NVIDIA Quadro M4000M vs ATI Radeon X1900 XTX

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
ATI Radeon X1900 XTX

General info

Comparison of Quadro M4000M and Radeon X1900 XTX architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
n/d
Code name
GM204
 
R580
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Desktop
Release date
18 August 2015
 
1 January 2006
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
399 USD

Technical specs

Quadro M4000M and Radeon X1900 XTX 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 X1900 XTX performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Pipelines
1,280
 
n/d
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
650 MHz
Boost Clock
1013 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
384 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
90 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
135 Watt
Texture fill rate
78
 
10.4
Floating-point performance
2,496 gflops
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M4000M and Radeon X1900 XTX compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). 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
 
n/d
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 1.0 x16
Length
n/d
 
242 mm
Width
n/d
 
2-slot
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
1x 6-pin

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M4000M and Radeon X1900 XTX: 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
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
0.5 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
1550 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB/s
 
49.6 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro M4000M and Radeon X1900 XTX.
Display Connectors
n/d
 
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
Display Port
1.2
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M4000M and Radeon X1900 XTX. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
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 X1900 XTX, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
n/d
Shader Model
5.0
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
n/d

Video card benchmarks performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon X1900 XTX. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
25.81 +384.2%
 
5.33 −384.2%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
49204.00
 
n/d
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6937.00
 
n/d
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7723.00
 
n/d
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10259.00
 
n/d
Unigine Heaven 3.0
n/d
 
560.68
Passmark
4365
 
n/d
Octane Render OctaneBench
53
 
n/d

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro M4000M and Radeon X1900 XTX. 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 X1900 XTX 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 +12970.6%
 
0.17 −12970.6%
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

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

384.2% faster (about 5 times) in synthetic tests
12970.6% faster (about 130.5 times) in games
Much newer (18 August 2015 vs 1 January 2006)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 49.6 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 90 nm)
Less power hungry (100 vs 135 watts)

Advantages of ATI Radeon X1900 XTX

We are unaware of any advantages of ATI Radeon X1900 XTX over NVIDIA Quadro M4000M.

So, Quadro M4000M or X1900 XTX?

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 X1900 XTX is a desktop one.

Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro M4000M and Radeon X1900 XTX, ask them in Comments sections, and we shall answer.

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