AMD FirePro W5000: specs and benchmarks

AMD FirePro W5000

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 11.28 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.47
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
GPU code name
Pitcairn
 
Market segment
Workstation
 
Launch date
7 August 2012 (8 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$599
 
Price now
$173 (0.3x MSRP)
 

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 cores
768
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
825 MHz
 
Number of transistors
2,800 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
350 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
39.60
 
Floating-point performance
1,267 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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 support
PCIe 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
183 mm
 
Form factor
full height / half length
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

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 type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
3200 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
102.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

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 Connectors
1x DVI, 2x DisplayPort
 
DisplayPort count
2
 
Dual-link DVI support
+
 

API support

APIs supported by FirePro W5000, 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 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.

11.28

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.

2973

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.

This video card matches 85% minimum and 72% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
85%
Recommended
72%
Minimum
85%
Recommended
72%

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FirePro W5000 from NVIDIA is GRID K260Q, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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User rating

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Advices and comments

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