AMD FirePro M4100 vs AMD FirePro M6000

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 M6000

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The AMD FirePro M6000 is an upper 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 / 7800M 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 M6000.

The integrated 640 Stream processors of the FirePro M6000 are based on the new GCN-architecture. 

The gaming performance is somewhere between the Radeon HD 7850M and 7870M. Therefore, the card is able to run modern games (2013) in medium or high details and HD resolution fluently.

The FirePro M6000 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 M6000 is best suited for notebooks 15 inches or greater.

AMD FirePro M4100AMD FirePro M6000
ManufacturerAMDAMD
FirePro M Series
FirePro M6100 (compare) 768 @ 1100 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
FirePro M8900 (compare) 960 @ 680 MHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
FirePro M6000 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 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 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 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 - 640 -
Core670 MHz750 MHz
Memory4000 MHz4500 MHz
Bus128 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory2048 MB2048 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_1), 5.0DirectX 11.1, 5.0
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesAMD App Acceleration, AMD PowerPlay power management technology, AMD PowerTune technology, AMD ZeroCore Power technology, AMD Enduro technology
Size
Introduced01.10.2013 01.07.2012
Manufacturerhttp://www.amd.com/us/products/workstati...
Transistors1500 Million

3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
5125 Points (8%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
6297 Points (3%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
815 Points (3%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
857 Points (2%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
35702 Points (5%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
1921 points (5%)
2726 points (8%)
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
1728 points (3%)
2422 points (5%)
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M6000
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M6000
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M4100
Standard 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M6000
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
10.9 fps (4%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
8.6 fps (5%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
15.6 fps (7%)
36.1 fps (16%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
Tcvis 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Tcvis 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
Maya 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Maya 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
Lightwave 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Lightwave 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
Ensight 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Ensight 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
Catia 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Catia 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
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%)
6.4 points (91%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
6.7 points (96%)
6.4 points (91%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + AMD FirePro M4100
Shading 32Bit + AMD FirePro M6000
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + AMD FirePro M4100
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD FirePro M6000
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD FirePro M4100
Ref. Match 64Bit + AMD FirePro M4100
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
187 Samples/s (4%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
306 Samples/s (3%)

Average Benchmarks AMD FirePro M4100 → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD FirePro M6000 → 127%

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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:
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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:
»
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
9  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
59  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
9  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
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
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
8  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
low 1024x768
FirePro M6000:
112  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6000:
56  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6000:
51  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M6000:
33  fps
FirePro M6000:
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F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
FirePro M6000:
167  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6000:
122  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6000:
101  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M6000:
51  fps
FirePro M6000:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
37  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
19  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2

2012
low 1024x768
FirePro M6000:
125  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6000:
116  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M6000:
108  fps
FirePro M6000:
»
low 1024x768
FirePro M6000:
97  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6000:
90  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6000:
62  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M6000:
27  fps
FirePro M6000:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
96  fps
179%
FirePro M6000:
172  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6000:
121  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6000:
93  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
21  fps
329%
FirePro M6000:
69  fps
FirePro M4100:
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FirePro M6000:
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Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
34  fps
494%
FirePro M6000:
168  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6000:
74  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6000:
43  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
8  fps
325%
FirePro M6000:
26  fps
FirePro M4100:
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FirePro M6000:
»
low 1024x768
FirePro M6000:
169  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6000:
125  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6000:
58  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M6000:
32  fps
FirePro M6000:
»
low 1024x768
FirePro M6000:
98  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6000:
53  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M6000:
39  fps
FirePro M6000:
»
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
FirePro M6000:
291.8  fps
med. 1280x720
FirePro M6000:
61.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M6000:
24.4  fps
FirePro M6000:
»
low 1024x768
FirePro M6000:
152  fps
med. 1360x768
FirePro M6000:
130  fps
high 1360x768
FirePro M6000:
78  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M6000:
37  fps
FirePro M6000:
»
low 800x600
FirePro M6000:
132  fps
med. 1360x768
FirePro M6000:
71  fps
high 1600x900
FirePro M6000:
58  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M6000:
18  fps
FirePro M6000:
»
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
FirePro M6000:
319  fps
ultra 1280x1024
FirePro M6000:
65  fps
FirePro M6000:
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Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
100%
FirePro M4100:
398  fps
128%
FirePro M6000:
511  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
231  fps
103%
FirePro M6000:
237  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
FirePro M4100:
105  fps
135%
FirePro M6000:
142  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
FirePro M6000:
»
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

2005
high 1024x768
FirePro M6000:
261.7  fps
FirePro M6000:
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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
FirePro M4100:
272  fps
78%
FirePro M6000:
212  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
165  fps
123%
FirePro M6000:
203  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
FirePro M4100:
29  fps
300%
FirePro M6000:
87  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
12  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
FirePro M6000:
»

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Average Gaming AMD FirePro M6000 → 219%

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