AMD FirePro M4100 vs AMD FirePro M6100

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 M4100AMD FirePro M6100
ManufacturerAMDAMD
FirePro M Series
FirePro M6100 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 (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 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 (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 - 768 -
Core670 MHz1100 MHz
Memory4000 MHz6000 MHz
Bus128 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory2048 MB2048 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_1), 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 12_0), 5.0
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesAMD 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
Introduced01.10.2013 01.10.2013
Manufacturerhttp://www.amd.com/us/products/workstati...http://www.amd.com/de-de/products/graphi...
CodenameBonaire
Transistors2080 Million

3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
5125 Points (8%)
min: 13751     avg: 14975     median: 14975 (24%)     max: 16199 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
6297 Points (3%)
min: 24103     avg: 25342     median: 25342 (14%)     max: 26581 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
815 Points (3%)
min: 3308     avg: 3476     median: 3476 (13%)     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
1921 points (5%)
min: 5446     avg: 5750.7     median: 5639 (16%)     max: 6167 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
1728 points (3%)
min: 5117     avg: 5445.3     median: 5369 (11%)     max: 5850 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M6100
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M6100
3DMark 06 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
15.6 fps (7%)
72 fps (32%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6100
Tcvis 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Tcvis 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6100
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6100
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6100
Maya 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Maya 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6100
Lightwave 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Lightwave 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6100
Ensight 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4100
Ensight 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6100
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
6.7 points (96%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
6.7 points (96%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + AMD FirePro M4100
Shading 32Bit + AMD FirePro M6100
Cinebench R11.5 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 M4100 → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD FirePro M6100 → 312%

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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:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
45  fps
404%
FirePro M6100:
182  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
152  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
118  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
6  fps
383%
FirePro M6100:
23  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
FirePro M6100:
»
low 1280x720
FirePro M6100:
103  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M6100:
45  fps
FirePro M6100:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
21  fps
271%
FirePro M6100:
57  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
48  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
34  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M6100:
16  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
FirePro M6100:
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GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
83  fps
245%
FirePro M6100:
203  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
133  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
121  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
13  fps
381%
FirePro M6100:
49.5  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
FirePro M6100:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
35  fps
331%
FirePro M6100:
116  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
91  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
49  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
8  fps
338%
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
100%
FirePro M4100:
9  fps
378%
FirePro M6100:
34  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
FirePro M6100:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
59  fps
500%
FirePro M6100:
295  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
119  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
81  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
9  fps
500%
FirePro M6100:
45  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
FirePro M6100:
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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:
»
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
52  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
42  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M6100:
31  fps
FirePro M6100:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
26  fps
296%
FirePro M6100:
77  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
72  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
50  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
8  fps
325%
FirePro M6100:
26  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
FirePro M6100:
»
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
100%
FirePro M4100:
37  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
19  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2

2012
low 1024x768
FirePro M6100:
124  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
118  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M6100:
105  fps
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 M4100:
96  fps
341%
FirePro M6100:
327  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
218  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
176  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
21  fps
590%
FirePro M6100:
124  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
FirePro M6100:
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Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
34  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
8  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
low 1024x768
FirePro M6100:
225  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
192  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M6100:
98  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M6100:
54  fps
FirePro M6100:
»
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
FirePro M6100:
281  fps
med. 1280x720
FirePro M6100:
108  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M6100:
44  fps
FirePro M6100:
»
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:
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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
FirePro M4100:
272  fps
130%
FirePro M6100:
354  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
FirePro M4100:
165  fps
171%
FirePro M6100:
282  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
FirePro M4100:
29  fps
403%
FirePro M6100:
117  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M4100:
12  fps
475%
FirePro M6100:
57  fps
FirePro M4100:
»
FirePro M6100:
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Average Gaming AMD FirePro M4100 → 100%

Average Gaming AMD FirePro M6100 → 359%

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