AMD FirePro M5950: specs and benchmarks

AMD FirePro M5950

Summary

AMD started FirePro M5950 sales 13 April 2011. This is Terascale 2 architecture notebook card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 1 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 0.9 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 57 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-A (3.0) interface. Power consumption is at 35 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.96 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of FirePro M5950's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Terascale 2
 
Code name
Whistler-XT
 
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Release date
13 April 2011
 

Technical specs

FirePro M5950's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of FirePro M5950's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
480
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
725 MHz
 
Transistor count
715 Million
 
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
17.4 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
696.0 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on FirePro M5950's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
medium sized
 
Bus support
n / a
 
Interface
MXM-A (3.0)
 
Form factor
MXM-A
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on FirePro M5950: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
900 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
57 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on FirePro M5950.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 

API support

APIs supported by FirePro M5950, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
 
OpenGL
4.4
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of FirePro M5950. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

0.96

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

1350

3DMark Vantage Performance

6257

Passmark

1314

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of FirePro M5950. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
67 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good FirePro M5950 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall FirePro M5950 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FirePro M5950 from NVIDIA is Quadro M500M, which is slower by 17% and lower by 15 positions in our rating.

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