AMD FirePro M6000

The AMD FirePro M6000 is an upper 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 / 7800M 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 M6000.

The integrated 640 Stream processors of the FirePro M6000 are based on the new GCN-architecture. 

The gaming performance is somewhere between the Radeon HD 7850M and 7870M. Therefore, the card is able to run modern games (2013) in medium or high details and HD resolution fluently.

The FirePro M6000 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 M6000 is best suited for notebooks 15 inches 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
Pipelines640 - unified
Core Speed *750 MHz
Shader Speed *750 MHz
Memory Speed *4500 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
Transistors1500 Million
technology28 nm
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 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2726      avg: 2726 (21%)     median: 2726 (21%)     max: 2726 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2422      avg: 2422 (15%)     median: 2422 (15%)     max: 2422 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 10744      avg: 10744 (29%)     median: 10744 (29%)     max: 10744 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 9070      avg: 9070 (21%)     median: 9070 (21%)     max: 9070 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 17152      avg: 17152 (58%)     median: 17152 (58%)     max: 17152 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 36.1      avg: 36.1 (22%)     median: 36.1 (22%)     max: 36.1 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 21686      avg: 21686 (83%)     median: 21686 (83%)     max: 21686 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 14.86      avg: 14.9 (21%)     median: 14.9 (21%)     max: 14.86 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 24.98      avg: 25 (41%)     median: 25 (41%)     max: 24.98 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 44      avg: 44 (55%)     median: 44 (55%)     max: 44 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 51.34      avg: 51.3 (46%)     median: 51.3 (46%)     max: 51.34 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2.62      avg: 2.6 (14%)     median: 2.6 (14%)     max: 2.62 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 43.13      avg: 43.1 (67%)     median: 43.1 (67%)     max: 43.13 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 9.24      avg: 9.2 (15%)     median: 9.2 (15%)     max: 9.24 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 25.38      avg: 25.4 (40%)     median: 25.4 (40%)     max: 25.38 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 68.27      avg: 68.3 (62%)     median: 68.3 (62%)     max: 68.27 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 10283      avg: 10283 (88%)     median: 10283 (88%)     max: 10283 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.4      avg: 6.4 (81%)     median: 6.4 (81%)     max: 6.4 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.4      avg: 6.4 (81%)     median: 6.4 (81%)     max: 6.4 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.

World of Tanks v8
low:
112  fps      Compare
med.:
56  fps      Compare
high:
51  fps      Compare
ultra:
33  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F1 2012
F1 2012 (2012)
low:
167  fps      Compare
med.:
122  fps      Compare
high:
101  fps      Compare
ultra:
51  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Torchlight 2
Torchlight 2 (2012)
low:
125  fps      Compare
med.:
116  fps      Compare
ultra:
108  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Dirt Showdown
low:
97  fps      Compare
med.:
90  fps      Compare
high:
62  fps      Compare
ultra:
27  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Diablo III
Diablo III (2012)
low:
172  fps      Compare
med.:
121  fps      Compare
high:
93  fps      Compare
ultra:
69  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Anno 2070
Anno 2070 (2011)
low:
168  fps      Compare
med.:
74  fps      Compare
high:
43  fps      Compare
ultra:
26  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Batman: Arkham City
low:
169  fps      Compare
med.:
125  fps      Compare
high:
58  fps      Compare
ultra:
32  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Deus Ex Human Revolution
low:
98  fps      Compare
high:
53  fps      Compare
ultra:
39  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Total War: Shogun 2
Total War: Shogun 2 (2011)
low:
291.8  fps      Compare
med.:
61.8  fps      Compare
ultra:
24.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
StarCraft 2
StarCraft 2 (2010)
low:
152  fps      Compare
med.:
130  fps      Compare
high:
78  fps      Compare
ultra:
37  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Metro 2033
Metro 2033 (2010)
low:
132  fps      Compare
med.:
71  fps      Compare
high:
58  fps      Compare
ultra:
18  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Anno 1404
Anno 1404 (2009)
low:
319  fps      Compare
ultra:
65  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Sims 3
Sims 3 (2009)
low:
511  fps      Compare
med.:
237  fps      Compare
high:
142  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark (2005)
high:
261.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft (2005)
low:
212  fps      Compare
med.:
203  fps      Compare