AMD FirePro M2000 vs AMD FirePro M4100 vs AMD FirePro M6100

AMD FirePro M2000

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The AMD FirePro M2000 is a lower middle-class mobile workstation graphics card with DirectX 11 support. It is based on the same Turks-chip found in the Radeon HD 7600M 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 M2000.

The integrated 480 Stream processors of the FirePro M2000 are based on the new Terascale-2-architecture. 

The gaming performance is similar to the Radeon HD 7570M. Therefore, the card is able to run modern games (2012) in low details and HD resolution fluently.

The FirePro M2000 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.

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).

The power consumption of the M2000 is best suited for notebooks 14 inches or greater.

AMD FirePro M4100

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The AMD FirePro M4100 is a middle-class 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 M4100 integrates 6 Compute Units based on the GCN architecture. Overall, the Mars chip has 384 stream processors, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The memory of up to 2 GB GDDR5 is connected via an 128-bit interface. Just like the Radeon series, the FirePro M4100 offers features like Enduro or PCIe 3.0, but no Eyefinity.

Performance

According to the clock rates of up to 670 MHz for the chip and 1000 MHz for the memory (4000 MHz effective, 64 GB/s), the 3D gaming performance is slightly below the older FirePro M4000 or the Nvidia Quadro K1100M. Recent Games of 2013 can thus be played fluently in medium details and a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

Power Consumption

The FirePro M4100 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). The maximum power consumption under full load should be around 30 watts (estimate), making the card suitable for laptops 15 inches in size or greater.

AMD FirePro M6100

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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.

AMD FirePro M2000AMD FirePro M4100AMD FirePro M6100
ManufacturerAMDAMDAMD
FirePro M Series
FirePro M6100 768 @ 1100 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
FirePro M8900 960 @ 680 MHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
FirePro M6000 640 @ 750 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M5100 640 @ 725 - 775 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M4000 512 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M4100 384 @ 670 MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro M5950 480 @ 725 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
FirePro M2000 480 @ 500 MHz64 Bit @ 3200 MHz
FirePro M6100 768 @ 1100 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
FirePro M8900 960 @ 680 MHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
FirePro M6000 640 @ 750 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M5100 640 @ 725 - 775 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M4000 512 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M4100 384 @ 670 MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro M5950 480 @ 725 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
FirePro M2000 480 @ 500 MHz64 Bit @ 3200 MHz
FirePro M6100 768 @ 1100 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
FirePro M8900 960 @ 680 MHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
FirePro M6000 640 @ 750 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M5100 640 @ 725 - 775 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M4000 512 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M4100 384 @ 670 MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro M5950 480 @ 725 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
FirePro M2000 480 @ 500 MHz64 Bit @ 3200 MHz
CodenameTurks GLMBonaire
ArchitectureTerascale 2GCNGCN
480 - 384 - 768 -
Core500 MHz670 MHz1100 MHz
Memory3200 MHz4000 MHz6000 MHz
Bus64 Bit128 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory1024 MB2048 MB2048 MB
nonono
DirectXDirectX 11.1, 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 11_1), 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 12_0), 5.0
Transistors716 Million2080 Million
Technology40 nm28 nm28 nm
FeaturesOpenCL 1.2AMD App Acceleration, AMD PowerPlay power management technology, AMD PowerTune technology, AMD ZeroCore Power technology, AMD Enduro technologyAMD 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
Size
Introduced01.07.2012 01.10.2013 01.10.2013
Manufacturerhttp://www.amd.com/us/products/workstati...http://www.amd.com/de-de/products/graphi...

3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
5125 Points (8%)
min: 13751     avg: 14975     median: 14975 (23%)     max: 16199 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
6297 Points (3%)
min: 24103     avg: 25342     median: 25342 (13%)     max: 26581 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
815 Points (3%)
min: 3308     avg: 3476     median: 3476 (12%)     max: 3644 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
857 Points (2%)
min: 3664     avg: 3837     median: 3837 (9%)     max: 4010 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
35702 Points (5%)
min: 184545     avg: 215684     median: 215684 (29%)     max: 246824 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
954 points (3%)
1921 points (5%)
min: 5446     avg: 5750.7     median: 5639 (16%)     max: 6167 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
841 points (2%)
1728 points (3%)
min: 5117     avg: 5445.3     median: 5369 (11%)     max: 5850 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M2000
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M6100
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M2000
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M6100
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M2000
Standard 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M4100
Standard 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M6100
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
10.9 fps (4%)
56.2 fps (21%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
8.6 fps (5%)
48.8 fps (28%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
9.9 fps (4%)
15.6 fps (7%)
72 fps (31%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M2000
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6100
Tcvis 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M2000
Tcvis 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Tcvis 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6100
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M2000
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6100
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M2000
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6100
Maya 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M2000
Maya 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Maya 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6100
Lightwave 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M2000
Lightwave 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Lightwave 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6100
Ensight 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M2000
Ensight 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Ensight 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6100
Catia 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M2000
Catia 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Catia 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6100
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M4100
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M6100
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M4100
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M6100
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M4100
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M6100
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M4100
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M6100
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M4100
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M6100
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M4100
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M6100
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M4100
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M6100
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M4100
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M6100
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
6.1 points (87%)
6.7 points (96%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
6.1 points (87%)
6.7 points (96%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + AMD FirePro M2000
Shading 32Bit + AMD FirePro M4100
Shading 32Bit + AMD FirePro M6100
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + AMD FirePro M2000
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD FirePro M4100
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD FirePro M6100
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD FirePro M4100
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD FirePro M6100
Ref. Match 64Bit + AMD FirePro M4100
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
101 fps (18%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
59.9 fps (16%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
187 Samples/s (4%)
598 Samples/s (11%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
306 Samples/s (3%)
1084 Samples/s (10%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
3355 Points (12%)

