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AMD FirePro W4170M

AMD FirePro W4170M

The AMD FirePro W4170M is a professional workstation graphics card for laptops. It is based on the same Mars chip as the AMD Radeon HD 8790M and similarly clocked. Therefore, the GPU takes position in the mid-range of mobile laptop graphics cards as of 2013. Thanks to its optimized drivers, the W4170M offers a very good performance in professional 3D applications like CAD, while the gaming performance is similar to a Nvidia GeForce GT 750M.

The AMD FirePro M4100 series is based on the GCN architecture and therefore supports DirectX 11.2. 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 W Series
FirePro W7170M 2048 @ 723 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
FirePro W5170M 640 @ 925 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro W5130M 512 @ 925 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro W4170M 384 @ 850 - 900 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro W4190M 384 @ 825 - 900 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
CodenameMars XTX?
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed *850 - 900 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed *4000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11.2, 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 +
OpenGL 64Bit +
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
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min: 1766     avg: 1766 (5%)     median: 1766 (5%)     max: 1766 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
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100%
min: 1694     avg: 1694 (7%)     median: 1694 (7%)     max: 1694 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
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100%
min: 12506     avg: 12506 (8%)     median: 12506 (8%)     max: 12506 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
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100%
min: 10501     avg: 10501 (28%)     median: 10501 (28%)     max: 10501 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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100%
min: 93515     avg: 93515 (12%)     median: 93515 (12%)     max: 93515 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
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100%
min: 17.6     avg: 17.6 (16%)     median: 17.6 (16%)     max: 17.6 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
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100%
min: 22.4     avg: 22.4 (8%)     median: 22.4 (8%)     max: 22.4 fps
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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100%
min: 2629     avg: 2629 (10%)     median: 2629 (10%)     max: 2629 points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
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100%
min: 31.1     avg: 31.1 (14%)     median: 31.1 (14%)     max: 31.1 fps
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 +
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 +
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 +
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 +
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 +
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 +
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 +
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 +
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
- 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