NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD Radeon R7 M260

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD Radeon R7 M260

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
1.40
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
GCN 3.0
Code name
GM204
 
Topaz
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
11 June 2014
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$799
Price now
n/d
 
$799

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260'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 R7 M260's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
384
Compute units
n/d
 
6
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
940 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
980 MHz
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
3,100 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
78 GTexel / s
 
22.56 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
721.9 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 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
 
medium sized
Bus support
n/d
 
PCIe 3.0 x8
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x8
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260: 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
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
1000 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 R7 M260.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
-
 
+
HD3D
-
 
+
PowerTune
-
 
+
DualGraphics
-
 
+
ZeroCore
-
 
+
Switchable graphics
-
 
+
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
PCIe 3.0
n/d
 
+
Zero Core
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
DirectX® 12
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.3
OpenCL
n/d
 
2.0
Vulkan
+
 
-
Mantle
-
 
+

Video card benchmark performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

M4000M 21.38 +572.3%
R7 M260 3.18

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

M4000M 49204 +778.2%
R7 M260 5603

3DMark Fire Strike Score

M4000M 6937 +632.5%
R7 M260 947

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

M4000M 7723 +623.8%
R7 M260 1067

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

M4000M 10259 +440.8%
R7 M260 1897

Passmark

M4000M 4567 +571.6%
R7 M260 680

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +0.9%
 
4502 −0.9%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +0.9%
 
4502 −0.9%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s +221.8%
 
78 Mh/s −221.8%

Game benchmarks comparison

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R7 M260
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R7 M260
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R7 M260
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R7 M260
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R7 M260
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R7 M260
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R7 M260

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dota 2 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260.

low / 768p
n/d
 
102
medium / 768p
n/d
 
73
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
35
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
R7 M260
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R7 M260
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R7 M260
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R7 M260
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260.

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

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R7 M260
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260.

low / 768p
n/d
 
18
medium / 768p
n/d
 
13
high / 1080p
n/d
 
4
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
3

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R7 M260
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260.

low / 768p
n/d
 
30
medium / 768p
n/d
 
23
high / 1080p
n/d
 
8

Far Cry 4

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to Far Cry 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R7 M260
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 4 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260.

low / 768p
n/d
 
29
medium / 768p
n/d
 
21
high / 1080p
n/d
 
9

Sims 4

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to Sims 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R7 M260

FPS tests

Real world test results of Sims 4 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260.

low / 768p
n/d
 
125
medium / 768p
n/d
 
26
high / 1080p
n/d
 
14

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R7 M260
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260.

low / 768p
n/d
 
22
medium / 768p
n/d
 
16
high / 768p
n/d
 
10
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
3

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R7 M260
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260.

low / 768p
n/d
 
22
medium / 768p
n/d
 
14

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R7 M260
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260.

low / 768p
n/d
 
68
medium / 768p
n/d
 
38
high / 768p
n/d
 
22
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
11

Diablo III

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to Diablo III official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R7 M260
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Diablo III on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260.

low / 768p
n/d
 
87
medium / 768p
n/d
 
61
high / 768p
n/d
 
49
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
29

Dishonored

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to Dishonored official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R7 M260
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dishonored on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260.

low / 768p
n/d
 
45
medium / 768p
n/d
 
35
high / 768p
n/d
 
31

Mass Effect 3

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to Mass Effect 3 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R7 M260
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Mass Effect 3 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260.

low / 720p
n/d
 
38
high / 768p
n/d
 
30

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2011

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260 performance compared to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R7 M260
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260.

low / 720p
n/d
 
45
medium / 768p
n/d
 
34
high / 768p
n/d
 
23
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
16

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

572.3% faster (about 6.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 11 June 2014)
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 R7 M260

More pipelines (384 vs 1)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
PCIe 3.0
Zero Core
PowerTune (dynamically increases AMD GPU's voltage and frequency while there's still enough temperature headroom. Similar to NVIDIA GPU Boost)
FreeSync
HD3D
DualGraphics
ZeroCore
Switchable graphics

So, Quadro M4000M or R7 M260?

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 R7 M260 is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M260, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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