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AMD FirePro M6100

AMD FirePro M6100

The AMD FirePro M6100 is an high-end 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 M6100 integrates 14 Compute Units based on the GCN architecture. Overall, the chip has 896 stream processors, 56 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 M6100 offers features like Eyefinity, Enduro or PCIe 3.0. Presumably, AMD uses a partially deactivated Bonaire graphics chip, but this has not yet been officially confirmed.

Performance

Thanks to the very high clock rate of up to 1100 MHz for the chip and 1500 MHz for the memory (6000 MHz effective, 96 GB/s), the 3D gaming performance is somewhat above the Nvidia Quadro K4100M or GeForce GTX 860M. Recent Games of 2014/2015 can thus be played fluently in medium to high details and full HD resolution.

Power Consumption

The FirePro M6100 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). However, the Fire Pro M6100 should still have a relatively high TDP (probably about 75 watts) and is only suited for large and well-cooled workstation notebooks from 15 to 17 inches.

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
CodenameBonaire
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines896 - unified
Core Speed *1100 MHz
Memory Speed *6000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
Transistors2080 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesAMD Eyefinity multi-display technology, Up to 4 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 Sizelarge
Date of Announcement01.10.2013
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/de-de/products/graphi...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen off screen
0% 100%
min: 101      avg: 101 (45%)     median: 101 (45%)     max: 101 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen on screen
0% 100%
min: 59.9      avg: 59.9 (100%)     median: 59.9 (100%)     max: 59.9 fps
Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 112.5      avg: 112.5 (77%)     median: 112.5 (77%)     max: 112.5 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3664      avg: 3837 (21%)     median: 3837 (21%)     max: 4010 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3308      avg: 3476 (26%)     median: 3476 (26%)     max: 3644 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 24103      avg: 25342 (22%)     median: 25342 (22%)     max: 26581 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 13751      avg: 14975 (55%)     median: 14975 (55%)     max: 16199 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 184545      avg: 215684.5 (29%)     median: 215684.5 (29%)     max: 246824 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 48.8      avg: 48.8 (44%)     median: 48.8 (44%)     max: 48.8 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 56.2      avg: 56.2 (33%)     median: 56.2 (33%)     max: 56.2 fps
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
0% 100%
min: 3355      avg: 3355 (41%)     median: 3355 (41%)     max: 3355 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 598      avg: 598 (25%)     median: 598 (25%)     max: 598 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 1084      avg: 1084 (24%)     median: 1084 (24%)     max: 1084 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 5117      avg: 5445.3 (24%)     median: 5369 (24%)     max: 5850 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 5446      avg: 5750.7 (32%)     median: 5639 (31%)     max: 6167 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 18724      avg: 18724 (36%)     median: 18724 (36%)     max: 18724 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 19876      avg: 19876 (42%)     median: 19876 (42%)     max: 19876 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 25004      avg: 25004 (65%)     median: 25004 (65%)     max: 25004 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 72      avg: 72 (39%)     median: 72 (39%)     max: 72 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 49.1      avg: 57.8 (87%)     median: 57.8 (87%)     max: 66.53 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 46.5      avg: 48.6 (57%)     median: 48.6 (57%)     max: 50.73 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 26.1      avg: 26.2 (53%)     median: 26.2 (53%)     max: 26.31 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 14.3      avg: 15.3 (62%)     median: 15.3 (62%)     max: 16.27 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 32.8      avg: 36 (43%)     median: 36 (43%)     max: 39.17 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 0.51      avg: 0.6 (2%)     median: 0.6 (2%)     max: 0.59 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 30.1      avg: 36.4 (50%)     median: 36.4 (50%)     max: 42.61 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 39      avg: 41.5 (75%)     median: 41.5 (75%)     max: 44.02 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 47.84      avg: 47.8 (76%)     median: 47.8 (76%)     max: 47.84 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 28.37      avg: 28.4 (48%)     median: 28.4 (48%)     max: 28.37 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 68.72      avg: 68.7 (100%)     median: 68.7 (100%)     max: 68.72 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 10.66      avg: 10.7 (56%)     median: 10.7 (56%)     max: 10.66 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 99.72      avg: 99.7 (89%)     median: 99.7 (89%)     max: 99.72 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 77.78      avg: 77.8 (96%)     median: 77.8 (96%)     max: 77.78 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 55.74      avg: 55.7 (56%)     median: 55.7 (56%)     max: 55.74 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 49.28      avg: 49.3 (71%)     median: 49.3 (71%)     max: 49.28 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 92.97      avg: 93 (76%)     median: 93 (76%)     max: 92.97 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 11116      avg: 11116 (76%)     median: 11116 (76%)     max: 11116 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
283  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
135  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
94  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
48  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
68  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
62  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
54  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
26.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Total War: Rome II
low 1024x768
182  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
152  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
118  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
23  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Saints Row IV
low 1280x720
103  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
45  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Company of Heroes 2
low 1024x768
57  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
48  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
34  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
16  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
203  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
133  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
121  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
49.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Metro: Last Light
low 1024x768
116  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
91  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
49  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
27  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
BioShock Infinite
low 1280x720
230  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
112  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
94  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
34  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
295  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
119  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
81  fps      Compare