NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD Radeon R7 M270

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD Radeon R7 M270

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
GM204
 
Opal
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
9 January 2014

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270'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 M270's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
384
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
725 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
 
19.8 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
633.6 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270 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
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 R7 M270: 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
 
Not Listed
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
n/d
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
n/d
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
n/d
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
28.8 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270. 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 M270, 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 benchmark performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

M4000M 21.38 +512.6%
R7 M270 3.49

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

M4000M 49204 +673%
R7 M270 6365

3DMark Fire Strike Score

M4000M 6937 +489.4%
R7 M270 1177

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

M4000M 7723 +513.9%
R7 M270 1258

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

M4000M 10259 +452.2%
R7 M270 1858

Passmark

M4000M 4567 +513%
R7 M270 745

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 −0.2%
 
4549 +0.2%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 −0.2%
 
4549 +0.2%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270. 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 R7 M270 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
R7 M270
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 960
R7 M270
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 4850
R7 M270
recommended Radeon HD 7950

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
R7 M270
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of GTA V on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270.

low / 768p
n/d
 
51
medium / 768p
n/d
 
44
high / 1080p
n/d
 
12
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
8

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 460
R7 M270
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 6800
R7 M270
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 8600 GT
R7 M270

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
R7 M270
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 6100
R7 M270
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 2400
R7 M270
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270 performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 650
R7 M270
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270.

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

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270 performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
R7 M270
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270.

low / 768p
n/d
 
38
medium / 768p
n/d
 
31
high / 1080p
n/d
 
18
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
12

Far Cry 4

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270 performance compared to Far Cry 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 5850
R7 M270
recommended GeForce GTX 680

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 4 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270.

low / 768p
n/d
 
38
medium / 768p
n/d
 
28
high / 1080p
n/d
 
13
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
10

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270 performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
R7 M270
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270.

low / 768p
n/d
 
78
medium / 768p
n/d
 
41
high / 768p
n/d
 
29
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
14

Diablo III

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270 performance compared to Diablo III official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 7800 GT
R7 M270
recommended Radeon HD 4870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Diablo III on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270.

low / 768p
n/d
 
95
medium / 768p
n/d
 
62
high / 768p
n/d
 
51
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
31

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2011

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270 performance compared to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim official system requirements.

M4000M
R7 M270
recommended GeForce GTX 260

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270.

low / 720p
n/d
 
67
medium / 768p
n/d
 
43
high / 768p
n/d
 
32
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
19

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

512.6% faster (about 6 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 9 January 2014)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 28.8 GB/s)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R7 M270

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 M270?

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 M270 is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and Radeon R7 M270, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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