AMD FirePro W5170M: specs and benchmarks

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AMD FirePro W5170M
FirePro W5170M
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  • Interface MXM-A (3.0)
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 2048 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 4500
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2015
Performance 8.22

Summary

AMD started FirePro W5170M sales 2 October 2015. This is GCN 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

8.22%

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

General info

Of FirePro W5170M's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating450
Value for money1.01
ArchitectureGCN
GPU code nameTropo
Market segmentMobile workstation
Release date2 October 2015 (6 years ago)
Price now$1530 of 12999 (Quadro GV100)
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Technical specs

FirePro W5170M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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.

Pipelines / CUDA cores640of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)
Boost clock speed925 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors1,500 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Texture fill rate37.00of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance1,184 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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 sizelarge
InterfaceMXM-A (3.0)
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed4500 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth72 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on FirePro W5170M. 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 ConnectorsNo outputs
Eyefinity+

Technologies

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

AppAcceleration+

API support

APIs supported by FirePro W5170M, 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 W5170M. 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.

W5170M 8.22
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • Passmark

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.

W5170M 19095
W5170M 2736

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.

W5170M 2909

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

W5170M 4197

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.

W5170M 2191

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good FirePro W5170M 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.

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

1080p27

1920x1080
High Preset

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 15

Relative perfomance

Overall FirePro W5170M performance compared to nearest competitors among mobile workstation video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FirePro W5170M from NVIDIA is Quadro P520, which is slower by 2% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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User rating

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