AMD FirePro W5170M vs AMD FirePro W4170M

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 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 W5170MAMD FirePro W4170M
ManufacturerAMDAMD
FirePro W Series
FirePro W7170M compare 2048 @ 0.72 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
FirePro W5170M 640 @ 0.93 GHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro W5130M compare 512 @ 0.93 GHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro W4170M 384 @ 0.85 - 0.9 GHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro W4190M compare 384 @ 0.83 - 0.9 GHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro W7170M compare 2048 @ 0.72 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
FirePro W5170M 640 @ 0.93 GHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro W5130M compare 512 @ 0.93 GHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro W4170M 384 @ 0.85 - 0.9 GHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro W4190M compare 384 @ 0.83 - 0.9 GHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
ArchitectureGCNGCN
Pipelines640 - unified384 - unified
Core Speed925 (Boost) MHz850 - 900 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed4500 MHz4000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB2048 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0), Shader 5.0DirectX 11.2, Shader 5.0
technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesDirectX 12, OpenCL 1.2, OpenGL 4.3, Vulkan, Mantle, Eyefinity, Enduro, App Acceleration, HD3DApp Acceleration, PowerPlay, PowerTune, ZeroCore, Enduro, PCI Express 3.0 x16
Notebook Sizelargemedium sized
Date of Announcement02.10.2015 16.11.2012
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/en-us/products/graphi...http://www.amd.com/us/products/workstati...
CodenameMars XTX?
Transistors900 Million

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - FirePro W5170M
15 pt (16%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - FirePro W4170M
9.4 pt (10%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
112381 Points (15%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
14139 Points (19%)
10501 Points (14%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
19095 Points (9%)
12506 Points (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
2736 Points (7%)
1694 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
2909 Points (6%)
1766 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
144473 Points (19%)
93515 Points (12%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
4564 Points (12%)
2629 Points (7%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
4197 Points (7%)
2315 Points (4%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro W4170M
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
22.4 fps (7%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
17.6 fps (8%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
31.1 fps (6%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + AMD FirePro W5170M
specvp11 snx-01 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + AMD FirePro W5170M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp11 sw-02 + AMD FirePro W5170M
specvp11 sw-02 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp11 proe-05 + AMD FirePro W5170M
specvp11 proe-05 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp11 maya-03 + AMD FirePro W5170M
specvp11 maya-03 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + AMD FirePro W5170M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp11 ensight-04 + AMD FirePro W5170M
specvp11 ensight-04 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp11 catia-03 + AMD FirePro W5170M
specvp11 catia-03 + AMD FirePro W4170M
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD FirePro W4170M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
6.9 Points (87%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
6.9 Points (87%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD FirePro W4170M
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD FirePro W4170M
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD FirePro W5170M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD FirePro W4170M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD FirePro W5170M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD FirePro W4170M
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
256 Samples/s (3%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
462 Samples/s (2%)

Average Benchmarks AMD FirePro W5170M → 100% n=17

Average Benchmarks AMD FirePro W4170M → 74% n=17

- 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.

med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W5170M:
45  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W5170M:
24  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W5170M:
31  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W5170M:
14.8  fps
Thief

Thief

2014
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W5170M:
43.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro W5170M:
37.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W5170M:
20  fps
low 1024x768
FirePro W4170M:
86  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W5170M:
113.6  fps
59%
FirePro W4170M:
67  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro W5170M:
99.6  fps
55%
FirePro W4170M:
55.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W5170M:
16.4  fps
55%
FirePro W4170M:
9  fps
low 1024x768
FirePro W4170M:
38.8  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro W4170M:
31.2  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro W4170M:
19.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro W4170M:
7.3  fps
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
FirePro W4170M:
112  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro W4170M:
87  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro W4170M:
62  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro W4170M:
19  fps
low 1024x768
FirePro W4170M:
65.8  fps
med. 1366x768
FirePro W4170M:
45.4  fps
high 1366x768
FirePro W4170M:
23.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro W4170M:
11.3  fps
low 1280x720
FirePro W4170M:
108  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W5170M:
95.2  fps
59%
FirePro W4170M:
56  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro W5170M:
80.9  fps
61%
FirePro W4170M:
49  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W5170M:
28.7  fps
59%
FirePro W4170M:
17  fps
SimCity

SimCity

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

Far Cry 3

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

Torchlight 2

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

Anno 2070

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

Total War: Shogun 2

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

Mafia 2

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

Sims 3

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

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
FirePro W4170M:
321  fps
med. 1024x768
FirePro W4170M:
237  fps
high 1280x1024
FirePro W4170M:
61  fps
ultra 1920x1080
FirePro W4170M:
30  fps

Average Gaming AMD FirePro W5170M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming AMD FirePro W4170M → 58%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 58%

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