The NVIDIA Quadro M4000 has been out since August, but as the successor to the K4200, it's the flagship mainstream professional graphics card. So we are reviewing it here to show how it compares to its predecessor (and the higher-end K5200). In terms of specification, it's another step forward, despite having a similar £777 inc VAT price.
The M4000 is based on the second spin of NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture, like the Quadro M6000 we saw in the immensely powerful Scan 3XS GW-HTX35, although a more recent revision. It has much more RAM than the K4200 – in fact twice as much – and considerably more CUDA cores too. This promises a significant leap forward in performance.
Here's where the M4000 fits into the current Quadro range and compares to its predecessors: