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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro M4000 GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 29% 65%
Cyberpunk 2077 77% 126%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 20% 2%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 77% 126%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 29% 65%
Doom Eternal 11% 42%
FIFA 20 31% 12%
Grand Theft Auto VI 97% 152%
Need For Speed Heat 29% 65%
Halo: Reach 59% 48%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro M4000 are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition.

The GTX 670 has a 142 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the Quadro M4000. This results in the GTX 670 providing 22.1 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 670 has a 142 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro M4000, but the Quadro M4000 has 24 more Render Output Units than the GTX 670. As a result, the Quadro M4000 exhibits a 14 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 670. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Quadro M4000 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 670, and so the Quadro M4000 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 670 when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The Quadro M4000 has 6144 MB more video memory than the GTX 670, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Quadro M4000 also has superior memory performance overall.

The memory bandwidth of the Quadro M4000 and the GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition are the same, which means the Quadro M4000 and the GTX 670 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The Quadro M4000 has 1664 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition has 1344. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro M4000 is 1736 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 670 is 1317. The Quadro M4000 having 419 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro M4000 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 670.

The Quadro M4000 requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition requires 170 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Quadro M4000 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 670. The GTX 670 requires 50 Watts more than the Quadro M4000 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 670 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Quadro M4000.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed773 MHzvs915 MHz
Boost Clock-vs980 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM204-200-A1Kepler GK104-325-A2
OC Potential Good vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date29 Jun 2015vs01 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.3GB/secvs192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 1792 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1664vs1344
Actual Shader Performance84%vs63%
Texture Mapping Units104vs112
Texture Rate80.4 GTexel/svs102.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units56vs32
Pixel Rate43.3 GPixel/svs29.3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections4vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs170 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs500 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6400 2.7GHzvsIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1920x1080

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Quadro M4000 is a Professional Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Maxwell architecture.

Quadro M4000 Features a GPU Codenamed GM204-200-A1 which is a Second Gen Maxwell GPU and was used on the GeForce GTX 970.
It has 13 Stream Multiprocessors activated and offers 1664 Shader Processing Units, 104 TMUs and 56 ROPs.

The central unit runs at 773MHz.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 192+64 bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1502MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 8GB.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 450W PSU and one available 6-pin connector.

Quadro M4000 is underclocked when compared to GeForce GTX 970 and does not benefit from the GeForce Driver Optimizations.
As a result, Quadro M4000's Performance stands somewhere between GeForce GTX 960 & GeForce GTX 970.

System Suggestions
Quadro M4000 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition is a renamed GeForce GTX 670 with no new features - not even a new cooling system. Its performance is exactly like the reference card.
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