AMD FirePro M5100 vs AMD FirePro M6000

AMD FirePro M5100

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The AMD FirePro M5100 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. Except for the certified drivers, the M5100 is more or less identical to the Radeon HD 8870M.

Architecture

The FirePro M5100 integrates 10 Compute Units based on the GCN architecture. Overall, the chip has 640 stream processors, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The memory of up to 2 GB GDDR5 is connected via an 128-bit interface. Just like the Radeon series, the FirePro M5100 offers features like Eyefinity, Enduro or PCIe 3.0. Presumably, AMD uses the Cape Verde graphics chip, but this has not yet been officially confirmed.

Performance

According to the clock rates of up to 775 MHz for the chip and 1125 MHz for the memory (4500 MHz effective, 72 GB/s), the 3D gaming performance will be slightly above the Nvidia Quadro K2100M or GeForce GT 750M with GDDR5 memory. Recent Games of 2014/2015 can thus be played fluently in medium to high details and a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

Power Consumption

The FirePro M5100 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 about 50 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 M5100AMD 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 640 @ 725 - 775 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M4000 (compare) 512 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M4100 (compare) 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 640 @ 725 - 775 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M4000 (compare) 512 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M4100 (compare) 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
640 - 640 -
Core725 - 775 (Boost) MHz750 MHz
Memory4500 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 Eyefinity multi-display technology, Up to 3 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 01.07.2012
Manufacturerhttp://www.amd.com/us/products/workstati...
Transistors1500 Million

3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 12526     avg: 12602.5     median: 12602 (20%)     max: 12679 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 16349     avg: 16784.5     median: 16784 (9%)     max: 17220 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 2197     avg: 2225     median: 2225 (8%)     max: 2253 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 2297     avg: 2327.5     median: 2327 (6%)     max: 2358 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 100463     avg: 126754     median: 126753 (17%)     max: 153044 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
3333 points (10%)
2726 points (8%)
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
2967 points (6%)
2422 points (5%)
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M5100
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M6000
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M5100
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M6000
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M5100
Standard 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M6000
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
min: 27     avg: 27.5     median: 27 (10%)     max: 28 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
min: 22     avg: 23.3     median: 23 (13%)     max: 23 fps
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 38     avg: 39.1     median: 39 (17%)     max: 39 fps
36.1 fps (15%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M5100
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
Tcvis 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M5100
Tcvis 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M5100
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M5100
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
Maya 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M5100
Maya 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
Lightwave 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M5100
Lightwave 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
Ensight 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M5100
Ensight 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
Catia 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M5100
Catia 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M5100
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M5100
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M5100
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M5100
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M5100
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M5100
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M5100
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro M5100
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
6.9 points (99%)
6.4 points (91%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
6.9 points (99%)
6.4 points (91%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + AMD FirePro M5100
Shading 32Bit + AMD FirePro M6000
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + AMD FirePro M5100
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD FirePro M6000
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD FirePro M5100
Ref. Match 64Bit + AMD FirePro M5100
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 353     avg: 364     median: 364 (7%)     max: 375 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 641     avg: 658     median: 658 (6%)     max: 675 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
2051 Points (7%)

Average Benchmarks AMD FirePro M5100 → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD FirePro M6000 → 80%

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

low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
44  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
25  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M5100:
17  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M5100:
10  fps
FirePro M5100:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
213  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
101  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M5100:
44  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M5100:
26  fps
FirePro M5100:
»
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
33.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
23  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
20  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M5100:
18  fps
FirePro M5100:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
118  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
90  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
76  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M5100:
12  fps
FirePro M5100:
»
low 1280x720
100%
FirePro M5100:
102  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
98  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
42  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M5100:
25  fps
FirePro M5100:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
49  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
42  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
24  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M5100:
9  fps
FirePro M5100:
»
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
162  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
115  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
86  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M5100:
55  fps
FirePro M5100:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
85  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
61  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
42  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M5100:
19.6  fps
FirePro M5100:
»
low 1280x720
100%
FirePro M5100:
80  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
73  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
62  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M5100:
21  fps
FirePro M5100:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
172  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
82  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
57  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M5100:
26  fps
FirePro M5100:
»
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
47  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
44  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M5100:
19  fps
FirePro M5100:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
79  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
68  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
34  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M5100:
16  fps
FirePro M5100:
»
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:
»
F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
182  fps
92%
FirePro M6000:
167  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
149  fps
82%
FirePro M6000:
122  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
137  fps
74%
FirePro M6000:
101  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M5100:
72  fps
71%
FirePro M6000:
51  fps
FirePro M5100:
»
FirePro M6000:
»
Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2

2012
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
130  fps
96%
FirePro M6000:
125  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
125  fps
93%
FirePro M6000:
116  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M5100:
107  fps
101%
FirePro M6000:
108  fps
FirePro M5100:
»
FirePro M6000:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
143  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
108  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
47  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M5100:
13  fps
FirePro M5100:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
107  fps
91%
FirePro M6000:
97  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
94  fps
96%
FirePro M6000:
90  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
78  fps
79%
FirePro M6000:
62  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M5100:
27  fps
100%
FirePro M6000:
27  fps
FirePro M5100:
»
FirePro M6000:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
195  fps
88%
FirePro M6000:
172  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
134  fps
90%
FirePro M6000:
121  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
105  fps
89%
FirePro M6000:
93  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M5100:
67  fps
103%
FirePro M6000:
69  fps
FirePro M5100:
»
FirePro M6000:
»
Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
75  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
34  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M5100:
19  fps
FirePro M5100:
»
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
199  fps
84%
FirePro M6000:
168  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
91  fps
81%
FirePro M6000:
74  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
54  fps
80%
FirePro M6000:
43  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M5100:
25  fps
104%
FirePro M6000:
26  fps
FirePro M5100:
»
FirePro M6000:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
188  fps
90%
FirePro M6000:
169  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
150  fps
83%
FirePro M6000:
125  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
72  fps
81%
FirePro M6000:
58  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M5100:
35  fps
91%
FirePro M6000:
32  fps
FirePro M5100:
»
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:
»
Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
FirePro M6000:
511  fps
med. 1024x768
FirePro M6000:
237  fps
high 1280x1024
FirePro M6000:
142  fps
FirePro M6000:
»
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

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

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
FirePro M5100:
382  fps
55%
FirePro M6000:
212  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
FirePro M5100:
248  fps
82%
FirePro M6000:
203  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
FirePro M5100:
79  fps
110%
FirePro M6000:
87  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M5100:
34  fps
FirePro M5100:
»
FirePro M6000:
»

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Average Gaming AMD FirePro M6000 → 88%

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