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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 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
Pipelines640 - unified
Core 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 GPU 1280x720
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min: 2422      avg: 2422 (11%)     median: 2422 (11%)     max: 2422 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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min: 2726      avg: 2726 (15%)     median: 2726 (15%)     max: 2726 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
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min: 10744      avg: 10744 (22%)     median: 10744 (22%)     max: 10744 Points
3DMark 06
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min: 17152      avg: 17152 (45%)     median: 17152 (45%)     max: 17152 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
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min: 36.1      avg: 36.1 (19%)     median: 36.1 (19%)     max: 36.1 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
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min: 25.38      avg: 25.4 (40%)     median: 25.4 (40%)     max: 25.38 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
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min: 9.24      avg: 9.2 (15%)     median: 9.2 (15%)     max: 9.24 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
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min: 43.13      avg: 43.1 (63%)     median: 43.1 (63%)     max: 43.13 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
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min: 2.62      avg: 2.6 (14%)     median: 2.6 (14%)     max: 2.62 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
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min: 51.34      avg: 51.3 (46%)     median: 51.3 (46%)     max: 51.34 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
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min: 44      avg: 44 (55%)     median: 44 (55%)     max: 44 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
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min: 68.27      avg: 68.3 (56%)     median: 68.3 (56%)     max: 68.27 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
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min: 10283      avg: 10283 (70%)     median: 10283 (70%)     max: 10283 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 1024x768
112  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
56  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
51  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
33  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
167  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
122  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
101  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
51  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Torchlight 2
low 1024x768
125  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
116  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
108  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Dirt Showdown
low 1024x768
97  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
90  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
62  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
27  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Diablo III
low 1024x768
172  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
121  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
93  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
69  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
168  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
74  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
43  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
26  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Batman: Arkham City
low 1024x768
169  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
125  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
58  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
32  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Deus Ex Human Revolution
low 1024x768
98  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
53  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
39  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Total War: Shogun 2
low 1024x768
291.8  fps      Compare