AMD FirePro W5000: specs and benchmarks

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AMD FirePro W5000
FirePro W5000
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  • 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 4096x2160
Year of release 2012
Performance 10.28

Summary

AMD started FirePro W5000 sales 7 August 2012 at a recommended price of $599. This is GCN 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 3.2 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 102.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 183 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 350 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

10.28%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of FirePro W5000's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating392
Value for money4.64
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 (2012−2020)
GPU code namePitcairn
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date7 August 2012 (9 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$599
Price now$185 (0.3x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

FirePro W5000's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of FirePro W5000's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores768of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed825 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors2,800 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)350 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate39.60of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance1,267 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on FirePro W5000'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 supportPCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length183 mm
Width1-slot
Form factorfull height / half length
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on FirePro W5000: 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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed3200 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth102.4 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on FirePro W5000. 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 Connectors1x DVI, 2x DisplayPort
DisplayPort count2
Dual-link DVI support1

API support

APIs supported by FirePro W5000, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_1)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of FirePro W5000. 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 W5000 10.28
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan

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: 25%

FirePro W5000 3055

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

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.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

FirePro W5000 12387

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

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 Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

FirePro W5000 16955

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of FirePro W5000. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 154 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good FirePro W5000 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall FirePro W5000 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

The nearest FirePro W5000's NVIDIA equivalent is Tesla C2070, which is faster by 2% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

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