Average Benchmarks AMD FirePro M2000 → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD FirePro M4100 → 119%

Average Benchmarks AMD FirePro M6100 → 381%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

low 1024x768
FirePro M6100:
283  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
135  fps
high 1920x1080
FirePro M6100:
94  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M6100:
48  fps
FirePro M6100:
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Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
FirePro M6100:
68  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
62  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
54  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M6100:
26.6  fps
FirePro M6100:
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low 1024x768
FirePro M4100:
45  fps
FirePro M6100:
182  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
152  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
118  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M4100:
6  fps
FirePro M6100:
23  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
FirePro M6100:
»
low 1280x720
FirePro M6100:
103  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M6100:
45  fps
FirePro M6100:
»
low 1024x768
FirePro M4100:
21  fps
FirePro M6100:
57  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
48  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
34  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M6100:
16  fps
FirePro M4100:
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FirePro M6100:
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GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
FirePro M4100:
83  fps
FirePro M6100:
203  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
133  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
121  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M4100:
13  fps
FirePro M6100:
49.5  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
FirePro M6100:
»
low 1024x768
FirePro M4100:
35  fps
FirePro M6100:
116  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
91  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
49  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M4100:
8  fps
FirePro M6100:
27  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
FirePro M6100:
»
low 1280x720
FirePro M6100:
230  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
112  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
94  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M4100:
9  fps
FirePro M6100:
34  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
FirePro M6100:
»
low 1024x768
FirePro M4100:
59  fps
FirePro M6100:
295  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
119  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
81  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M4100:
9  fps
FirePro M6100:
45  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
FirePro M6100:
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Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3

2012
low 1024x768
FirePro M4100:
39  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M4100:
5  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
52  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
42  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M6100:
31  fps
FirePro M6100:
»
low 1024x768
FirePro M4100:
26  fps
FirePro M6100:
77  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
72  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
50  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M4100:
8  fps
FirePro M6100:
26  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
FirePro M6100:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M2000:
89  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M2000:
11  fps
FirePro M2000:
»
F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
FirePro M6100:
185  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
156  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
138  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M6100:
115  fps
FirePro M6100:
»
low 1024x768
FirePro M4100:
37  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M4100:
19  fps
FirePro M4100:
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Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2

2012
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M2000:
101  fps
123%
FirePro M6100:
124  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
118  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M2000:
42  fps
250%
FirePro M6100:
105  fps
FirePro M2000:
»
FirePro M6100:
»
low 1024x768
FirePro M6100:
168  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
123  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
67  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M6100:
22.5  fps
FirePro M6100:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M2000:
88  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M2000:
11  fps
FirePro M2000:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M2000:
71  fps
135%
FirePro M4100:
96  fps
461%
FirePro M6100:
327  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
218  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
176  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M2000:
24  fps
88%
FirePro M4100:
21  fps
517%
FirePro M6100:
124  fps
FirePro M2000:
»
FirePro M4100:
»
FirePro M6100:
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Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M2000:
63  fps
54%
FirePro M4100:
34  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M2000:
8  fps
100%
FirePro M4100:
8  fps
FirePro M2000:
»
FirePro M4100:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M2000:
68  fps
331%
FirePro M6100:
225  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M2000:
51  fps
376%
FirePro M6100:
192  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M2000:
24  fps
408%
FirePro M6100:
98  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M2000:
10  fps
540%
FirePro M6100:
54  fps
FirePro M2000:
»
FirePro M6100:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M2000:
87  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M2000:
11  fps
FirePro M2000:
»
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M2000:
141  fps
199%
FirePro M6100:
281  fps
med. 1280x720
100%
FirePro M2000:
26  fps
415%
FirePro M6100:
108  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M2000:
12  fps
367%
FirePro M6100:
44  fps
FirePro M2000:
»
FirePro M6100:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M2000:
176  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M2000:
12  fps
FirePro M2000:
»
low 800x600
100%
FirePro M2000:
49  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
FirePro M2000:
28  fps
high 1600x900
100%
FirePro M2000:
9  fps
FirePro M2000:
»
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M2000:
207  fps
ultra 1280x1024
100%
FirePro M2000:
25  fps
FirePro M2000:
»
Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
100%
FirePro M2000:
219  fps
182%
FirePro M4100:
398  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
FirePro M2000:
93  fps
248%
FirePro M4100:
231  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
FirePro M2000:
55  fps
191%
FirePro M4100:
105  fps
FirePro M2000:
»
FirePro M4100:
»
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

2005
high 1024x768
100%
FirePro M2000:
217  fps
FirePro M2000:
»
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
FirePro M2000:
98  fps
278%
FirePro M4100:
272  fps
361%
FirePro M6100:
354  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
FirePro M2000:
57  fps
289%
FirePro M4100:
165  fps
495%
FirePro M6100:
282  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
FirePro M2000:
18  fps
161%
FirePro M4100:
29  fps
650%
FirePro M6100:
117  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M4100:
12  fps
FirePro M6100:
57  fps
FirePro M2000:
»
FirePro M4100:
»
FirePro M6100:
»

Average Gaming AMD FirePro M2000 → 100%

Average Gaming AMD FirePro M4100 → 173%

Average Gaming AMD FirePro M6100 → 392%

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