NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD Radeon R9 M385

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD Radeon R9 M385

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
GCN 2.0
Code name
GM204
 
Strato
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
5 May 2015

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385'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 M385's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
n/d
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
900 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
1100 MHz
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 M385 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

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385: 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
 
1500 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
76.8 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385.
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 M385. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
-
 
+
HD3D
-
 
+
PowerTune
-
 
+
DualGraphics
-
 
+
TrueAudio
-
 
+
ZeroCore
-
 
+
Switchable graphics
-
 
+
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
DirectCompute 5.0
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385, 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
-
 
+

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 M385. 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 M385 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M385
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 M385 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M385
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M385
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M385
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M385
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 M385 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M385
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M385
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
R9 M385
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M385
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M385
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385 performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
R9 M385
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385.

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

Somewhat newer (18 August 2015 vs 5 May 2015)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 76.8 GB/s)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M385

DirectCompute 5.0
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
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
TrueAudio
ZeroCore
Switchable graphics
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)

So, Quadro M4000M or R9 M385?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA Quadro M4000M and AMD Radeon R9 M385. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that Quadro M4000M is a mobile workstation card while Radeon R9 M385 is a notebook one.
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