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AMD FirePro M5100

AMD FirePro M5100

The AMD FirePro M5100 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. Except for the lack of GPU Boost and the certified drivers, the M5100 is more or less identical to the Radeon HD 8870M.

Architecture

The FirePro M5100 integrates 10 Compute Units based on the GCN architecture. Overall, the chip has 640 stream processors, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The memory of up to 2 GB GDDR5 is connected via an 128-bit interface. Just like the Radeon series, the FirePro M5100 offers features like Eyefinity, Enduro or PCIe 3.0. Presumably, AMD uses the Cape Verde graphics chip, but this has not yet been officially confirmed.

Performance

According to the clock rates of up to 725 MHz for the chip and 1125 MHz for the memory (4500 MHz effective, 72 GB/s), the 3D gaming performance should be similar to the Nvidia Quadro K2100M or GeForce GT 750M with GDDR5 memory. Recent Games of 2013 can thus be played fluently in medium to high details and a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

Power Consumption

The FirePro M5100 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 about 50 watts (estimate), making the card suitable for laptops 15 inches in size or greater.

ManufacturerAMD
FirePro M Series

FirePro M6100

768 @ 1075 MHz128 Bit @ 5500 MHz

FirePro M8900

960 @ 680 MHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz

FirePro M6000

640 @ 750 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M5100 640 @ 725 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
Pipelines640 - unified
Core Speed *725 MHz
Memory Speed *4500 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
technology28 nm
FeaturesAMD Eyefinity multi-display technology, Up to 3 displays supported undocked, 5 displays docked, AMD 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

3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2197      avg: 2197 (17%)     median: 2197 (17%)     max: 2197 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 16349      avg: 16349 (14%)     median: 16349 (14%)     max: 16349 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 153044      avg: 153044 (20%)     median: 153044 (20%)     max: 153044 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 23.7      avg: 23.7 (21%)     median: 23.7 (21%)     max: 23.7 fps
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2967      avg: 2967 (13%)     median: 2967 (13%)     max: 2967 points
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB -5%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB -5%
AMD Radeon HD 6790 -3%
AMD Radeon HD 6790 -3%
AMD FirePro M5100
AMD Radeon HD 7770 4%
AMD Radeon HD 7770 4%
AMD Radeon HD 7770 4%
AMD Radeon HD 7770 4%
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3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 3333      avg: 3333 (18%)     median: 3333 (18%)     max: 3333 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 10561      avg: 10561 (21%)     median: 10561 (21%)     max: 10561 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 12308      avg: 12308 (26%)     median: 12308 (26%)     max: 12308 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 18717      avg: 18717 (49%)     median: 18717 (49%)     max: 18717 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 38.3      avg: 38.3 (21%)     median: 38.3 (21%)     max: 38.3 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 28.9      avg: 28.9 (34%)     median: 28.9 (34%)     max: 28.9 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 54.15      avg: 54.2 (84%)     median: 54.2 (84%)     max: 54.15 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 10.38      avg: 10.4 (55%)     median: 10.4 (55%)     max: 10.38 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 75.28      avg: 75.3 (67%)     median: 75.3 (67%)     max: 75.28 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 77.46      avg: 77.5 (96%)     median: 77.5 (96%)     max: 77.46 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 70      avg: 70 (57%)     median: 70 (57%)     max: 70 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 11704      avg: 11704 (80%)     median: 11704 (80%)     max: 11704 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: Autosport
low 1024x768
213  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
101  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
44  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
26  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Total War: Rome II
low 1024x768
118  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
90  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
76  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Saints Row IV
low 1280x720
102  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
98  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
42  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
25  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Company of Heroes 2
low 1024x768
49  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
42  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
24  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
162  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
115  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
86  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
55  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Metro: Last Light
low 1024x768
85  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
61  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
42  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
19.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
BioShock Infinite
low 1280x720
80  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
73  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
62  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
172  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
82  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
57  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
26  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.