Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by ScottW An excellent GPU for CAD and 3D modelling
I upgraded to the M4000 from a K2200 which was struggling to cope with CAD Civil 3D models that comprised high density geometry. The M4000 more than handles everything that I throw at it, with the added bonus that I can also play games on high settings. I did not think that the fan noise was unduly loud and it certainly does not bother me when I am working without any music playing. The card does a superb job of powering my three monitors; two at QHD and one at FHD resolutions.
19 April 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by RichardJN Not bad, but too noisy
This is specified as having an "Ultra-quiet active fansink" - which, one might expect, would mean that, when the device is idle, should spin down till the fan is dead silent. Sadly, it does not do this, leaving the fan on quite loud even at the lowest load, and a GPU temperature of 42 degrees.. I'd consider this product a moderately noisy GPU - it's certainly a lot louder than the hard-disk, even when totally idle, and we unfortunately have to buy one per workstation, which will make our workplace noisier than it should be.
This isn't "out of spec" or "bad", it is just "not good enough for what I expect, especially at the price".
05 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jameswhita Excellent upgrade from Quadro K4000
My Quadro K4000 card was only 18months old but frustratingly slow when working on big files in 3ds Max - it was the only bottle neck on my workstation but a really frustrating one.
The M4000 is not only much more powerful for handling giant scenes but the significant increase in CUDA cores allows me to do some limited real time rendering in VRay. There's still not tonnes of CUDA cores but sufficient to be able to fine tune isolated parts of my model in real time.
An excellent upgrade!
14 December 2015