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.

FirePro W Series
FirePro W7170M (compare) 2048 @ 723 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
FirePro W5170M (compare) 640 @ 925 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro W5130M (compare) 512 @ 925 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro W4170M 384 @ 850 - 900 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro W4190M (compare) 384 @ 825 - 900 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
CodenameMars XTX?
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed850 - 900 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed4000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11.2, Shader 5.0
Transistor Count900 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 Page


3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
31.1 fps (13%)
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 +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
- 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
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.
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.