AMD FirePro M4100 vs AMD FirePro M4000

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 M4000

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The AMD FirePro M4000 is a 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 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 M4000.

The integrated 512 Stream processors of the FirePro M4000 are based on the new GCN-architecture. 

The gaming performance should be slightly faster than the Radeon HD 7750M. Overall, the card is able to run modern games (2012) in medium details and HD resolution fluently.

The FirePro M4000 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 M4000 should be best suited for notebooks 15 inches or greater.

AMD FirePro M4100AMD FirePro M4000
ManufacturerAMDAMD
FirePro M Series
FirePro M6100 (compare) 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 512 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M4100 384 @ 670 MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro M5950 (compare) 480 @ 725 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
FirePro M2000 (compare) 480 @ 500 MHz64 Bit @ 3200 MHz
FirePro M6100 (compare) 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 512 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M4100 384 @ 670 MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro M5950 (compare) 480 @ 725 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
FirePro M2000 (compare) 480 @ 500 MHz64 Bit @ 3200 MHz
ArchitectureGCNGCN
384 - 512 -
Core670 MHz600 MHz
Memory4000 MHz4500 MHz
Bus128 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory2048 MB2048 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_1), 5.0DirectX 11, 5.0
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesAMD App Acceleration, AMD PowerPlay power management technology, AMD PowerTune technology, AMD ZeroCore Power technology, AMD Enduro technologyOpenCL 1.2, 32 TMUs, 16 ROPs
Size
Introduced01.10.2013 01.07.2012
Manufacturerhttp://www.amd.com/us/products/workstati...
CodenameCape Verde GLM
Transistors1500 Million

3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
5125 Points (8%)
7729 Points (13%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
6297 Points (3%)
12587 Points (7%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
815 Points (3%)
1617 Points (6%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
857 Points (2%)
1713 Points (4%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
35702 Points (5%)
94767 Points (13%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
1921 points (5%)
min: 2154     avg: 2186     median: 2186 (6%)     max: 2218 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
1728 points (3%)
min: 1935     avg: 1981     median: 1981 (4%)     max: 2027 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M4000
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M4000
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
24574 Points (46%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M4100
Standard 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M4000
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
10.9 fps (4%)
21.3 fps (8%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
8.6 fps (5%)
17.7 fps (10%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
15.6 fps (7%)
min: 28     avg: 29.5     median: 29 (13%)     max: 30 fps
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4000
Tcvis 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Tcvis 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4000
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4000
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4000
Maya 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Maya 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4000
Lightwave 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Lightwave 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4000
Ensight 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Ensight 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4000
Catia 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Catia 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4000
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M4100
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M4100
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M4100
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M4100
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M4100
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M4100
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M4100
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M4100
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
6.7 points (96%)
7.2 points (103%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
6.7 points (96%)
7.2 points (103%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + AMD FirePro M4100
Shading 32Bit + AMD FirePro M4000
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + AMD FirePro M4100
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD FirePro M4000
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD FirePro M4100
Ref. Match 64Bit + AMD FirePro M4100
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
187 Samples/s (4%)
270 Samples/s (5%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
306 Samples/s (3%)
470 Samples/s (4%)

Average Benchmarks AMD FirePro M4100 → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD FirePro M4000 → 145%

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

low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
45  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
6  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
21  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
83  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
13  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
35  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
8  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
low 1280x720
FirePro M4000:
105  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
56  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
44  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
9  fps
144%
FirePro M4000:
13  fps
FirePro M4100:
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FirePro M4000:
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low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
59  fps
105%
FirePro M4000:
62  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
23.5  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
16.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
9  fps
90%
FirePro M4000:
8.1  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
FirePro M4000:
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Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3

2012
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
39  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
5  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
26  fps
125%
FirePro M4000:
32.4  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
23.5  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
15  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
8  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
FirePro M4000:
»
low 1024x768
FirePro M4000:
95  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
47  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
38  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M4000:
23  fps
FirePro M4000:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
37  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
19  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2

2012
low 1024x768
FirePro M4000:
96  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
89  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M4000:
87  fps
FirePro M4000:
»
low 1024x768
FirePro M4000:
82  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
51  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
40  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M4000:
19  fps
FirePro M4000:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
96  fps
142%
FirePro M4000:
129 142.9 ~ 136 fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
81.3 93 ~ 87 fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
56.7 81 ~ 69 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
21  fps
224%
FirePro M4000:
40.4 53 ~ 47 fps
FirePro M4100:
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FirePro M4000:
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Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
34  fps
400%
FirePro M4000:
125 147.9 ~ 136 fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
51 73.3 ~ 62 fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
33 43.6 ~ 38 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
8  fps
238%
FirePro M4000:
17 20.9 ~ 19 fps
FirePro M4100:
»
FirePro M4000:
»
low 1024x768
FirePro M4000:
57.4  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
41.1  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
33  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M4000:
14.2  fps
FirePro M4000:
»
low 1024x768
FirePro M4000:
121  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
105  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
52  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M4000:
25  fps
FirePro M4000:
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Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
FirePro M4000:
111  fps
med. 1280x720
FirePro M4000:
21  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M4000:
9  fps
FirePro M4000:
»
low 1024x768
FirePro M4000:
158  fps
med. 1360x768
FirePro M4000:
70  fps
high 1360x768
FirePro M4000:
62  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M4000:
34  fps
FirePro M4000:
»
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
FirePro M4000:
287  fps
ultra 1280x1024
FirePro M4000:
64  fps
FirePro M4000:
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Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
100%
FirePro M4100:
398  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
231  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
FirePro M4100:
105  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
FirePro M4100:
272  fps
91%
FirePro M4000:
248  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
165  fps
115%
FirePro M4000:
189  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
FirePro M4100:
29  fps
197%
FirePro M4000:
57  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
12  fps
200%
FirePro M4000:
24  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
FirePro M4000:
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Average Gaming AMD FirePro M4000 → 172%

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