AMD FirePro W7170M

AMD FirePro W7170M

The AMD FirePro W7170M is a high-end graphics card for mobile workstations. It is based on the same Tonga-chip as the AMD Radeon R9 M390X and seems to be similar clocked. Therefore, the card is based on the third generation of the GCN architecture (GCN 1.2) and supports DirectX 12 (FL 12_0). 

The FirePro series offers certified drivers that are optimized for stability and performance in professional applications like CAD or DCC. OpenGL performance, for example, should be significantly better compared to GeForce graphics cards of similar specifications.

The performance should be theoretically in the same ballpark as the Nvidia Quadro M4000M. In 3D games, the W7170M should perform similar to the R9 M390X consumer card.

The power consumption of the W7170M should be similar to the Quadro M5000M and M4000M cards and therefore in the 100 Watt region. That means it is suited only for large laptops with e.g. 17-inch screens.

FirePro W Series
FirePro W7170M 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 (compare) 384 @ 850 - 900 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro W4190M (compare) 384 @ 825 - 900 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 3
Pipelines2048 - unified
Core Speed723 MHz
Memory Speed5000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0), Shader 5.0
Transistor Count5000 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesDirectX 12, OpenCL 1.2, OpenGL 4.3, Vulkan, Mantle, Eyefinity, Enduro, App Acceleration, HD3D
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement02.10.2015
Link to Manufacturer Page


3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
132164 Points (18%)
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
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 detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Anno 2205

Anno 2205

low 1024x768
146  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
93  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
43  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
20  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
The Witcher 3
low 1024x768
97  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
72  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
31  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
23  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Dirt Rally
low 1024x768
278  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
187  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
89  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
63  fps    + Compare