NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD Radeon R9 M385X

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD Radeon R9 M385X

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
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 M385X'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 M385X'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
 
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
 
61.6 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
1,971 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X 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
 
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 M385X: 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 M385X.
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 M385X. 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
DirectCompute 5.0
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X, 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 benchmark performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

M4000M 49204 +118.3%
R9 M385X 22544

3DMark Fire Strike Score

M4000M 6937 +136.7%
R9 M385X 2931

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

M4000M 7723 +126.8%
R9 M385X 3405

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

M4000M 10259 +86%
R9 M385X 5515

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 M385X. 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 M385X are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
R9 M385X
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 960
R9 M385X
recommended GeForce GTX 1060
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 4850
R9 M385X
recommended Radeon HD 7950
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
R9 M385X
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 460
R9 M385X
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
74
medium / 768p
n/d
 
65
high / 1080p
n/d
 
48
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
28
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 6800
R9 M385X
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 8600 GT
R9 M385X
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

M4000M
R9 M385X
recommended GeForce 6600
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 6100
R9 M385X
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 2400
R9 M385X
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 650
R9 M385X
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
39
medium / 768p
90 +158.6%
 
35 −158.6%
high / 1080p
55 +179.2%
 
20 −179.2%
ultra / 1080p
48 +215.8%
 
15 −215.8%
4k / 2160p
20
 
n/d

Fallout 4

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X performance compared to Fallout 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 550 Ti
R9 M385X
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fallout 4 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X.

low / 720p
n/d
 
39
medium / 768p
n/d
 
36
high / 1080p
n/d
 
23
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
19

Just Cause 3

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X performance compared to Just Cause 3 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum Radeon HD 7870
R9 M385X
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Just Cause 3 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
21
medium / 768p
n/d
 
22
high / 1080p
n/d
 
19
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
18

Star Wars Battlefront

2015

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
35
medium / 768p
n/d
 
31
high / 1080p
n/d
 
21

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
R9 M385X
recommended GeForce GTX 770

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
54
medium / 768p
n/d
 
44
high / 1080p
n/d
 
22

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
R9 M385X
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
51
medium / 768p
n/d
 
42
high / 1080p
n/d
 
27
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
18

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
R9 M385X
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
67
medium / 768p
n/d
 
56
high / 768p
n/d
 
53
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
26

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce GTS 450
R9 M385X
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X.

medium / 768p
n/d
 
49
high / 768p
n/d
 
36
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
15

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

M4000M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
R9 M385X
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X.

low / 768p
n/d
 
133
medium / 768p
n/d
 
125
high / 768p
n/d
 
98
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
44

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2011

Official system requirements

Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X performance compared to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim official system requirements.

M4000M
R9 M385X
recommended GeForce GTX 260

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Quadro M4000M and Radeon R9 M385X.

low / 720p
n/d
 
57
medium / 768p
n/d
 
50
high / 768p
n/d
 
43
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
36

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 M385X

More pipelines (896 vs 1)
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
ZeroCore
Switchable graphics
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)

So, Quadro M4000M or R9 M385X?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA Quadro M4000M and AMD Radeon R9 M385X. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that Quadro M4000M is a mobile workstation card while Radeon R9 M385X is a notebook one.
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