AMD FirePro W7170M vs AMD FirePro W4170M

AMD FirePro W7170M

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The AMD FirePro W7170M is a high-end graphics card for mobile workstations. It is based on the same Tonga-chip as the AMD Radeon R9 M390X and seems to be similar clocked. Therefore, the card is based on the third generation of the GCN architecture (GCN 1.2) and supports DirectX 12 (FL 12_0). 

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.

The performance should be theoretically in the same ballpark as the Nvidia Quadro M4000M. In 3D games, the W7170M should perform similar to the R9 M390X consumer card.

The power consumption of the W7170M should be similar to the Quadro M5000M and M4000M cards and therefore in the 100 Watt region. That means it is suited only for large laptops with e.g. 17-inch screens.

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 W7170MAMD FirePro W4170M
ManufacturerAMDAMD
FirePro W Series
FirePro W7170M 2048 @ 723 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
FirePro W5170M compare 640 @ 925 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro W5130M compare 512 @ 925 MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro W4170M 384 @ 850 - 900 MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro W4190M compare 384 @ 825 - 900 MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro W7170M 2048 @ 723 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
FirePro W5170M compare 640 @ 925 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
FirePro W5130M compare 512 @ 925 MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro W4170M 384 @ 850 - 900 MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
FirePro W4190M compare 384 @ 825 - 900 MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
CodenameTongaMars XTX?
ArchitectureGCN 3GCN
Cores2048 - unified384 - unified
Core723 MHz850 - 900 (Boost) MHz
Memory5000 MHz4000 MHz
Bus256 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory4096 MB2048 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0), 5.0DirectX 11.2, 5.0
Transistors5000 Million900 Million
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
Size2/31/3
Introduced02.10.2015 16.11.2012
Manufacturerhttp://www.amd.com/en-us/products/graphi...http://www.amd.com/us/products/workstati...

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
20.8 pt (23%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
21612 Points (32%)
10501 Points (16%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
43124 Points (22%)
12506 Points (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
6180 Points (20%)
1694 Points (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
6935 Points (16%)
1766 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
132164 Points (18%)
93515 Points (12%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
9580 Points (25%)
2629 Points (7%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
9708 Points (17%)
2315 Points (4%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD FirePro W7170M
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD FirePro W4170M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD FirePro W7170M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD FirePro W4170M
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro W7170M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD FirePro W4170M
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
30.7 fps (17%)
30.7 fps (17%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
76.9 fps (25%)
22.4 fps (7%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
59.3 fps (26%)
17.6 fps (8%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
113 fps (21%)
31.1 fps (6%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + AMD FirePro W7170M
specvp11 snx-01 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + AMD FirePro W7170M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp11 sw-02 + AMD FirePro W7170M
specvp11 sw-02 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp11 proe-05 + AMD FirePro W7170M
specvp11 proe-05 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp11 maya-03 + AMD FirePro W7170M
specvp11 maya-03 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + AMD FirePro W7170M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp11 ensight-04 + AMD FirePro W7170M
specvp11 ensight-04 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp11 catia-03 + AMD FirePro W7170M
specvp11 catia-03 + AMD FirePro W4170M
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD FirePro W7170M
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD FirePro W7170M
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD FirePro W7170M
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD FirePro W7170M
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD FirePro W7170M
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD FirePro W7170M
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD FirePro W7170M
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD FirePro W4170M
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD FirePro W7170M
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD FirePro W4170M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
6.9 Points (87%)
6.9 Points (87%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
6.9 Points (87%)
6.9 Points (87%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD FirePro W7170M
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD FirePro W4170M
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD FirePro W7170M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD FirePro W4170M
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD FirePro W7170M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD FirePro W4170M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD FirePro W7170M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD FirePro W4170M
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
782 Samples/s (8%)
256 Samples/s (3%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
1412 Samples/s (10%)
462 Samples/s (3%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
925 (2%)
925 (2%)

Average Benchmarks AMD FirePro W7170M → 100% n=39

Average Benchmarks AMD FirePro W4170M → 54% n=39

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

Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
146  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
93  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W7170M:
43  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W7170M:
20  fps
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
97  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
72  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W7170M:
31  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W7170M:
23  fps
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
278  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
187  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W7170M:
89  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W7170M:
63  fps
F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
132  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
111  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W7170M:
95  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W7170M:
74  fps
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
101  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
93  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W7170M:
43  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W7170M:
15  fps
low 1280x720
100%
FirePro W7170M:
177  fps
med. 1344x756
100%
FirePro W7170M:
126  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W7170M:
70  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W7170M:
52  fps
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
232  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
116  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W7170M:
99  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W7170M:
67  fps
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
62  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
57  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
57  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W7170M:
40  fps
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
185  fps
46%
FirePro W4170M:
86  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
162  fps
41%
FirePro W4170M:
67  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
153  fps
36%
FirePro W4170M:
55.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W7170M:
36  fps
25%
FirePro W4170M:
9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
57  fps
68%
FirePro W4170M:
38.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
56  fps
56%
FirePro W4170M:
31.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
55  fps
35%
FirePro W4170M:
19.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W7170M:
28  fps
26%
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
100%
FirePro W7170M:
120  fps
55%
FirePro W4170M:
65.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
112  fps
41%
FirePro W4170M:
45.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
94  fps
25%
FirePro W4170M:
23.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W7170M:
44  fps
26%
FirePro W4170M:
11.3  fps
low 1280x720
100%
FirePro W7170M:
220  fps
49%
FirePro W4170M:
108  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
178  fps
31%
FirePro W4170M:
56  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
158  fps
31%
FirePro W4170M:
49  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W7170M:
66  fps
26%
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
100%
FirePro W7170M:
375  fps
35%
FirePro W4170M:
131  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
224  fps
27%
FirePro W4170M:
61  fps
high 1366x768
100%
FirePro W7170M:
167  fps
25%
FirePro W4170M:
42  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
FirePro W7170M:
51  fps
22%
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
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 W7170M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming AMD FirePro W4170M → 36%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 41%

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