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AMD FirePro M6100

AMD FirePro M6100

The AMD FirePro M6100 is an high-end graphics card for mobile workstations, which has been presented in mid-2013. Similar to the Nvidia Quadro series, the FirePro cards offer certified drivers for professional 3D-software like CAD. Due to optimizations and some unlocked features, the performance in these applications is much better compared to a consumer Radeon GPU.

Architecture

The FirePro M6100 integrates 14 Compute Units based on the GCN architecture. Therefore, the chip has 768 stream processors. The memory of up to 2 GB GDDR5 is connected via an 128-bit interface. Just like the Radeon series, the FirePro M6100 offers features like Eyefinity, Enduro or PCIe 3.0. Presumably, AMD uses a partially deactivated Bonaire graphics chip, but this has not yet been officially confirmed.

Performance

Thanks to the very high clock rate of up to 1100 MHz for the chip and 1500 MHz for the memory (6000 MHz effective, 96 GB/s), the 3D gaming performance is somewhat above the Nvidia Quadro K4100M or GeForce GTX 860M. Recent Games of 2014/2015 can thus be played fluently in medium to high details and full HD resolution.

Power Consumption

The FirePro M6100 features different energy saving techniques to reduce power consumption and prolong battery life. These include PowerPlay and PowerTune (for clocking the GPU), Zero Core (deactivates parts of the GPU when the display is off) and Enduro (dynamic GPU switching between the processor graphics and the dedicated Radeon GPU). However, the Fire Pro M6100 should still have a relatively high TDP (probably about 75 watts) and is only suited for large and well-cooled workstation notebooks from 15 to 17 inches.

ManufacturerAMD
FirePro M Series
FirePro M6100 768 @ 1100 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
FirePro M8900 (compare) 960 @ 680 MHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
FirePro M6000 (compare) 640 @ 750 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M5100 (compare) 640 @ 725 - 775 (Boost) 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
CodenameBonaire
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines768 - unified
Core Speed1100 MHz
Memory Speed6000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0), Shader 5.0
Transistor Count2080 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesAMD Eyefinity multi-display technology, Up to 4 displays supported undocked, 5 displays docked, AMD App Acceleration, AMD PowerPlay power management technology, AMD PowerTune technology, AMD ZeroCore Power technology, AMD Enduro technology
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement01.10.2013
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/de-de/products/graphi...

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
23.1 pt (24%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 13751     avg: 14975     median: 14975 (8413%)     max: 16199 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 24103     avg: 25342     median: 25342 (17477%)     max: 26581 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
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3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 184545     avg: 215684.5     median: 215684.5 (1600%)     max: 246824 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
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Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
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Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
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SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
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 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
101 fps (532%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
59.9 fps (300%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
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LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
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ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
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- 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
283  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
135  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
94  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
48  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
68  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
62  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
54  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
26.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1024x768
182  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
152  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
118  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
23  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
103  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
45  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
57  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
48  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
34  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
16  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
203  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
133  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
121  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
49.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
116  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
91  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
49  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
27  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
230  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
112  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
94  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
34  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1024x768
295  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
119  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
81  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
45  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
med. 1366x768
52  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
42  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
31  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1024x768
77  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
72  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
50  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
26  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
185  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
156  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
138  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
115  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2

2012
low 1024x768
124  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
118  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
105  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
168  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
123  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
67  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
22.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1024x768
327  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
218  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
176  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
124  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
225  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
192  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
98  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
54  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
281  fps    + Compare
med. 1280x720
108  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
44  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
354  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
282  fps    + Compare
high 1280x1024
117  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
57  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-09- 5)