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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 12 Compute Units based on the GCN architecture. Overall, the chip has 768 stream processors, 48 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 1075 MHz for the chip and 1375 MHz for the memory (5500 MHz effective, 88 GB/s), the 3D gaming performance is similar to the Nvidia Quadro K4100M or GeForce GTX 770M. Recent Games of 2013 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 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
Pipelines768 - unified
Core Speed *1075 MHz
Memory Speed *5500 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 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/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 Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3664      avg: 3664 (25%)     median: 3664 (25%)     max: 3664 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3308      avg: 3308 (31%)     median: 3308 (31%)     max: 3308 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 24103      avg: 24103 (25%)     median: 24103 (25%)     max: 24103 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 184545      avg: 184545 (25%)     median: 184545 (25%)     max: 184545 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 5117      avg: 5243 (23%)     median: 5243 (23%)     max: 5369 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 5446      avg: 5542.5 (31%)     median: 5542.5 (31%)     max: 5639 points
SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 49.1      avg: 49.1 (96%)     median: 49.1 (96%)     max: 49.1 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 46.5      avg: 46.5 (55%)     median: 46.5 (55%)     max: 46.5 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 26.1      avg: 26.1 (56%)     median: 26.1 (56%)     max: 26.1 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 14.3      avg: 14.3 (62%)     median: 14.3 (62%)     max: 14.3 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 32.8      avg: 32.8 (39%)     median: 32.8 (39%)     max: 32.8 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 30.1      avg: 30.1 (41%)     median: 30.1 (41%)     max: 30.1 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 39      avg: 39 (70%)     median: 39 (70%)     max: 39 fps
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-10-30)