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AMD FirePro M6000 vs AMD FirePro M5950

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 M5950

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The AMD FirePro M5950 is an upper middle-class mobile workstation graphics card with DirectX 11 support. It is based on the Whistler architecture found in the Radeon HD 6600M/6700M series. The clock rates and GDDR5 memory are identical to that of the Radeon HD 6770M.

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 M5950.

The integrated 480 Stream processors of the FirePro M5950 are based on the "old" 5D architecture similar to that of the Radeon 5000 series. Due to the different architecture, the core count is not directly comparable to the 1D cores found in current Nvidia GPUs. General tessellation performance of the M5950 should be similar to the desktop 6800 series.

The Stream processors can be used with DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.1, DirectCompute 11 and OpenCL. The latter two frameworks allow the M5950 to process general computations.

The theoretical performance is similar to its consumer counterpart, the Radeon HD 6770M. However, due to the professional drivers, games may generally run a bit slower.  The 6770M is able to run modern games in medium-high settings and resolutions fluently (see benchmarks on the HD 6770M page or below).

The professional performance in SPECviewperf 11 positions the M5950 between the Quadro 1000M (10% slower) and the Nvidia Quadro 2000M (about 20% faster).

The UVD3 video decoder supports the decoding of MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, Flash and now also Multi-View Codec (MVC) and MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, xVid) HD videos on the graphics card.

Furthermore, the FirePro M5950 integrates a HD audio controller to transmit HD Audio (TrueHD or DTS Master Audio) over HDMI and DisplayPort (e.g. für Blu-Ray videos).

The AMD HD3D Technology offers support for Blu-Ray 3D and 3D displays, both integrated and external. The solution, however, is not as mature as Nvidia's 3D Vision with regards to drivers and general software support.

Thanks to Eyefinity, the M5950 graphics chip is able to theoretically drive up to 5 monitors simultaneously. Note that this will only work if the laptop features enough DisplayPort outputs to begin with.

The power consumption of the M5950 chip should be similar to the Radeon HD 6770M (~30 Watts). As a result, the graphics card can usually be found in 15" or larger laptops with adequate cooling solutions.

AMD FirePro M6000AMD FirePro M5950
ManufacturerAMDAMD
FirePro M Series
FirePro M6100 compare 768 @ 1.1 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
FirePro M8900 compare 960 @ 0.68 GHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
FirePro M6000 640 @ 0.75 GHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M5100 compare 640 @ 0.73 - 0.78 GHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M4000 compare 512 @ 0.6 GHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M4100 compare 384 @ 0.67 GHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro M5950 480 @ 0.73 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
FirePro M2000 compare 480 @ 0.5 GHz64 Bit @ 3200 MHz
FirePro M6100 compare 768 @ 1.1 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
FirePro M8900 compare 960 @ 0.68 GHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
FirePro M6000 640 @ 0.75 GHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M5100 compare 640 @ 0.73 - 0.78 GHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M4000 compare 512 @ 0.6 GHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro M4100 compare 384 @ 0.67 GHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro M5950 480 @ 0.73 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
FirePro M2000 compare 480 @ 0.5 GHz64 Bit @ 3200 MHz
ArchitectureGCNTerascale 2
Pipelines640 - unified480 - unified
Core Speed750 MHz725 MHz
Memory Speed4500 MHz900 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB1024 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Transistors1500 Million715 Million
technology28 nm40 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sizedmedium sized
Date of Announcement01.07.2012 13.04.2011
CodenameWhistler-XT
FeaturesOpenCL 1.1, Type A MXM
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/us/products/workstati...

