409.9%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937.00 +432.8%
 
1302.00 −432.8%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723.00 +449.5%
 
1405.50 −449.5%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259.00 +416.2%
 
1987.50 −416.2%
3DMark Vantage Performance
n/d
 
7338.00
Unigine Heaven 3.0
n/d
 
17.80
Passmark
4496
 
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Octane Render OctaneBench
53
 
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Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop). Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s
 
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Game benchmarks comparison (in FPS)

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) 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
0.63 +600%
 
0.09 −600%
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
98.71
 
96.13
At recommended settings
86.45
 
87.42
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
medium / 768p
90.00
 
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high / 1080p
55.00
 
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ultra / 1080p
48.00
 
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4k / 2160p
20.00
 
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GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
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52.70
medium / 768p
n/d
 
46.50
high / 1080p
n/d
 
12.40
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
5.00
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
41.20
medium / 768p
n/d
 
25.00
high / 768p
n/d
 
16.90
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
6.50
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
52.15
medium / 768p
n/d
 
25.55
high / 768p
n/d
 
11.85
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
8.20

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

341.8% faster (about 4.5 times) in synthetic tests
600% faster (about 7 times) in games
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)

More pipelines (384 vs 1)
HSA
OpenCL 2.0
DirectCompute 5.0

So, Quadro M4000M or R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA Quadro M4000M.

Be aware that Quadro M4000M is a notebook card while Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) is a desktop one.

Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop), ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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