AMD FirePro W7000 vs V7900

AMD FirePro W7000
AMD FirePro V7900

General info

Comparison of FirePro W7000 and FirePro V7900 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
TeraScale 3
Code name
Pitcairn
 
Cayman
Type
Workstation
 
Workstation
Release date
13 June 2012
 
24 May 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
$899
 
n/d
Price now
$195
 
$240

Technical specs

FirePro W7000 and FirePro V7900's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of FirePro W7000 and FirePro V7900's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1280
 
1280
Core clock speed
950 MHz
 
725 MHz
Transistor count
2,800 million
 
2,640 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
350 Watt
 
151 Watt
Texture fill rate
76 GTexel / s
 
58.0 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,432 gflops
 
1,856.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on FirePro W7000 and FirePro V7900 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
 
PCIe 2.1 x16
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
242 mm
 
279 mm
Form factor
Full Height / Full Length
 
Full Height / Full Length
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
1x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on FirePro W7000 and FirePro V7900: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
4800 MHz
 
5000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
153.6 GB / s
 
160 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on FirePro W7000 and FirePro V7900.
Display Connectors
4x DisplayPort
 
4x DisplayPort
StereoOutput3D
+
 
+
DisplayPort count
4
 
4
Dual-link DVI support
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by FirePro W7000 and FirePro V7900, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_1)
 
11.2 (11_0)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.4

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of FirePro W7000 and FirePro V7900. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

FirePro W7000 10.04 +77.4%
FirePro V7900 5.66

Passmark

FirePro W7000 4335 +58.3%
FirePro V7900 2739

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4549 +0.1%
 
4546 −0.1%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4549 +0.1%
 
4546 −0.1%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of FirePro W7000 and FirePro V7900. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
285 Mh/s +66.7%
 
171 Mh/s −66.7%
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
6 Mh/s
 
n/d

Gaming performance

Let's see how good FirePro W7000 and FirePro V7900 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD FirePro W7000

77.4% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (13 June 2012 vs 24 May 2011)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)

Advantages of AMD FirePro V7900

Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 153.6 GB/s)
Less power hungry (151 vs 350 watts)

So, FirePro W7000 or V7900?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD FirePro W7000.
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