AMD FirePro M6000: specs and benchmarks

AMD FirePro M6000

Summary

AMD started FirePro M6000 sales 1 July 2012. This is GCN architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 72 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. Power consumption is at 43 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 2.38 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of FirePro M6000's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.37
 
Architecture
GCN
 
GPU code name
Heathrow
 
Market segment
Mobile workstation
 
Launch date
1 July 2012 (8 years ago)
 
Price now
$162
 

Technical specs

FirePro M6000's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of FirePro M6000's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
640
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
750 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,500 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
43 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
32.00
 
Floating-point performance
1,024 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on FirePro M6000'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-B (3.0)
 
Form factor
MXM-B
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on FirePro M6000: 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
2 GB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
4500 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
72 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on FirePro M6000. 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 Connectors
No outputs
 
StereoOutput3D
+
 

API support

APIs supported by FirePro M6000, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
12 (11_1)
 
Shader Model
5.1
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
1.2
 
Vulkan
1.2.131
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of FirePro M6000. 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.

2.38

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.

2422

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.

10744

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.

1820

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good FirePro M6000 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.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FirePro M6000 from NVIDIA is Quadro P500, which is slower by 6% and lower by 17 positions in our rating.

User rating

Here you can see the user rating of the graphics card, as well as rate it yourself.

Advices and comments

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