FirePro D500: specs and benchmarks


Aggregate performance score

FirePro D500 provides acceptable gaming and benchmark performance at 10.72% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.


AMD started FirePro D500 sales 18 January 2014. This is a GCN 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 3 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5.08 GHz are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 243.8 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 279 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 274 Watt.

Primary details

Some basic facts about FirePro D500: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking395
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation2.77
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 (2012−2020)
GPU code nameTahiti
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date18 January 2014 (10 years ago)
Current price$475 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

FirePro D500's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of FirePro D500's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1536of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed725 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors4,313 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (Radeon 780M)
Power consumption (TDP)274 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate69.60of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance2,227 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of FirePro D500 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length279 mm

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on FirePro D500: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount3 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed5080 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth243.8 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on FirePro D500. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors6x mini-DisplayPort, 1x SDI

API compatibility

APIs supported by FirePro D500, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_1)
Shader Model5.1

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of FirePro D500. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

FirePro D500 10.72

We have no data on FirePro D500 benchmark results.

Gaming performance

Let's see how good FirePro D500 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Closest competitors

FirePro D500's performance relative to its closest rivals among server graphics cards.

Quadro K4200 104.29
FirePro W7000 103.54
FirePro D500 100
Quadro K5000 96.27
Quadro M2000 96.18

NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to FirePro D500 is Quadro K5000, which is slower by 4% and lower by 11 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to FirePro D500:

Tesla K40c 108.49
Quadro K4200 104.29
FirePro D500 100
Quadro K5000 96.27
Quadro M2000 96.18
GRID M60-8Q 93.75

Similar GPUs

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Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with FirePro D500 according to our statistics.

Community ratings

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