AMD FirePro W5170M: specs and benchmarks

AMD FirePro W5170M


AMD started FirePro W5170M sales 25 August 2014. This is GCN 1.0 architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 72 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-A (3.0) interface.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 10.04 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of FirePro W5170M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
GCN 1.0
Code name
Mobile workstation
Release date
25 August 2014

Technical specs

FirePro W5170M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of FirePro W5170M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
900 MHz
Boost Clock
925 MHz
Transistor count
1,500 million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
of 12
Texture fill rate
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
1,184 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on FirePro W5170M's 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.
Laptop size
MXM-A (3.0)
Supplementary power connectors

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on FirePro W5170M: 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
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
128 Bit
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
4500 MHz
Memory bandwidth
72 GB/s
of 11404 (GRID K1)
Shared memory


Technological solutions and APIs supported by FirePro W5170M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

API support

APIs supported by FirePro W5170M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12 (FL 12_0), Shader 5.0

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of FirePro W5170M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
3DMark 11 Performance GPU

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good FirePro W5170M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
Games benchmarked by
The Witcher 3 (2015)
medium / 768p
high / 1080p

Relative perfomance

Overall FirePro W5170M performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FirePro W5170M from NVIDIA is Quadro K3100M, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

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