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AMD FirePro M4000

The AMD FirePro M4000 is a middle-class mobile workstation graphics card with DirectX 11 support. It is based on the same Cape-Verde-chip found in the Radeon HD 7700M series.

Compared to the Radeon consumer line, the FirePro offers certified drivers for professional 3D applications. Due to optimizations and some unlocked features, the performance when using professional applications is more efficient with the FirePro M4000.

The integrated 512 Stream processors of the FirePro M4000 are based on the new GCN-architecture. 

The gaming performance should be slightly faster than the Radeon HD 7750M. Overall, the card is able to run modern games (2012) in medium details and HD resolution fluently.

The FirePro M4000 also supports automatic graphics switching between the integrated GPU and discrete GPU. Called Enduro, the technology supersedes AMD's Dynamic Switchable Graphics and is similar to Nvidia's Optimus. Furthermore, the card can directly support up to 6 connected monitors using Eyefinity Technology if Enduro is disabled.

Other features of the series include ZeroCore for reducing power consumption when the display is turned off and Power Gating to power down areas of the chip that are not used. PowerTune allows automatic overclocking and underclocking of the graphics card as long as the GPU is within its TDP range. For example, the chip may be underclocked when running FurMark and OCCT, but will overclock in certain games like Lost Planet, Crysis or Resident Evil 5.

The integrated HD audio processor is able to transmit HD Audio (TrueHD or DTS Master Audio) over HDMI and DisplayPort (e.g., for Blu-Ray videos). Additionally, it now allows audio to output simultaneously and in parallel to multiple devices with the new Discrete Digital Multipoint Audio (DDMA) feature.

The power consumption of the M4000 should be best suited for notebooks 15 inches or greater.

ManufacturerAMD
FirePro M Series
FirePro M6100 896 @ 1100 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
FirePro M8900 960 @ 680 MHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
FirePro M6000 640 @ 750 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M5100 640 @ 725 - 775 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M4000 512 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M4100 384 @ 670 MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro M5950 480 @ 725 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
FirePro M2000 480 @ 500 MHz64 Bit @ 3200 MHz
CodenameCape Verde GLM
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines512 - unified
Core Speed *600 MHz
Memory Speed *4500 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Transistors1500 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesOpenCL 1.2, 32 TMUs, 16 ROPs
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement01.07.2012
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
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minmin: 1713     avg: 1713 (9%)     median: 1713 (9%)     max: 1713 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
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minmin: 1617     avg: 1617 (12%)     median: 1617 (12%)     max: 1617 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
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minmin: 12587     avg: 12587 (10%)     median: 12587 (10%)     max: 12587 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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minmin: 94767     avg: 94767 (13%)     median: 94767 (13%)     max: 94767 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
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minmin: 17.7     avg: 17.7 (16%)     median: 17.7 (16%)     max: 17.7 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
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minmin: 21.3     avg: 21.3 (10%)     median: 21.3 (10%)     max: 21.3 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
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minmin: 270     avg: 270 (11%)     median: 270 (11%)     max: 270 Samples/s
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
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minmin: 7942     avg: 7990 (16%)     median: 7990 (16%)     max: 8038 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
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minmin: 8611     avg: 8627.5 (18%)     median: 8627.5 (18%)     max: 8644 Points
3DMark 06
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minmin: 13689     avg: 13930.5 (36%)     median: 13930.5 (36%)     max: 14172 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
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minmin: 28.8     avg: 29.5 (16%)     median: 29.5 (16%)     max: 30.1 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
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minmin: 23.69     avg: 23.8 (38%)     median: 23.8 (38%)     max: 23.94 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
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minmin: 18.62     avg: 18.9 (32%)     median: 18.9 (32%)     max: 19.08 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
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minmin: 43.08     avg: 44.5 (65%)     median: 44.5 (65%)     max: 45.85 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
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minmin: 6.01     avg: 6.1 (26%)     median: 6.1 (26%)     max: 6.27 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
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minmin: 52.84     avg: 54.3 (48%)     median: 54.3 (48%)     max: 55.83 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
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minmin: 55.31     avg: 58.2 (72%)     median: 58.2 (72%)     max: 61.01 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
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minmin: 18.8     avg: 19.2 (19%)     median: 19.2 (19%)     max: 19.64 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
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minmin: 16.28     avg: 17.8 (26%)     median: 17.8 (26%)     max: 19.37 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
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minmin: 55.44     avg: 55.4 (45%)     median: 55.4 (45%)     max: 55.44 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
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minmin: 8477     avg: 8477 (58%)     median: 8477 (58%)     max: 8477 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

BioShock Infinite
low 1280x720
105  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
56  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
44  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
62  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
23.5  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
16.5  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Hitman: Absolution
low 1024x768
32.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
23.5  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
15  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
World of Tanks v8
low 1024x768
95  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
47  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
38  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
23  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Torchlight 2
low 1024x768
96  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
89  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
87  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.