AMD FirePro W4170M vs AMD FirePro W5170M

AMD FirePro W4170M

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The AMD FirePro W4170M is a professional workstation graphics card for laptops. It is based on the same Mars chip as the AMD Radeon HD 8790M and similarly clocked. Therefore, the GPU takes position in the mid-range of mobile laptop graphics cards as of 2013. Thanks to its optimized drivers, the W4170M offers a very good performance in professional 3D applications like CAD, while the gaming performance is similar to a Nvidia GeForce GT 750M.

The AMD FirePro M4100 series is based on the GCN architecture and therefore supports DirectX 11.2. The 384 shader cores can also be used with OpenCL as 6 compute units.

The AMD FirePro W4170M was first announced in the Dell Precision M2800 which is remarkably similar to the Dell Latitude E6540 (see our review) that offers a AMD Radeon HD 8790M.

AMD FirePro W5170M

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The AMD FirePro W5170M is a high-end graphics card for mobile workstations. It is based on the same chip as the AMD Radeon R9 M370X, but it is higher clocked.

The FirePro series offers certified drivers that are optimized for stability and performance in professional applications like CAD or DCC. OpenGL performance, for example, should be significantly better compared to GeForce graphics cards of similar specifications.

AMD FirePro W4170MAMD FirePro W5170M
ManufacturerAMDAMD
FirePro W Series
FirePro W7170M (compare) 2048 @ 723 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
FirePro W5170M 640 @ 925 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro W5130M (compare) 512 @ 925 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro W4170M 384 @ 850 - 900 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro W4190M (compare) 384 @ 825 - 900 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro W7170M (compare) 2048 @ 723 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
FirePro W5170M 640 @ 925 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro W5130M (compare) 512 @ 925 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro W4170M 384 @ 850 - 900 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro W4190M (compare) 384 @ 825 - 900 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
CodenameMars XTX?
ArchitectureGCNGCN
384 - 640 -
Core850 - 900 (Boost) MHz925 (Boost) MHz
Memory4000 MHz4500 MHz
Bus128 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory2048 MB2048 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 11.2, 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 12_0), 5.0
Transistors900 Million
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesApp Acceleration, PowerPlay, PowerTune, ZeroCore, Enduro, PCI Express 3.0 x16DirectX 12, OpenCL 1.2, OpenGL 4.3, Vulkan, Mantle, Eyefinity, Enduro, App Acceleration, HD3D
Size
Introduced16.11.2012 02.10.2015
Manufacturerhttp://www.amd.com/us/products/workstati...http://www.amd.com/en-us/products/graphi...

3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
112381 Points (15%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
10501 Points (17%)
14139 Points (23%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
12506 Points (7%)
19095 Points (10%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
1694 Points (6%)
2736 Points (10%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
1766 Points (4%)
2909 Points (7%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
93515 Points (12%)
144473 Points (19%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
2629 points (8%)
4564 points (13%)
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
2315 points (5%)
4197 points (8%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro W4170M
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
22.4 fps (8%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
17.6 fps (10%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
31.1 fps (14%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro W4170M
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro W5170M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro W4170M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro W5170M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro W4170M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro W5170M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro W4170M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro W5170M
Maya 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro W4170M
Maya 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro W5170M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro W4170M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro W5170M
Ensight 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro W4170M
Ensight 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro W5170M
Catia 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro W4170M
Catia 1920x1080 + AMD FirePro W5170M
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro W4170M
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro W4170M
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro W4170M
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro W4170M
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro W4170M
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro W4170M
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro W4170M
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + AMD FirePro W4170M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
6.9 points (99%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
6.9 points (99%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + AMD FirePro W4170M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + AMD FirePro W4170M
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD FirePro W4170M
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD FirePro W5170M
Ref. Match 64Bit + AMD FirePro W4170M
Ref. Match 64Bit + AMD FirePro W5170M
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
256 Samples/s (5%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
462 Samples/s (4%)

Average Benchmarks AMD FirePro W4170M → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD FirePro W5170M → 144%

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

med. 1366x768
FirePro W5170M:
45  fps
high 1920x1080
FirePro W5170M:
24  fps
FirePro W5170M:
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med. 1366x768
FirePro W5170M:
31  fps
high 1920x1080
FirePro W5170M:
14.8  fps
FirePro W5170M:
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Thief

Thief

2014
med. 1366x768
FirePro W5170M:
43.8  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro W5170M:
37.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro W5170M:
20  fps
FirePro W5170M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
86  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
67  fps
170%
FirePro W5170M:
113.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
55.2  fps
180%
FirePro W5170M:
99.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W4170M:
9  fps
182%
FirePro W5170M:
16.4  fps
FirePro W4170M:
»
FirePro W5170M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
38.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
31.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
19.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W4170M:
7.3  fps
FirePro W4170M:
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GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
112  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
87  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
62  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W4170M:
19  fps
FirePro W4170M:
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low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
65.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
45.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
23.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W4170M:
11.3  fps
FirePro W4170M:
»
low 1280x720
100%
FirePro W4170M:
108  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
56  fps
170%
FirePro W5170M:
95.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
49  fps
165%
FirePro W5170M:
80.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W4170M:
17  fps
169%
FirePro W5170M:
28.7  fps
FirePro W4170M:
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FirePro W5170M:
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SimCity

SimCity

2013
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
93  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
39  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
28  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W4170M:
18  fps
FirePro W4170M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
131  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
61  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
42  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W4170M:
11  fps
FirePro W4170M:
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Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3

2012
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
63  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
43  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
17  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W4170M:
8  fps
FirePro W4170M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
45  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
41  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
32  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W4170M:
18  fps
FirePro W4170M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
106  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
65  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
48  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W4170M:
21  fps
FirePro W4170M:
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Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2

2012
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
115  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
98  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W4170M:
83  fps
FirePro W4170M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
106.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
77.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
34.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W4170M:
5  fps
FirePro W4170M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
147  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
89  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
76  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W4170M:
52  fps
FirePro W4170M:
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Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
158  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
71  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
43  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W4170M:
20  fps
FirePro W4170M:
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Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
222  fps
med. 1280x720
100%
FirePro W4170M:
44.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W4170M:
17.5  fps
FirePro W4170M:
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Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
med. 1024x768
FirePro W5170M:
102.7  fps
high 1360x768
FirePro W5170M:
88.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro W5170M:
55.5  fps
FirePro W5170M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
271  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
84  fps
high 1360x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
47  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W4170M:
25  fps
FirePro W4170M:
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Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
100%
FirePro W4170M:
430  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
204  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
FirePro W4170M:
162  fps
FirePro W4170M:
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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
FirePro W4170M:
321  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
FirePro W4170M:
237  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
FirePro W4170M:
61  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W4170M:
30  fps
FirePro W4170M:
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Average Gaming AMD FirePro W5170M → 173%

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