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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830 vs NVIDIA Quadro K4100M

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830

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The AMD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830 is a slower clocked Mobility HD 4860 and based on the 40nm RV740 core. Therefore, it is similar to the desktop HD 4700 series. Because of the 40nm production process, the power consumption should be similar to the HD 4670 (according to rumors).

Instead of GDDR5 memory of the HD 4860, the 4830 can be only equipped with slow DDR3 or faster GDDR3. Therefore, the 128 Bit memory bus becomes a bottle neck and the performance is clearly degraded.

The gaming performance of the ATI Mobility Radeon HD4830 is sufficient for demanding games of 2009 in medium - high details. Our gaming benchmarks (see below) showed that a high preset in Crysis or NFS Shift resulted in barely playable framerates around 25 fps. Less demanding games, are playable in high resolution and detail settings.

The Mobility HD 4830 is based on the RV740 chip and features 640 stream processors (128 5-dimensional shader cores). These cores do the graphic work of the shader- and pixel pipelines of older GPUs. The stream processors are also called ALUs and are grouped in five-way VLIW units. Each of the five instructions of a VLIW bundle has to be independent from the others and therefore the performance depends on the optimization of the driver.

The Mobility Radeon HD 4830 includes the Avivo HD called video technology including an onboard soundchip for 7.1 sound output over HDMI or DisplayPort and the 2nd generation UVD (Unified Video Decoder). This UVD 2 supports full bitstream decoding of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and VC-1 streams. In addition to this, it also supports dual video stream decoding and Picture-in Picture mode which makes the UVD full BD-Live compliant. Simplified, the Avivo HD technology handles all video tasks and enables the GPU to decode HD videos.

The HD4830 was replaced by the Mobility Radeon HD 5830, which features a higher shader count (800) and DirectX 11 capable shaders. Therefore, the gaming performance of the 5830 is better, but also the power consumption should be higher (same 40nm process, although more mature).

Compared to the desktop cards, the Mobility Radeon is similar to the ATI Radeon HD 4730. Still, the desktop 4730 offers a noticeable higher performance due to GDDR5 usage and higher clock speeds.

 

NVIDIA Quadro K4100M

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The NVIDIA Quadro K4100M is a high-end, DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.3 compatible graphics card for mobile workstations. It is a Kepler-based GPU built on the GK104 chip with 1152 out of 1536 shader cores active and is manufactured in 28nm at TSMC. The Quadro K4100M is built for the Intel Shark Bay generation (Haswell) and is a successor to the Quadro K4000M (Chief River platform). As a new feature, PCIe 3.0 is supported for the first time. The K4100M usually comes with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM clocked at 800 MHz (3200 MHz effective, 102.4 GB/s). 

The Quadro series offers certified drivers that are optimized for stability and performance in professional applications like CAD or DCC. OpenGL performance, for example, should be significantly better than with GeForce graphics cards of similar specifications.

Architecture

The Kepler architecture is the successor to the Fermi architecture that first appeared in laptops with the GeForce 400M series. The GK104 Kepler core offers eight shader blocks, called SMX, that are clocked at the same speed as the central core. In the K4100M, 6 of 8 blocks are active leading to the 1152 CUDA cores. Although more shader cores are available in the Kepler architecture as compared to the Fermi design, the Kepler shaders are still expected to be up to twice as power efficient. However, due to the missing hot clock of the shader domain, two shaders of a Kepler chip offer similar performance to just one shader of a Fermi chip (as the latter is clocked twice as fast).

Performance

The performance is clearly above the old Quadro K4000M and similar to the Quadro K5000M. In 3D games, the K4100M offers a performance slightly above the consumer GeForce GTX 770M. Therefore, most demanding games of 2013 will run fluently with maxed out details.

Features

The improved feature set now includes support for up to 4 active displays. Furthermore, high resolution monitors of up to 3840 x 2160 pixels can now be connected using DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4a if available. HD-Audio codecs, such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, can be transmitted via bitstream mode through the HDMI port. However, as most laptops will feature Optimus, the integrated GPU will likely have direct control over the display ports and may limit the feature set available by the Nvidia Kepler cards.

Using CUDA or OpenCL 1.2, the cores of the Quadro K4100M can be used for general calculations.

