NVIDIA Quadro M3000M vs NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

NVIDIA Quadro M3000M

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The Nvidia Quadro M3000M is a high-end, DirectX 12 (FL_12_1) and OpenGL 4.5-compatible graphics card for mobile workstations. It is a Maxwell-based GPU built on the GM204 chip with 1024 of the 1536 shader cores activated and is manufactured in 28 nm at TSMC. Therefore, the GPU is similar to the consumer Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M. The Quadro M3000M is built for the Intel Skylake generation and is a successor to the Quadro K3100M (Kepler-based). The M3000M usually comes with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM clocked at 1250 MHz (5000 MHz effective, 160 GB/s opposed to 102.4 GB/s of the K5100M). 

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 compared to GeForce graphics cards of similar specifications.

Performance

As the exact clock speed of the M3000M is still not known, we can only speculate on the performance of the card. However, it is the mid-range model of the mobile Quadro line in 2015 and based on the same chip as the GeForce GTX 965M. Therefore, it should be clearly faster than the old Quadro K3100M.

Using CUDA (Compute Capability 5.2) or OpenCL 1.2, the cores of the Quadro M3000M can be used for general calculations.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the Quadro M3000M is rated at the same TGP of 75 Watt as the K3100M (including the board and memory components). Therefore, the card is suited for large notebooks with 17-inch displays or greater and 25 Watt less than the M4000M and M5000M.

NVIDIA Quadro M4000M

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The Nvidia Quadro M4000M is a high-end, DirectX 12 (FL_12_1) and OpenGL 4.5-compatible graphics card for mobile workstations. It is a Maxwell-based GPU built on the GM204 chip with all 1280 of the 1536 shader cores activated and is manufactured in 28 nm at TSMC. Therefore, the GPU is similar to the consumer Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M. The Quadro M4000M is built for the Intel Skylake generation and is a successor to the Quadro K4100M (Kepler-based). The M4000M usually comes with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM clocked at 1250 MHz (5000 MHz effective, 160 GB/s opposed to 102.4 GB/s of the K4100M). 

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 compared to GeForce graphics cards of similar specifications.

Performance

The clock speeds of the Quadro M4000M are very similar to the GTX 970M based on the same chip. The base clock is slightly higher with 975 versus 924 MHz but the Boost speed is lower at 1013 versus 1038 MHz. Therefore, with good cooling the GTX 970M should be slightly faster. Compared to the Quadro line-up, it is the second fastest Quadro card in 2015 and therefore clearly faster than the old Quadro K4100M.

Using CUDA (Compute Capability 5.2) or OpenCL 1.2, the cores of the Quadro M4000M can be used for general calculations.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the Quadro M4000M is rated at the same TGP of 100 Watt as the M5000M and older K5100M/K4100M (including the board and memory components). Therefore, the card is suited for large notebooks with 17-inch displays or greater.

NVIDIA Quadro M3000MNVIDIA Quadro M4000M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro M Series
Quadro M5500 compare 2048 @ 1.14 - 1.14 GHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M compare 1536 @ 0.96 - 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M 1280 @ 0.98 - 1.01 GHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M 1024 @ 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 compare 1024 @ 0.69 - 1.04 GHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 compare 640 @ 0.99 - 1.15 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M compare 640 @ 1.04 - 1.2 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M compare 512 @ 0.99 - 1.07 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M620 compare 512 @ 1.02 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro 5010M compare 384 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 1300 MHz
Quadro 4000M compare 336 @ 0.48 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro M520 compare 384 @ 0.76 - 1.02 GHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M compare 384 @ 0.84 - 0.88 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M compare 384 @ 1.03 - 1.12 GHz64 Bit @ 4004 MHz
Quadro 5000M compare 320 @ 0.41 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro 3000M compare 240 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 625 MHz
Quadro 2000M compare 192 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro 1000M compare 96 @ 0.7 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro M5500 compare 2048 @ 1.14 - 1.14 GHz256 Bit @ 6606 MHz
Quadro M5000M compare 1536 @ 0.96 - 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M4000M 1280 @ 0.98 - 1.01 GHz256 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M3000M 1024 @ 1.05 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2200 compare 1024 @ 0.69 - 1.04 GHz128 Bit @ 5508 MHz
Quadro M1200 compare 640 @ 0.99 - 1.15 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M2000M compare 640 @ 1.04 - 1.2 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M1000M compare 512 @ 0.99 - 1.07 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Quadro M620 compare 512 @ 1.02 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro 5010M compare 384 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 1300 MHz
Quadro 4000M compare 336 @ 0.48 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro M520 compare 384 @ 0.76 - 1.02 GHz64 Bit
Quadro M600M compare 384 @ 0.84 - 0.88 GHz128 Bit @ 5012 MHz
Quadro M500M compare 384 @ 1.03 - 1.12 GHz64 Bit @ 4004 MHz
Quadro 5000M compare 320 @ 0.41 GHz256 Bit @ 1200 MHz
Quadro 3000M compare 240 @ 0.45 GHz256 Bit @ 625 MHz
Quadro 2000M compare 192 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Quadro 1000M compare 96 @ 0.7 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwellMaxwell
Cores1024 - unified1280 - unified
Core1050 MHz975 - 1013 (Boost) MHz
Memory5000 MHz5012 MHz
Bus256 Bit256 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory4096 MB4096 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_1, 5.0DirectX 12_1, 5.0
Transistors5200 Million5200 Million
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, PhysX, 3D Vision Pro, nView, OptimusOptimus, PhysX, 3D Vision Pro, nView, Optimus
Size2/32/3
Introduced02.10.2015 02.10.2015
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-for-...http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-for-...

