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AMD FirePro M4000

The AMD FirePro M4000 is a 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 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 M4000.

The integrated 512 Stream processors of the FirePro M4000 are based on the new GCN-architecture. 

The gaming performance should be slightly faster than the Radeon HD 7750M. Overall, the card is able to run modern games (2012) in medium details and HD resolution fluently.

The FirePro M4000 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 M4000 should be best suited for notebooks 15 inches or greater.

ManufacturerAMD
FirePro M Series
FirePro M6100 compare 768 @ 1.1 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
FirePro M8900 compare 960 @ 0.68 GHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
FirePro M6000 compare 640 @ 0.75 GHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M5100 compare 640 @ 0.73 - 0.78 GHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M4000 512 @ 0.6 GHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M4100 compare 384 @ 0.67 GHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro M5950 compare 480 @ 0.73 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
FirePro M2000 compare 480 @ 0.5 GHz64 Bit @ 3200 MHz
CodenameCape Verde GLM
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines512 - unified
Core Speed600 MHz
Memory Speed4500 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Transistor Count1500 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesOpenCL 1.2, 32 TMUs, 16 ROPs
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement01.07.2012

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
8.9 pt (9%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 +
specvp11 tcvis-02 +
specvp11 sw-02 +
specvp11 proe-05 +
specvp11 maya-03 +
specvp11 lightwave-01 +
specvp11 ensight-04 +
specvp11 catia-03 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1280x720
105  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
56  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
44  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1024x768
62  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
23.5  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
16.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
32.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
23.5  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
15  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
95  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
47  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
38  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
23  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2

2012
low 1024x768
96  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
89  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
87  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
82  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
51  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
40  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
19  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1024x768
129 142.9 ~ 136 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
81.3 93 ~ 87 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
56.7 81 ~ 69 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
40.4 53 ~ 47 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
125 147.9 ~ 136 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
51 73.3 ~ 62 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
33 43.6 ~ 38 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
17 20.9 ~ 19 fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1024x768
57.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
41.1  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
33  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1024x768
121  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
105  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
52  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
25  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
111  fps    + Compare
med. 1280x720
21  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
158  fps    + Compare
med. 1360x768
70  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
62  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
34  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.