NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD Radeon R9 M275X

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD Radeon R9 M275X

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M275X architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
GM204
 
Venus
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Desktop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
28 January 2014

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M275X'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 M275X'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
 
900 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
925 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
78.00
 
37.00
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
1,184 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M275X 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
 
n/d
Bus support
n/d
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M275X: 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
-
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M275X.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
n/d
Eyefinity
-
 
+
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M275X. 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 M275X, 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 benchmarks performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M275X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
24.91 +290.4%
 
6.38 −290.4%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204
 
n/d
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937
 
n/d
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723
 
n/d
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259
 
n/d
Passmark
4567
 
n/d
Octane Render OctaneBench
53
 
n/d

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M275X. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s +175.8%
 
91 Mh/s −175.8%

Game benchmarks comparison (in FPS)

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M275X 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
0.43
 
n/d
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
medium / 768p
90
 
n/d
high / 1080p
55
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
48
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
20
 
n/d

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

290.4% faster (about 4 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 28 January 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 M275X

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 M275X?

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 M275X is a desktop one.

Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M275X, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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