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
15 pt (16%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
176003 Points (24%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 19732     avg: 21408     median: 21407.5 (28%)     max: 23083 Points
min: 13452     avg: 17686     median: 17686 (23%)     max: 21920 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 38539     avg: 44603     median: 44602.5 (22%)     max: 50666 Points
49204 Points (24%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 5835     avg: 5972     median: 5971.5 (15%)     max: 6108 Points
6937 Points (18%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 6415     avg: 6537     median: 6536.5 (13%)     max: 6658 Points
7723 Points (16%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 42957     avg: 84310     median: 84309.5 (11%)     max: 125662 Points
218874 Points (29%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 8493     avg: 8540     median: 8539.5 (22%)     max: 8586 Points
min: 9042     avg: 9296     median: 9295.5 (24%)     max: 9549 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 8264     avg: 8289     median: 8288.5 (14%)     max: 8313 Points
10259 Points (17%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
min: 37.8     avg: 38.2     median: 38.2 (20%)     max: 38.5 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
min: 79.3     avg: 80     median: 80 (26%)     max: 80.6 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
min: 43.4     avg: 59.8     median: 59.8 (27%)     max: 76.2 fps
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
min: 112.7     avg: 114     median: 114.5 (22%)     max: 116.2 fps
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
250 fps (27%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
42.6 fps (12%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 1258     avg: 1273     median: 1273 (13%)     max: 1288 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 2234     avg: 2261     median: 2261 (8%)     max: 2288 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
4737 (11%)
5686 (13%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M3000M → 100% n=27

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro M4000M → 134% n=27

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
114.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
69.9  fps
129%
Quadro M4000M:
90  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
40.2  fps
137%
Quadro M4000M:
55  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
33.4  fps
144%
Quadro M4000M:
48  fps
4K 3840x2160
Quadro M4000M:
20  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
146.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
76.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
54.5  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Quadro M3000M:
23.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
85.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
50.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
43.7  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Quadro M3000M:
17.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
124.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
59.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
50.9  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Quadro M3000M:
17.8  fps
Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
179  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
123  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
58  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
21  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
122.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
73.1 74.6 ~ 74 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
40.9 42.4 ~ 42 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
22.1 22.5 ~ 22 fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Quadro M3000M:
14.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
108.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
89.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
53.6  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Quadro M3000M:
39.2  fps
GTA V

GTA V

2015
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
136.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
69.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
29.7  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Quadro M3000M:
35.3  fps
F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
122  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
122  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
122  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
120  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
94  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
87  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
69  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
45  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M3000M:
200  fps
med. 1344x756
100%
Quadro M3000M:
125  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
68  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
54  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
380  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
186  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
151  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
81  fps
Thief

Thief

2014
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
88.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
77.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
43.1  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
349  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
271  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
217  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
40  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
66  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
66  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
57  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
25  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
124.5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
82.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
44.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Quadro M3000M:
226.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
176 182.7 ~ 179 fps
109%
Quadro M4000M:
196  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
163.8 166.7 ~ 165 fps
110%
Quadro M4000M:
181  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
69.7 69.8 ~ 70 fps
121%
Quadro M4000M:
85  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
255.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro M3000M:
185  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro M3000M:
82.1  fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro M3000M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro M4000M → 125%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 140%

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