AMD FirePro M6000 vs AMD FirePro M4000

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 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 M6000AMD 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 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 (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 (compare) 640 @ 725 - 775 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M4000 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 - 512 -
Core750 MHz600 MHz
Memory4500 MHz4500 MHz
Bus128 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory2048 MB2048 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 11.1, 5.0DirectX 11, 5.0
Transistors1500 Million1500 Million
Technology28 nm28 nm
Size
Introduced01.07.2012 01.07.2012
CodenameCape Verde GLM
FeaturesOpenCL 1.2, 32 TMUs, 16 ROPs

3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
7729 Points (12%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
12587 Points (7%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
1617 Points (6%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
1713 Points (4%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
94767 Points (13%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
2726 points (8%)
min: 2154     avg: 2186     median: 2186 (6%)     max: 2218 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
2422 points (5%)
min: 1935     avg: 1981     median: 1981 (4%)     max: 2027 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M6000
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M4000
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M6000
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M4000
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
24574 Points (46%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M6000
Standard 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M4000
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
21.3 fps (8%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
17.7 fps (10%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
36.1 fps (15%)
min: 28     avg: 29.5     median: 29 (12%)     max: 30 fps
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4000
Tcvis 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
Tcvis 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4000
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4000
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4000
Maya 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
Maya 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4000
Lightwave 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
Lightwave 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4000
Ensight 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
Ensight 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4000
Catia 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M6000
Catia 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro M4000
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
6.4 points (91%)
7.2 points (103%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
6.4 points (91%)
7.2 points (103%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + AMD FirePro M6000
Shading 32Bit + AMD FirePro M4000
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + AMD FirePro M6000
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD FirePro M4000
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
270 Samples/s (5%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
470 Samples/s (4%)

Average Benchmarks AMD FirePro M6000 → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD FirePro M4000 → 108%

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

low 1280x720
FirePro M4000:
105  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
56  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
44  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M4000:
13  fps
FirePro M4000:
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low 1024x768
FirePro M4000:
62  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
23.5  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
16.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M4000:
8.1  fps
FirePro M4000:
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low 1024x768
FirePro M4000:
32.4  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
23.5  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M4000:
15  fps
FirePro M4000:
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low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
112  fps
85%
FirePro M4000:
95  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
56  fps
84%
FirePro M4000:
47  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
51  fps
75%
FirePro M4000:
38  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M6000:
33  fps
70%
FirePro M4000:
23  fps
FirePro M6000:
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FirePro M4000:
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F1 2012

F1 2012

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

Torchlight 2

2012
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
125  fps
77%
FirePro M4000:
96  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
116  fps
77%
FirePro M4000:
89  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M6000:
108  fps
81%
FirePro M4000:
87  fps
FirePro M6000:
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FirePro M4000:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
97  fps
85%
FirePro M4000:
82  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
90  fps
57%
FirePro M4000:
51  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
62  fps
65%
FirePro M4000:
40  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M6000:
27  fps
70%
FirePro M4000:
19  fps
FirePro M6000:
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FirePro M4000:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
172  fps
79%
FirePro M4000:
129 142.9 ~ 136 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
121  fps
72%
FirePro M4000:
81.3 93 ~ 87 fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
93  fps
74%
FirePro M4000:
56.7 81 ~ 69 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M6000:
69  fps
68%
FirePro M4000:
40.4 53 ~ 47 fps
FirePro M6000:
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FirePro M4000:
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Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
168  fps
81%
FirePro M4000:
125 147.9 ~ 136 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
74  fps
84%
FirePro M4000:
51 73.3 ~ 62 fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
43  fps
88%
FirePro M4000:
33 43.6 ~ 38 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M6000:
26  fps
73%
FirePro M4000:
17 20.9 ~ 19 fps
FirePro M6000:
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FirePro M4000:
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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:
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low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
169  fps
72%
FirePro M4000:
121  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
125  fps
84%
FirePro M4000:
105  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
58  fps
90%
FirePro M4000:
52  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M6000:
32  fps
78%
FirePro M4000:
25  fps
FirePro M6000:
»
FirePro M4000:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
98  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
53  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M6000:
39  fps
FirePro M6000:
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Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
291.8  fps
38%
FirePro M4000:
111  fps
med. 1280x720
100%
FirePro M6000:
61.8  fps
34%
FirePro M4000:
21  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M6000:
24.4  fps
37%
FirePro M4000:
9  fps
FirePro M6000:
»
FirePro M4000:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
152  fps
104%
FirePro M4000:
158  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
130  fps
54%
FirePro M4000:
70  fps
high 1360x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
78  fps
79%
FirePro M4000:
62  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M6000:
37  fps
92%
FirePro M4000:
34  fps
FirePro M6000:
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FirePro M4000:
»
low 800x600
100%
FirePro M6000:
132  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
71  fps
high 1600x900
100%
FirePro M6000:
58  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M6000:
18  fps
FirePro M6000:
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Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
319  fps
90%
FirePro M4000:
287  fps
ultra 1280x1024
100%
FirePro M6000:
65  fps
98%
FirePro M4000:
64  fps
FirePro M6000:
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FirePro M4000:
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Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
100%
FirePro M6000:
511  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
237  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
FirePro M6000:
142  fps
FirePro M6000:
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Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

2005
high 1024x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
261.7  fps
FirePro M6000:
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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
FirePro M6000:
212  fps
117%
FirePro M4000:
248  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
203  fps
93%
FirePro M4000:
189  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
FirePro M6000:
87  fps
66%
FirePro M4000:
57  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M4000:
24  fps
FirePro M6000:
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FirePro M4000:
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Average Gaming AMD FirePro M4000 → 76%

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