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.


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.


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.

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
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 Page
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.


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