AMD FirePro W4170M

AMD FirePro W4170M

The AMD FirePro W4170M is a professional workstation graphics card for laptops. It is most likely based on the same Mars chip as the AMD Radeon HD 8790M. Maybe the core clock rate is reduced, as the FirePro M4100 series is listed with a maximum of 670 MHz on the AMD website. Therefore, the GPU should be positioned in the mid-range of mobile laptop graphics cards.

The AMD FirePro M4100 series is based on the GCN architecture and therefore supports DirectX 11. The 384 shader cores can also be used with OpenCL as 6 compute units.

The AMD FirePro W4170M was first announced in the Dell Precision M2800 which is remarkably similar to the Dell Latitude E6540 (see our review) that offers a AMD Radeon HD 8790M.

ManufacturerAMD
FirePro M4100 Series
FirePro W4170M 384 @ 670 / 850?MHz128 Bit @ 4000MHz
CodenameMars XTX?
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed *670 / 850? MHz
Shader Speed *670 / 850? MHz
Memory Speed *4000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
Transistors900 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesApp Acceleration, PowerPlay, PowerTune, ZeroCore, Enduro, PCI Express 3.0 x16
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement16.11.2012
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

Cinebench R15 - Ref. Match 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 98      avg: 98 (98%)     median: 98 (98%)     max: 98 Points
Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 54.65      avg: 54.7 (46%)     median: 54.7 (46%)     max: 54.65 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1766      avg: 1766 (15%)     median: 1766 (15%)     max: 1766 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 12506      avg: 12506 (16%)     median: 12506 (16%)     max: 12506 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 93515      avg: 93515 (12%)     median: 93515 (12%)     max: 93515 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 17.6      avg: 17.6 (24%)     median: 17.6 (24%)     max: 17.6 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 22.4      avg: 22.4 (15%)     median: 22.4 (15%)     max: 22.4 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 256      avg: 256 (17%)     median: 256 (17%)     max: 256 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 462      avg: 462 (19%)     median: 462 (19%)     max: 462 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2315      avg: 2315 (14%)     median: 2315 (14%)     max: 2315 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2629      avg: 2629 (20%)     median: 2629 (20%)     max: 2629 points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 13622      avg: 13622 (45%)     median: 13622 (45%)     max: 13622 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 31.1      avg: 31.1 (17%)     median: 31.1 (17%)     max: 31.1 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 37.52      avg: 37.5 (73%)     median: 37.5 (73%)     max: 37.52 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 23.52      avg: 23.5 (28%)     median: 23.5 (28%)     max: 23.52 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 12.75      avg: 12.8 (36%)     median: 12.8 (36%)     max: 12.75 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 5.84      avg: 5.8 (32%)     median: 5.8 (32%)     max: 5.84 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 22.75      avg: 22.8 (42%)     median: 22.8 (42%)     max: 22.75 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 0.35      avg: 0.4 (2%)     median: 0.4 (2%)     max: 0.35 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 18.8      avg: 18.8 (26%)     median: 18.8 (26%)     max: 18.8 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 19.33      avg: 19.3 (35%)     median: 19.3 (35%)     max: 19.33 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 25.04      avg: 25 (40%)     median: 25 (40%)     max: 25.04 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 9.81      avg: 9.8 (16%)     median: 9.8 (16%)     max: 9.81 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 47.75      avg: 47.8 (74%)     median: 47.8 (74%)     max: 47.75 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 11      avg: 11 (58%)     median: 11 (58%)     max: 11 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 68.39      avg: 68.4 (61%)     median: 68.4 (61%)     max: 68.39 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 71.61      avg: 71.6 (89%)     median: 71.6 (89%)     max: 71.61 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 19.94      avg: 19.9 (25%)     median: 19.9 (25%)     max: 19.94 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 26.24      avg: 26.2 (38%)     median: 26.2 (38%)     max: 26.24 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 59.35      avg: 59.4 (54%)     median: 59.4 (54%)     max: 59.35 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 9615      avg: 9615 (79%)     median: 9615 (79%)     max: 9615 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.9      avg: 6.9 (87%)     median: 6.9 (87%)     max: 6.9 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.9      avg: 6.9 (87%)     median: 6.9 (87%)     max: 6.9 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.

Total War: Rome II
low 1024x768
86  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
67  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
55.2  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Company of Heroes 2
low 1024x768
38.8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
31.2  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
19.5  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
7.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
112  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
87  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
62  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
19  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Metro: Last Light
low 1024x768
65.8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
45.4  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
23.5  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
11.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
BioShock Infinite
low 1280x720
108  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
56  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
49  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
17  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
SimCity

SimCity

2013
low 1024x768
93  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
39  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
28  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
18  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
131  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
61  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
42  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
11  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3

2012
low 1024x768
63  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
43  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
17  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Hitman: Absolution
low 1024x768
45  fps      Compare