AMD FirePro M6000
The AMD FirePro M6000 is an upper 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 / 7800M 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 M6000.
The integrated 640 Stream processors of the FirePro M6000 are based on the new GCN-architecture.
The FirePro M6000 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 M6000 is best suited for notebooks 15 inches or greater.
FirePro M Series
|Pipelines||640 - unified|
|Core Speed||750 MHz|
|Memory Speed||4500 MHz|
|Memory Bus Width||128 Bit|
|Max. Amount of Memory||2048 MB|
|API||DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0, OpenGL 4.1|
|Transistor Count||1.5 Billion|
|Notebook Size||medium sized|
|Date of Announcement||01.07.2012|