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AMD FirePro M4100

AMD FirePro M4100

The AMD FirePro M4100 is a middle-class graphics card for mobile workstations, which has been presented in mid-2013. Similar to the Nvidia Quadro series, the FirePro cards offer certified drivers for professional 3D-software like CAD. Due to optimizations and some unlocked features, the performance in these applications is much better compared to a consumer Radeon GPU.

Architecture

The FirePro M4100 integrates 6 Compute Units based on the GCN architecture. Overall, the Mars chip has 384 stream processors, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The memory of up to 2 GB GDDR5 is connected via an 128-bit interface. Just like the Radeon series, the FirePro M4100 offers features like Enduro or PCIe 3.0, but no Eyefinity.

Performance

According to the clock rates of up to 670 MHz for the chip and 1000 MHz for the memory (4000 MHz effective, 64 GB/s), the 3D gaming performance is slightly below the older FirePro M4000 or the Nvidia Quadro K1100M. Recent Games of 2013 can thus be played fluently in medium details and a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

Power Consumption

The FirePro M4100 features different energy saving techniques to reduce power consumption and prolong battery life. These include PowerPlay and PowerTune (for clocking the GPU), Zero Core (deactivates parts of the GPU when the display is off) and Enduro (dynamic GPU switching between the processor graphics and the dedicated Radeon GPU). The maximum power consumption under full load should be around 30 watts (estimate), making the card suitable for laptops 15 inches in size 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
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed *670 MHz
Memory Speed *4000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
technology28 nm
FeaturesAMD App Acceleration, AMD PowerPlay power management technology, AMD PowerTune technology, AMD ZeroCore Power technology, AMD Enduro technology
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement01.10.2013
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/us/products/workstati...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit
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min: 37.66      avg: 37.7 (25%)     median: 37.7 (25%)     max: 37.66 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
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min: 815      avg: 815 (6%)     median: 815 (6%)     max: 815 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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min: 35702      avg: 35702 (5%)     median: 35702 (5%)     max: 35702 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
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min: 8.6      avg: 8.6 (8%)     median: 8.6 (8%)     max: 8.6 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
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min: 10.9      avg: 10.9 (5%)     median: 10.9 (5%)     max: 10.9 fps
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
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min: 15.6      avg: 15.6 (8%)     median: 15.6 (8%)     max: 15.6 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060
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min: 16.58      avg: 16.6 (19%)     median: 16.6 (19%)     max: 16.58 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060
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min: 3.93      avg: 3.9 (8%)     median: 3.9 (8%)     max: 3.93 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060
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min: 0.99      avg: 1 (4%)     median: 1 (4%)     max: 0.99 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060
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min: 5.4      avg: 5.4 (6%)     median: 5.4 (6%)     max: 5.4 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060
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min: 0.06      avg: 0.1 (0%)     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.06 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060
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min: 13.97      avg: 14 (17%)     median: 14 (17%)     max: 13.97 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060
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min: 13.43      avg: 13.4 (24%)     median: 13.4 (24%)     max: 13.43 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
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min: 21.28      avg: 21.3 (34%)     median: 21.3 (34%)     max: 21.28 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
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min: 13.56      avg: 13.6 (23%)     median: 13.6 (23%)     max: 13.56 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
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min: 37.88      avg: 37.9 (55%)     median: 37.9 (55%)     max: 37.88 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
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min: 8.87      avg: 8.9 (37%)     median: 8.9 (37%)     max: 8.87 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
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min: 37.65      avg: 37.7 (33%)     median: 37.7 (33%)     max: 37.65 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
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min: 48.54      avg: 48.5 (60%)     median: 48.5 (60%)     max: 48.54 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
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min: 25.05      avg: 25.1 (36%)     median: 25.1 (36%)     max: 25.05 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
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min: 37.07      avg: 37.1 (30%)     median: 37.1 (30%)     max: 37.07 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
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min: 6578      avg: 6578 (45%)     median: 6578 (45%)     max: 6578 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.

GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
83  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Metro: Last Light
low 1024x768
35  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
BioShock Infinite
ultra 1920x1080
9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3

2012
low 1024x768
39  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Hitman: Absolution
low 1024x768
26  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8  fps      Compare