AMD W4170M vs ATI M5800
Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.
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.
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on FirePro W4170M and FirePro M5800 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.
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.
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.
Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.
Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Both graphics cards satisfy the 72% minimum and 61% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:
Competitors of FirePro W4170M from NVIDIA
We believe that the nearest equivalent to FirePro W4170M from NVIDIA is Quadro 2000M, which is slower by 12% and lower by 32 positions in our rating.
Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to FirePro W4170M:
Competitors of FirePro M5800 from NVIDIA
The nearest FirePro M5800's NVIDIA equivalent is Quadro 3000M, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.
Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to FirePro M5800:
Advantages of AMD FirePro W4170M
Much newer (16 November 2012 vs 1 March 2010)
Higher memory bandwidth (64 vs 51.2 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
Advantages of ATI FirePro M5800
11.6% better performance in benchmarks
Cheaper ($60 vs $495)
More pipelines (400 vs 384)
So, which one is the better GPU?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends ATI FirePro M5800, since it shows better performance.
Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
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