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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro M4000 FirePro S9150
Cyberpunk 2077 36% 62%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 25% 48%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 20% 44%
Grand Theft Auto VI 92% 128%
FIFA 21 31% 18%
Genshin Impact 36% 62%
Far Cry 6 97% 135%
Hitman 3 77% 111%
Watch Dogs Legion 31% 57%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 95% 133%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro M4000 are noticeably better than the AMD FirePro S9150.

The FirePro S9150 has a 127 MHz higher core clock speed and 72 more Texture Mapping Units than the Quadro M4000. This results in the FirePro S9150 providing 78 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 FirePro S9150 has a 127 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the Quadro M4000. This results in the FirePro S9150 providing 14.3 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Quadro M4000 was released less than a year after the FirePro S9150, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance 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 FirePro S9150 has 8192 MB more video memory than the Quadro M4000, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the FirePro S9150 also has superior memory performance overall.

The FirePro S9150 has 127.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro M4000, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro S9150 is massively better than the Quadro M4000.

The Quadro M4000 has 1664 Shader Processing Units and the FirePro S9150 has 2816. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro M4000 is 1736 and the actual shader performance of the FirePro S9150 is 2534. The FirePro S9150 having 798 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FirePro S9150 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro M4000.

The Quadro M4000 requires 120 Watts to run and the FirePro S9150 requires 235 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Quadro M4000. The FirePro S9150 requires 115 Watts more than the Quadro M4000 to run. The difference is significant enough that the FirePro S9150 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Quadro M4000.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed773 MHzvs900 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM204-200-A1GCN 2.0 Hawaii XT GL
OC Potential Good vs Good
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date29 Jun 2015vs01 Aug 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs16384 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.3GB/secvs320GB/sec
L2 Cache 1792 KB green tick vs 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1664vs2816
Actual Shader Performance84%vs100%
Texture Mapping Units104vs176
Texture Rate80.4 GTexel/svs158.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units56vs64
Pixel Rate43.3 GPixel/svs57.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs235 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6400 2.7GHzvsIntel Xeon E7-8890 v2
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs5760x1600

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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.
FirePro S9150 is a server GPU based on the 28nm GCN architecture.

It's based on the Hawaii XT Core (same used on Radeon R9 290X) and therefore offers 2816 Shader Processing Units, 176 TMUs and 64 ROPs on a 512-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked 900MHz while the memory clock operates at 1250MHZ.

Compared to Radeon R9 290X, its central unit is slightly lower and overall its gaming performance is lower than Radeon R9 290X because the latter benefits from certified gaming drivers which unlock the GCN's architecture potential while FirePro S9150 is made for professional applications. Therefore, expect its performance to be between 10% and 15% worse than Radeon R9 290X.
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