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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 gaming performance is somewhere between the Radeon HD 7850M and 7870M. Therefore, the card is able to run modern games (2013) in medium or high details and HD resolution fluently.

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.

ManufacturerAMD
FirePro M Series
FirePro M6100 compare 768 @ 1100 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
FirePro M8900 compare 960 @ 680 MHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
FirePro M6000 640 @ 750 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M5100 compare 640 @ 725 - 775 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M4000 compare 512 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M4100 compare 384 @ 670 MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro M5950 compare 480 @ 725 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
FirePro M2000 compare 480 @ 500 MHz64 Bit @ 3200 MHz
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines640 - unified
Core Speed750 MHz
Memory Speed4500 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
Transistor Count1500 Million
technology28 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement01.07.2012

Benchmarks

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 1024x768
112  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
56  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
51  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
33  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
167  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
122  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
101  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
51  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2

2012
low 1024x768
125  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
116  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
108  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
97  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
90  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
62  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
27  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1024x768
172  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
121  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
93  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
69  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
168  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
74  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
43  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
26  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1024x768
169  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
125  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
58  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
32  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1024x768
98  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
53  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
39  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
291.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1280x720
61.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
24.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Additional Benchmarks
CPU 1280x1024
34.5
low 1024x768
152  fps    + Compare
med. 1360x768
130  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
78  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
37  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 800x600
132  fps    + Compare
med. 1360x768
71  fps    + Compare
high 1600x900
58  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
18  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
511  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
237  fps    + Compare
high 1280x1024
142  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

2005
high 1024x768
261.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
212  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
203  fps    + Compare
high 1280x1024
87  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.

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