W4100 vs W2100

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AMD FirePro W4100
FirePro W4100
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 630
  • Max video memory 2048 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 4000
  • Maximum resolution 4096x2160
AMD FirePro W2100
FirePro W2100
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 2048 MB
  • Memory type n/a
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution 4096x2160
Price now 97$
Games supported 59%

General info

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

Place in performance rating559704
Value for money5.422.78
ArchitectureGCN (2011−2017)GCN (2011−2017)
GPU code nameCape VerdeMars
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date2 October 2015 (6 years ago)2 October 2015 (6 years ago)
Price now$135 $97
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.

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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 cores512320
Core clock speed630 MHzno data
Number of transistors1,500 million950 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)400 Wattno data
Texture fill rate20.1613.60
Floating-point performance645.1 gflops435.2 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 3.0PCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x8
Length171 mmno data
Width1-slot1-slot
Form factorlow profile / half lengthlow profile / half length
Supplementary power connectorsNoneno data

Memory

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 typeGDDR5n/a
Maximum RAM amount2 GB2 GB
Memory bus width128 Bitno data
Memory clock speed4000 MHzno data
Memory bandwidth72 GB/s28.8 GB/s
Shared memory--

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 Connectors4x mini-DisplayPort2x DisplayPort
DisplayPort countno data2
Dual-link DVI support11

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

AppAcceleration++

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_1)no data
Shader Model5.15.1
OpenGL4.6no data
OpenCL1.2no data
Vulkan1.2.131no data

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 W4100 5.16
+69.2%
FirePro W2100 3.05
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL

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.

FirePro W4100 12657
+62.9%
FirePro W2100 7771
FirePro W4100 1594
+53.9%
FirePro W2100 1036

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.

FirePro W4100 1665
+53.5%
FirePro W2100 1085

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.

FirePro W4100 20
+34.9%
FirePro W2100 15

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.

FirePro W4100 1530
+69.4%
FirePro W2100 903

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.

FirePro W4100 6575
+48.6%
FirePro W2100 4425

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of FirePro W4100 and FirePro W2100. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 79 Mh/s 53 Mh/s

Gaming performance

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

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

Full HD16
+33.3%
12
−33.3%
4K3
+50%
2
−50%

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Battlefield 5 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Far Cry 5 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Forza Horizon 4 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Hitman 3 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Red Dead Redemption 2 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Battlefield 5 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Far Cry 5 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Forza Horizon 4 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Hitman 3 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Metro Exodus 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Red Dead Redemption 2 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 7
+133%
3−4
−133%
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Battlefield 5 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Far Cry 5 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Forza Horizon 4 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Hitman 3 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Metro Exodus 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Red Dead Redemption 2 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Battlefield 5 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Far Cry 5 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Forza Horizon 4 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Hitman 3 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Metro Exodus 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Red Dead Redemption 2 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Battlefield 5 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Far Cry 5 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Forza Horizon 4 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 5.16 3.05
Pipelines / CUDA cores 512 320
Memory bandwidth 72 28.8

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD FirePro W4100
AMD FirePro W4100

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of FirePro W4100 by NVIDIA

The nearest FirePro W4100's NVIDIA equivalent is Quadro K2000, which is faster by 2% and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of FirePro W2100 by NVIDIA

The nearest FirePro W2100's NVIDIA equivalent is GRID K220Q, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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