The 5th generation PureVideo HD video processor (VP5) is also integrated in the GK104 core and offers hardware decoding of HD videos. Common codecs such as MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4 ASP, H.264 and VC1/WMV9 are fully supported up to 4K resolutions while VC1 and MPEG-4 are supported up to 1080p. Two streams can be decoded in parallel for features such as Picture-in-Picture. Another novelty is the inclusion of a dedicated video encoding engine similar to Intel QuickSync that can be accessed by the NVENC API.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the Quadro K4100M is rated at a TGP of 100 W including the board and memory components. Therefore, the card is only suited for large notebooks with 17-inch displays or greater.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
ManufacturerATINVIDIA
Quadro K Series
Mobility Radeon HD 4860 (compare) 640 @ 650 MHz128 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Mobility Radeon HD 4850 (compare) 800 @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 850 MHz
Mobility Radeon HD 4830 640 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro K5100M (compare) 1536 @ 771 MHz256 Bit @ 3600 MHz
Quadro K5000M (compare) 1344 @ 706 MHz256 Bit @ 3000 MHz
Quadro K4100M 1152 @ 706 MHz256 Bit @ 3200 MHz
Quadro K4000M (compare) 960 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 2800 MHz
Quadro K3100M (compare) 768 @ 706 MHz256 Bit @ 3200 MHz
Quadro K3000M (compare) 576 @ 654 MHz256 Bit @ 2800 MHz
Quadro K2100M (compare) 576 @ 667 MHz128 Bit @ 3000 MHz
Quadro K1100M (compare) 384 @ 705 MHz128 Bit @ 2800 MHz
Quadro K620M (compare) 384 @ 1029 - 1124 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Quadro K2000M (compare) 384 @ 745 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Quadro K1000M (compare) 192 @ 850 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Quadro K610M (compare) 192 @ 954 MHz64 Bit @ 2600 MHz
Quadro K510M (compare) 192 @ 846 MHz64 Bit @ 2400 MHz
Quadro K500M (compare) 192 @ 850 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
CodenameM97N15E-Q3-A2
ArchitectureTerascale 1Kepler
Pipelines640 - unified1152 - unified
Core Speed550 MHz706 MHz
Memory Speed700 MHz3200 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3, DDR3GDDR5
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Transistor Count826 Million3540 Million
technology40 nm28 nm
FeaturesPowerplay, CrossFireX support, Optimus, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, OpenCL 1.2, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play
Notebook Sizelargelarge
Date of Announcement03.03.2009 23.07.2013
Information512 - 768 GFlops Computing Power
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://ati.amd.com/products/mobilityrade...http://www.nvidia.com/object/mobile-work...
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB

Benchmarks

3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 14801     avg: 16071.5     median: 16071 (27%)     max: 17342 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
24685 Points (13%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 3431     avg: 3505     median: 3505 (13%)     max: 3579 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
3654 Points (9%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
113406 Points (15%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 5151     avg: 5259.5     median: 5259 (17%)     max: 5368 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
4957 points (10%)
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
14938 Points (29%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
48.1 fps (18%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
47.6 fps (28%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
59 fps (26%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
7.8 points (111%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
7.8 points (111%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 138     avg: 231.5     median: 231 (4%)     max: 325 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 305     avg: 476.5     median: 476 (4%)     max: 648 Samples/s

Average Benchmarks ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830 → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro K4100M → 131%

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1024x768
Quadro K4100M:
457  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
122  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
67  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
33  fps
4K 3840x2160
Quadro K4100M:
12.5  fps
Quadro K4100M:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
Quadro K4100M:
133  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
133  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
133  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
92  fps
Quadro K4100M:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
Quadro K4100M:
76  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
55  fps
high 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
28  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
25  fps
Quadro K4100M:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
Quadro K4100M:
82  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
52  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
45  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
26  fps
Quadro K4100M:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1024x768
Quadro K4100M:
191  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
146  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
121  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
22  fps
Quadro K4100M:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1024x768
Quadro K4100M:
54  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
47  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
31  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
15  fps
Quadro K4100M:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
Quadro K4100M:
166  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
129  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
100  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
43  fps
Quadro K4100M:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
Quadro K4100M:
86  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
73  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
44  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
24  fps
Quadro K4100M:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
Quadro K4100M:
178  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
115  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
101  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
37  fps
Quadro K4100M:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
Quadro K4100M:
196  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
118  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
76  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
36  fps
Quadro K4100M:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
Quadro K4100M:
64  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
59  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
52  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
38  fps
Quadro K4100M:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2

2012
low 1024x768
Quadro K4100M:
155  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
108  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
102  fps
Quadro K4100M:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
Quadro K4100M:
158  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
119  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
77  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
23  fps
Quadro K4100M:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1024x768
Quadro K4100M:
153  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
119  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
103  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
65  fps
Quadro K4100M:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
Quadro K4100M:
198  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
117  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro K4100M:
74  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
42  fps
Quadro K4100M:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
Quadro K4100M:
252  fps
med. 1280x720
Quadro K4100M:
99  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
42  fps
Quadro K4100M:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
low 800x600
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4830:
64.9  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4830:
36.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4830:
24.6  fps
Mobility Radeon HD 4830:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4830:
132.3  fps
Mobility Radeon HD 4830:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
F.E.A.R. 2

F.E.A.R. 2

2009
low 800x600
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4830:
168.1  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4830:
88.1  fps
Mobility Radeon HD 4830:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

2007
low 800x600
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4830:
169.7  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4830:
61.5  fps
Mobility Radeon HD 4830:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Supreme Commander - FA Bench

Supreme Commander - FA Bench

2007
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4830:
43.1  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4830:
35.7  fps
Mobility Radeon HD 4830:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4830:
99.4  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4830:
59.2  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4830:
32.3  fps
Mobility Radeon HD 4830:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4830:
106.9  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4830:
54.4  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 4830:
27.5  fps
Mobility Radeon HD 4830:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
Quadro K4100M:
342  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro K4100M:
197  fps
high 1280x1024
Quadro K4100M:
149  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro K4100M:
68  fps
Quadro K4100M:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.

Average Gaming ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830 → 100%

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Desktop) *
Class 2
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Class 4
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

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