NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD Radeon R9 M280X

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD Radeon R9 M280X

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
GCN 2.0
Code name
GM204
 
Saturn
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
5 February 2015

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X'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 M280X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
896
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
1000 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
2,080 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
78 GTexel / s
 
56 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
1,792 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X 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
 
large
Bus support
n/d
 
Not Listed
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 M280X: 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
 
88 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X. 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 M280X, 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 M280X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

M4000M 49204 +112.1%
R9 M280X 23201

3DMark Fire Strike Score

M4000M 6937 +133.3%
R9 M280X 2974

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

M4000M 7723 +120.8%
R9 M280X 3498

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

M4000M 10259 +118.4%
R9 M280X 4698

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 R9 M280X. 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 R9 M280X are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
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 M280X performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
n/d
 
31
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Overwatch on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
n/d
 
81
medium / 768p
n/d
 
78
high / 1080p
n/d
 
55
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
28
4k / 2160p
n/d
 
16
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
59
high / 1080p
n/d
 
39
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
32
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dota 2 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
63
medium / 768p
n/d
 
54
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
39
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

Call of Duty Black Ops 4

2018

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Call of Duty Black Ops 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Call of Duty Black Ops 4 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
n/d
 
24
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
13

Far Cry 5

2018

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Far Cry 5 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 5 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
n/d
 
32
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
12

Assassin´s Creed Origins

2017

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Assassin´s Creed Origins official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Assassin´s Creed Origins on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
n/d
 
15

Mass Effect Andromeda

2017

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Mass Effect Andromeda official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Mass Effect Andromeda on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
n/d
 
25

Resident Evil 7

2017

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Resident Evil 7 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Resident Evil 7 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

medium / 1080p
n/d
 
55
high / 1080p
n/d
 
35
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
23

Star Wars Battlefront 2

2017

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Star Wars Battlefront 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront 2 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
n/d
 
22

Battlefield 1 (BF1)

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Battlefield 1 (BF1) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 1 (BF1) on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
n/d
 
38
medium / 768p
n/d
 
30
high / 1080p
n/d
 
25
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
22

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Deus Ex Mankind Divided official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Deus Ex Mankind Divided on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
n/d
 
29

Doom

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Doom official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Doom on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
n/d
 
51
medium / 768p
n/d
 
51
high / 1080p
n/d
 
28
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
25

Far Cry Primal

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Far Cry Primal official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry Primal on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
n/d
 
40
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
29
high / 1080p
n/d
 
26
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
19

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
52
medium / 768p
90 +138.7%
 
38 −138.7%
high / 1080p
55 +157%
 
21 −157%
ultra / 1080p
48 +189.2%
 
17 −189.2%
4k / 2160p
20
 
n/d

The Division

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to The Division official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Division on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
n/d
 
17

Watch Dogs 2

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Watch Dogs 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Watch Dogs 2 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
n/d
 
28

XCOM 2

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to XCOM 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of XCOM 2 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
n/d
 
35
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
21
high / 1080p
n/d
 
15

Fallout 4

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Fallout 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fallout 4 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
n/d
 
39
medium / 768p
n/d
 
35
high / 1080p
n/d
 
21
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
16

Just Cause 3

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Just Cause 3 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Just Cause 3 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
22
high / 1080p
n/d
 
19

Star Wars Battlefront

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Star Wars Battlefront official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
54
medium / 768p
n/d
 
30
high / 1080p
n/d
 
22
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
20

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
40
medium / 768p
n/d
 
32
high / 1080p
n/d
 
16
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
9

World of Warships

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to World of Warships official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warships on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
70
high / 1080p
n/d
 
41
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
36
4k / 2160p
n/d
 
16

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
47
medium / 768p
n/d
 
36
high / 1080p
n/d
 
20
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
18

Far Cry 4

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Far Cry 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 4 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
29
medium / 768p
n/d
 
21
high / 1080p
n/d
 
19
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
16

Sims 4

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Sims 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X

FPS tests

Real world test results of Sims 4 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
58
medium / 768p
n/d
 
45
high / 1080p
n/d
 
43
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
17

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
42
medium / 768p
n/d
 
33
high / 768p
n/d
 
29
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
21

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
47
medium / 768p
n/d
 
36
high / 768p
n/d
 
27
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
13

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M280X
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
136
medium / 768p
n/d
 
106
high / 768p
n/d
 
65
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
16

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

Somewhat newer (18 August 2015 vs 5 February 2015)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 88 GB/s)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M280X

More pipelines (896 vs 1)
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 M280X?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA Quadro M4000M and AMD Radeon R9 M280X. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that Quadro M4000M is a mobile workstation card while Radeon R9 M280X is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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