AMD FirePro M5950: specs and benchmarks

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AMD FirePro M5950
FirePro M5950
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  • Interface MXM-A (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 725
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 900
  • Maximum resolution Depends on system
Year of release 2011
Performance 4.43

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 900 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

4.43%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of FirePro M5950's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating597
Value for money0.39
ArchitectureTerascale 2 (2009−2015)
GPU code nameWhistler-XT
Market segmentMobile workstation
Release date13 April 2011 (11 years ago)
Price now$386 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

FirePro M5950's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores480of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed725 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors716 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)35 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate17.40of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance696.0 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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 sizemedium sized
Bus supportn/a
InterfaceMXM-A (3.0)
Form factorMXM-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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount1 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed900 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth57 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on FirePro M5950. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported by FirePro M5950, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model5.0
OpenGL4.4of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.2
VulkanN/A

Benchmark performance

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


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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 M5950 4.43
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

FirePro M5950 1314

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

FirePro M5950 6257

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

FirePro M5950 1350

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

FirePro M5950 1505

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 frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

900p24
Full HD26

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 4−5

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 4−5
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4−5
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 4−5
Hitman 3 4−5
Horizon Zero Dawn 4−5
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4−5
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 4−5
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4−5
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 4−5
Hitman 3 4−5
Horizon Zero Dawn 4−5
Metro Exodus 4−5
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4−5
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4−5
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 4−5
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 4−5
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4−5
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4−5
Hitman 3 4−5
Horizon Zero Dawn 4−5
Metro Exodus 4−5
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4−5

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 4−5
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 4−5
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4−5
Hitman 3 4−5
Horizon Zero Dawn 4−5
Metro Exodus 4−5
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4−5
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4−5

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 4−5
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 4−5
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5

Relative perfomance

Overall FirePro M5950 performance compared to nearest competitors among mobile workstation video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FirePro M5950 from NVIDIA is Quadro 4000M, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

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