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

768 @ 1075MHz128 Bit @ 5500MHz

FirePro M8900

960 @ 680MHz256 Bit @ 900MHz

FirePro M6000

640 @ 750MHz128 Bit @ 4500MHz

FirePro M5100

640 @ 725MHz128 Bit @ 4500MHz

FirePro M4000

512 @ 600MHz128 Bit @ 4500MHz
FirePro M4100 384 @ 670MHz128 Bit @ 4000MHz

FirePro M5950

480 @ 725MHz128 Bit @ 900MHz

FirePro M2000

480 @ 500MHz64 Bit @ 3200MHz
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
0% 100%
min: 37.66      avg: 37.7 (33%)     median: 37.7 (33%)     max: 37.66 Points
Cinebench R15 - Ref. Match 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 98      avg: 98 (98%)     median: 98 (98%)     max: 98 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 35702      avg: 35702 (10%)     median: 35702 (10%)     max: 35702 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 857      avg: 857 (7%)     median: 857 (7%)     max: 857 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1921      avg: 1921 (15%)     median: 1921 (15%)     max: 1921 points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 9320      avg: 9320 (32%)     median: 9320 (32%)     max: 9320 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 15.6      avg: 15.6 (10%)     median: 15.6 (10%)     max: 15.6 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 13890      avg: 13890 (53%)     median: 13890 (53%)     max: 13890 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 25.05      avg: 25.1 (36%)     median: 25.1 (36%)     max: 25.05 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 11.29      avg: 11.3 (19%)     median: 11.3 (19%)     max: 11.29 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 48.54      avg: 48.5 (60%)     median: 48.5 (60%)     max: 48.54 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 37.65      avg: 37.7 (33%)     median: 37.7 (33%)     max: 37.65 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 8.87      avg: 8.9 (47%)     median: 8.9 (47%)     max: 8.87 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 37.88      avg: 37.9 (59%)     median: 37.9 (59%)     max: 37.88 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 13.56      avg: 13.6 (23%)     median: 13.6 (23%)     max: 13.56 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 21.28      avg: 21.3 (34%)     median: 21.3 (34%)     max: 21.28 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 37.07      avg: 37.1 (34%)     median: 37.1 (34%)     max: 37.07 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 6578      avg: 6578 (56%)     median: 6578 (56%)     max: 6578 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.7      avg: 6.7 (85%)     median: 6.7 (85%)     max: 6.7 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.7      avg: 6.7 (85%)     median: 6.7 (85%)     max: 6.7 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.

Total War: Rome II
low:
45  fps      Compare
ultra:
6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Company of Heroes 2
low:
21  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID 2
GRID 2 (2013)
low:
83  fps      Compare
ultra:
13  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Metro: Last Light
low:
35  fps      Compare
ultra:
8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
BioShock Infinite
ultra:
9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider (2013)
low:
59  fps      Compare
ultra:
9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3 (2012)
low:
39  fps      Compare
ultra:
5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Hitman: Absolution
low:
26  fps      Compare
ultra:
8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Borderlands 2
low:
37  fps      Compare
ultra:
19  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Diablo III
Diablo III (2012)
low:
96  fps      Compare
ultra:
21  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Anno 2070
Anno 2070 (2011)
low:
34  fps      Compare
ultra:
8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Sims 3
Sims 3 (2009)
low:
398  fps      Compare
med.:
231  fps      Compare
high:
105  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft (2005)
low:
272  fps      Compare
med.:
165  fps      Compare
high:
29  fps      Compare
ultra:
12  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

Notebook reviews with AMD FirePro M4100 graphics card

HP ZBook 14: Intel Core i7 4600U, 14", 1.8 kg
  Review » Review HP ZBook 14 Workstation

  External Review » HP ZBook 14

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 6870
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
PowerVR SGX554MP4 *
Mali-T604 *
Class 6
PowerVR SGX543MP4 *
Mali-T624 *
Mali-450 MP4 *
PowerVR SGX543MP3 *
PowerVR SGX543MP2 *
PowerVR SGX544 *
Adreno 225 *
GC4000 *
VideoCore-IV *
Adreno 220 *
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core
Mali-400 MP2 *
PowerVR SGX540 *
Adreno 205 *
GC800 *
PowerVR SGX535
PowerVR SGX531
PowerVR SGX530
Mali-200 *
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-10-31)