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
2726 Points (6%)
1500 Points (4%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
2422 Points (4%)
1350 Points (2%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD FirePro M6000
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
10744 Points (11%)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD FirePro M5950
6257 Points (6%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD FirePro M6000
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
9070 Points (8%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD FirePro M5950
5560 Points (5%)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
31792 Points (17%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
19971 Points (29%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M6000
3DMark 06
17152 Points (32%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro M5950
10592 Points (20%)
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + AMD FirePro M5950
3DMark 06
7137 (13%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
36.1 fps (7%)
17.9 fps (3%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + AMD FirePro M6000
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 snx-01
25.4 fps (18%)
specvp11 snx-01 + AMD FirePro M5950
19.6 fps (14%)
specvp11 tcvis-02 + AMD FirePro M6000
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 tcvis-02
9.2 fps (15%)
specvp11 tcvis-02 + AMD FirePro M5950
16.5 fps (28%)
specvp11 sw-02 + AMD FirePro M6000
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 sw-02
43.1 fps (52%)
specvp11 sw-02 + AMD FirePro M5950
38.9 fps (47%)
specvp11 proe-05 + AMD FirePro M6000
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 proe-05
2.6 fps (11%)
specvp11 proe-05 + AMD FirePro M5950
4.7 fps (19%)
specvp11 maya-03 + AMD FirePro M6000
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 maya-03
51.3 fps (39%)
specvp11 maya-03 + AMD FirePro M5950
49.3 fps (37%)
specvp11 lightwave-01 + AMD FirePro M6000
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 lightwave-01
44 fps (47%)
specvp11 lightwave-01 + AMD FirePro M5950
48.6 fps (52%)
specvp11 ensight-04 + AMD FirePro M6000
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 ensight-04
25 fps (12%)
specvp11 ensight-04 + AMD FirePro M5950
15.5 fps (7%)
specvp11 catia-03 + AMD FirePro M6000
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 catia-03
14.9 fps (18%)
specvp11 catia-03 + AMD FirePro M5950
16.8 fps (20%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
6.4 Points (81%)
6.7 Points (85%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
6.4 Points (81%)
6.7 Points (85%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD FirePro M6000
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
10283 (49%)
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD FirePro M5950
7975 (38%)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD FirePro M6000
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
68.3 fps (29%)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD FirePro M5950
50.1 fps (21%)

Average Benchmarks AMD FirePro M6000 → 100% n=18

Average Benchmarks AMD FirePro M5950 → 89% n=18

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
112  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
56  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
51  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M6000:
33  fps
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
Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2

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

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
168  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
74  fps
61%
FirePro M5950:
45.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
43  fps
68%
FirePro M5950:
29.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M6000:
26  fps
58%
FirePro M5950:
15  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M5950:
43.5  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M5950:
30.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M5950:
16  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro M5950:
29.5  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M5950:
23.1  fps
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
169  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
125  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
58  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M6000:
32  fps
Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
med. 1024x768
FirePro M5950:
167  fps
high 1360x768
FirePro M5950:
104.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M5950:
64.3  fps
F1 2011

F1 2011

2011
med. 1024x768
FirePro M5950:
65  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M5950:
55  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M5950:
20  fps
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
98  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
53  fps
91%
FirePro M5950:
48.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M6000:
39  fps
55%
FirePro M5950:
21.6  fps
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
med. 1024x768
FirePro M5950:
82.4  fps
high 1360x768
FirePro M5950:
56.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M5950:
18.2  fps
Crysis 2

Crysis 2

2011
med. 1024x768
FirePro M5950:
64.9  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro M5950:
48.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M5950:
16  fps
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
291.8  fps
med. 1280x720
100%
FirePro M6000:
61.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M6000:
24.4  fps
med. 1024x768
FirePro M5950:
75.7  fps
high 1360x768
FirePro M5950:
63.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M5950:
43.8  fps
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
med. 1024x768
FirePro M5950:
55.3  fps
high 1360x768
FirePro M5950:
46.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro M5950:
28.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
152  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
130  fps
52%
FirePro M5950:
67.4  fps
high 1360x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
78  fps
61%
FirePro M5950:
47.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M6000:
37  fps
80%
FirePro M5950:
29.7  fps
low 800x600
100%
FirePro M6000:
132  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
71  fps
64%
FirePro M5950:
45.7  fps
high 1600x900
100%
FirePro M6000:
58  fps
42%
FirePro M5950:
24.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro M6000:
18  fps
48%
FirePro M5950:
8.7  fps
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
319  fps
ultra 1280x1024
100%
FirePro M6000:
65  fps
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
World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
FirePro M5950:
96  fps
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

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

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
FirePro M6000:
212  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
FirePro M6000:
203  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
FirePro M6000:
87  fps

Average Gaming AMD FirePro M6000 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming AMD FirePro M5950 → 62%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 66%

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