AMD FirePro W600: specs and benchmarks

AMD FirePro W600

Summary

AMD started FirePro W600 sales 13 June 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 4 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 64 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 163 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 6.72 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of FirePro W600's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.82
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
GPU code name
Cape Verde
 
Market segment
Workstation
 
Launch date
13 June 2012 (9 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$599
 
Price now
$309 (0.5x MSRP)
 

Technical specs

FirePro W600's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of FirePro W600's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
512
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
750 MHz
 
Number of transistors
1,500 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
75 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
24.00
 
Floating-point performance
768.0 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on FirePro W600'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).

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
163 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on FirePro W600: 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
128 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
4000 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
64 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on FirePro W600. 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
6x mini-DisplayPort
 

API support

APIs supported by FirePro W600, 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 W600. 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.

6.72

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.

1751

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of FirePro W600. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
94 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good FirePro W600 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 78% minimum and 66% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
78%
Recommended
66%
Minimum
78%
Recommended
66%

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FirePro W600 from NVIDIA is Quadro P400, which is slower by 6% and lower by 10 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to FirePro W600:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

User rating

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Advices and comments

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