NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD Radeon R9 M265X

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD Radeon R9 M265X

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
GM204
 
Venus
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
21 March 2014

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X'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 R9 M265X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
640
Compute units
n/d
 
10
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
575 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
625 MHz
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
1,500 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
78 GTexel / s
 
25 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
800.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X 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 x16
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
1125 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
72 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Eyefinity
-
 
+
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X. 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

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X, 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 R9 M265X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

M4000M 21.38 +259.3%
R9 M265X 5.95

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

M4000M 49204 +293.3%
R9 M265X 12510

3DMark Fire Strike Score

M4000M 6937 +265.1%
R9 M265X 1900

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

M4000M 7723 +286.7%
R9 M265X 1997

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

M4000M 10259 +289.6%
R9 M265X 2633

Passmark

M4000M 4567 +259.3%
R9 M265X 1271

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 R9 M265X. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s +167%
 
94 Mh/s −167%

Game benchmarks comparison

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M265X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M265X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M265X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M265X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M265X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M265X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M265X

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dota 2 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X.

medium / 768p
n/d
 
83
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
44
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
R9 M265X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M265X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M265X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M265X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X.

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 R9 M265X performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M265X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
66
medium / 768p
n/d
 
30
high / 1080p
n/d
 
20
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
17

Far Cry 4

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X performance compared to Far Cry 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M265X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 4 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
58
medium / 768p
n/d
 
42
high / 1080p
n/d
 
19
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
16

Sims 4

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X performance compared to Sims 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M265X

FPS tests

Real world test results of Sims 4 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X.

medium / 768p
n/d
 
82
high / 1080p
n/d
 
36
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
34

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M265X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
98
medium / 768p
n/d
 
64
high / 768p
n/d
 
42
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
16

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M265X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
68
medium / 768p
n/d
 
41
high / 768p
n/d
 
25
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
10

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M265X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
136
medium / 768p
n/d
 
74
high / 768p
n/d
 
52
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
23

Diablo III

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X performance compared to Diablo III official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M265X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Diablo III on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X.

medium / 768p
n/d
 
95
high / 768p
n/d
 
81
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
51

Dishonored

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X performance compared to Dishonored official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M265X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dishonored on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
105
medium / 768p
n/d
 
86
high / 768p
n/d
 
77
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
44

Mass Effect 3

2012

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X performance compared to Mass Effect 3 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M265X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Mass Effect 3 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X.

high / 768p
n/d
 
56
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
40

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2011

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X performance compared to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M265X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X.

low / 720p
n/d
 
95
medium / 768p
n/d
 
70
high / 768p
n/d
 
47
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
26

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

259.3% faster (about 3.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 21 March 2014)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 72 GB/s)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M265X

More pipelines (640 vs 1)
Eyefinity (allows using several displays with an AMD GPU)
FreeSync
HD3D
PowerTune (dynamically increases AMD GPU's voltage and frequency while there's still enough temperature headroom. Similar to NVIDIA GPU Boost)
DualGraphics
ZeroCore
Switchable graphics
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)

So, Quadro M4000M or R9 M265X?

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 R9 M265X is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M265X, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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