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
 
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
 
900 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
78.00
 
56.00
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 specs

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 benchmarks 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.
Overall benchmark performance
24.91 +116.8%
 
11.49 −116.8%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204 +112.1%
 
23201 −112.1%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937 +133.3%
 
2974 −133.3%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723 +120.8%
 
3498 −120.8%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259 +118.4%
 
4698 −118.4%
3DMark Vantage Performance
n/d
 
9222
Passmark
4567
 
n/d
Octane Render OctaneBench
53
 
n/d

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 (in FPS)

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M280X 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 +22.9%
 
0.35 −22.9%
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry 5 (2018)
low / 720p
n/d
 
32
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
12
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
15
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
25
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
31
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
55
high / 1080p
n/d
 
35
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
23
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
22
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
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)
low / 720p
n/d
 
29
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
51
medium / 768p
n/d
 
51
high / 1080p
n/d
 
28
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
25
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
40
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
29
high / 1080p
n/d
 
26
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
19
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
27
Overwatch (2016)
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
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
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)
low / 720p
n/d
 
17
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
28
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
35
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
21
high / 1080p
n/d
 
15
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
n/d
 
39
medium / 768p
n/d
 
35
high / 1080p
n/d
 
21
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
16
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
n/d
 
22
high / 1080p
n/d
 
19
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
n/d
 
59
high / 1080p
n/d
 
39
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
32
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
n/d
 
40
medium / 768p
n/d
 
32
high / 1080p
n/d
 
16
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
9
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
n/d
 
29
medium / 768p
n/d
 
21
high / 1080p
n/d
 
19
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
16
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
n/d
 
58
medium / 768p
n/d
 
45
high / 1080p
n/d
 
43
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
17
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
42
medium / 768p
n/d
 
33
high / 768p
n/d
 
29
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
21
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
47
medium / 768p
n/d
 
36
high / 768p
n/d
 
27
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
13
Dota 2 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
63
medium / 768p
n/d
 
54
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
39
Tomb Raider (2013)
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

116.8% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
22.9% faster in games
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?

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 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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