AMD FirePro R5000 vs NVIDIA GRID M10-8Q

Price now 500$
Games supported 67%
AMD FirePro R5000
FirePro R5000
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 825 MHz
  • Max video memory 2048 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 3200 MHz
  • Maximum resolution 2560x1600
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1033 MHz
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5200 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 67%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating447450
Value for money0.40no data
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 (2012−2020)Maxwell (2014−2018)
GPU code namePitcairnGM107
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date25 February 2013 (9 years ago)18 May 2016 (6 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,099 no data
Current price$500 (0.5x MSRP)no data
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores768640
Core clock speed825 MHz1033 MHz
Boost clock speedno data1306 MHz
Number of transistors2,800 million1,870 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)350 Watt225 Watt
Texture fill rate39.6052.24
Floating-point performance1,267 gflops1,672 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Bus supportPCIe 3.0no data
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length279 mm267 mm
Form factorfull height / full lengthno data
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin1x 8-pin


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

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2 GB8 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed3200 MHz5200 MHz
Memory bandwidth102.4 GB/s83.2 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors2x mini-DisplayPortNo outputs
Dual-link DVI support1no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_1)12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.15.1
CUDAno data5.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 R5000 6.79
GRID M10-8Q 6.68
  • 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: 26%

FirePro R5000 2646
GRID M10-8Q 2606

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 6.79 6.68
Recency 25 February 2013 18 May 2016
Memory bus width 256 128
Pipelines / CUDA cores 768 640
Memory bandwidth 102.4 83.2
Thermal design power (TDP) 350 Watt 225 Watt

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Competitors of FirePro R5000 by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FirePro R5000 from NVIDIA is GRID M10-8Q, which is slower by 2% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.


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Competitors of GRID M10-8Q by AMD

The nearest GRID M10-8Q's AMD equivalent is FirePro R5000, which is faster by 2% and higher by 3 positions in our performance rating.

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