AMD FirePro W4100: specs and benchmarks

AMD FirePro W4100

Summary

AMD started FirePro W4100 sales 2 October 2015. This is GCN architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 72 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 171 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 50 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 2.04 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of FirePro W4100's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.68
 
Architecture
GCN
 
GPU code name
Cape Verde
 
Market segment
Workstation
 
Launch date
2 October 2015 (5 years ago)
 
Price now
$278
 

Technical specs

FirePro W4100's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of FirePro W4100's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
512
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
630 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,500 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
50 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
20.16
 
Floating-point performance
645.1 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on FirePro W4100's 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 support
PCIe 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
171 mm
 
Form factor
low profile / half length
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on FirePro W4100: 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
4000 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 W4100. 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
4x mini-DisplayPort
 
Dual-link DVI support
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by FirePro W4100. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

AppAcceleration
+
 

API support

APIs supported by FirePro W4100, 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 W4100. 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.

2.04

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

12657

3DMark Fire Strike Score

1594

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

1665

Unigine Heaven 3.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark using Unigine, a 3D game engine by eponymous Russian company. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. Version 3.0 was released in 2012, and in 2013 it was superseded by Heaven 4.0, which introduced several slight improvements, including a newer version of Unigine.

20

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.

1524

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of FirePro W4100. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
79 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good FirePro W4100 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 W4100 from NVIDIA is Quadro 4000, which is slower by 2% and lower by 7 positions in our rating.

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User rating

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