NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD Radeon R9 M375

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD Radeon R9 M375

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M375 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
GM204
 
Tropo
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
5 May 2015

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M375 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M375 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
640
Compute units
n/d
 
10
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
1000 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
1015 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
 
40.6
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
1,299 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M375 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 x16
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M375: 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
 
DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
1100 MHz
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 R9 M375.
Eyefinity
-
 
+
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M375. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
AppAcceleration
-
 
+
Enduro
-
 
+
FreeSync
-
 
+
HD3D
-
 
+
PowerTune
-
 
+
DualGraphics
-
 
+
ZeroCore
-
 
+
Switchable graphics
-
 
+
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
CUDA
5.2
 
-

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M375, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
DirectX® 12
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 M375. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
25.81 +282.9%
 
6.74 −282.9%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204.00 +481.2%
 
8466.00 −481.2%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937.00 +358.2%
 
1514.00 −358.2%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723.00 +363.3%
 
1667.00 −363.3%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259.00 +209.6%
 
3314.00 −209.6%
3DMark Vantage Performance
n/d
 
8275.00
Passmark
4365 +261%
 
1209 −261%
Octane Render OctaneBench
53
 
n/d

Rendering quality tests

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

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M375. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
251 Mh/s +75.5%
 
143 Mh/s −75.5%

Game benchmarks comparison (in FPS)

Let's see how good Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M375 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
22.22 +3666.1%
 
0.59 −3666.1%
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
medium / 768p
90.00
 
n/d
high / 1080p
55.00
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
48.00
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
20.00
 
n/d
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
n/d
 
9.80
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
n/d
 
40.80
medium / 768p
n/d
 
31.60
high / 1080p
n/d
 
15.80
Battlefield 4 (2013)
medium / 768p
n/d
 
43.80
high / 768p
n/d
 
30.60
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
11.90
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
37.90
medium / 768p
n/d
 
23.20

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

282.9% faster (about 4 times) in synthetic tests
3666.1% faster (about 37.5 times) in games
Somewhat newer (18 August 2015 vs 5 May 2015)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 28.8 GB/s)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M375

More pipelines (640 vs 1)
DirectX 12 (FL 11_1)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
OpenGL 4.3 (Open Graphics Library - an API for 3D graphics and GPUs usage)
OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
Vulkan?
PowerTune (dynamically increases AMD GPU's voltage and frequency while there's still enough temperature headroom. Similar to NVIDIA GPU Boost)
Enduro (saves battery charge by automatically switching between an integrated and discrete AMD GPU depending on workload. Similar to NVIDIA Optimus)
App Acceleration
Eyefinity (allows using several displays with an AMD GPU)
AppAcceleration
FreeSync
HD3D
DualGraphics
ZeroCore
Switchable graphics
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, Quadro M4000M or R9 M375?

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 M375 is a notebook one.

Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M375, ask them in Comments sections, and we shall answer.

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