NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs AMD Radeon RX 540

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD Radeon RX 540

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Radeon RX 540 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Polaris
Code name
GM204
 
Polaris 12
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
n/d

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Radeon RX 540'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 RX 540's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
512
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
n/d
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
1219 MHz
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
1,500 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
65 Watt
Texture fill rate
78.00
 
39.01
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
1,248 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Radeon RX 540 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
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
1x 6-pin

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and Radeon RX 540: 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
 
6000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB/s
 
96 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Radeon RX 540.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
n/d
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon RX 540. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
-
 
+
3D Vision Pro
+
 
n/d
Mosaic
+
 
n/d
nView Display Management
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
n/d
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
n/d
 
+
HDMI 2.0
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon RX 540, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
12
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
n/d
Vulkan
+
 
-

Video card benchmarks performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon RX 540. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
24.91 +88%
 
13.25 −88%
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
n/d
 
138197
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204 +111.5%
 
23263 −111.5%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937 +132.4%
 
2985 −132.4%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723 +119.5%
 
3519 −119.5%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259 +125.7%
 
4545 −125.7%
3DMark Vantage Performance
n/d
 
12248
Unigine Heaven 3.0
n/d
 
31
Passmark
4567
 
n/d
Octane Render OctaneBench
53
 
n/d

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon RX 540. 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 RX 540 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 −69.8%
 
0.73 +69.8%
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry 5 (2018)
low / 720p
n/d
 
32
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
12
Fortnite (2018)
low / 720p
n/d
 
89
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
22
high / 1080p
n/d
 
13
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
9
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)
low / 720p
n/d
 
33
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
11
high / 1080p
n/d
 
8
Ark Survival Evolved (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
41
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
11
high / 1080p
n/d
 
10
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
22
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
10
Destiny 2 (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
34
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
19
high / 1080p
n/d
 
16
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
52
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
14
high / 1080p
n/d
 
13
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
85
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
35
high / 1080p
n/d
 
19
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
10
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
low / 720p
n/d
 
43
medium / 1080p
n/d
 
11
high / 1080p
n/d
 
9
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
54
medium / 768p
n/d
 
31
high / 1080p
n/d
 
12
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
11
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
40
medium / 768p
n/d
 
27
high / 1080p
n/d
 
14
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
30
medium / 768p
n/d
 
24
high / 1080p
n/d
 
13
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
84
medium / 768p
n/d
 
51
high / 1080p
n/d
 
32
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
18
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
n/d
 
51
medium / 768p
90 +316.7%
 
22 −316.7%
high / 1080p
55 +386.7%
 
11 −386.7%
ultra / 1080p
48 +433.3%
 
9 −433.3%
4k / 2160p
20
 
n/d
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
n/d
 
44
medium / 768p
n/d
 
21
high / 1080p
n/d
 
10
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
n/d
 
75
medium / 768p
n/d
 
64
high / 1080p
n/d
 
17
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
6
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
n/d
 
106
medium / 768p
n/d
 
56
high / 1080p
n/d
 
28
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
21
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
n/d
 
51
medium / 768p
n/d
 
29
high / 1080p
n/d
 
13
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
8
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
145
medium / 768p
n/d
 
76
high / 768p
n/d
 
60
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
30

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

88% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 96 GB/s)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 540

69.8% faster (about 1.5 times) in games
More pipelines (512 vs 1)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 100 watts)
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
HDMI 2.0
AMD FreeSync
FreeSync

So, Quadro M4000M or RX 540?

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 RX 540 is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and Radeon RX 540, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

Cast your vote

Do you think we are right or mistaken in our choice? Vote by clicking "Like" button near your favourite video card.
NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
AMD Radeon RX 540
Like
Like

Choose a GPU

Compare GPUs

Comparisons

Advices and comments

Here you can ask a question about Quadro M4000M or Radeon RX 540, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.