AMD FirePro W7100 vs NVIDIA Quadro K5200

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.19
 
1.15
Architecture
GCN 3.0
 
Kepler
GPU code name
Tonga
 
GK110B
Market segment
Workstation
 
Workstation
Launch date
12 August 2014 (6 years ago)
 
22 July 2014 (7 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$1,699.74
Price now
$701
 
$731

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
1792
 
2304
Core clock speed
920 MHz
 
667 MHz
Boost clock speed
no data
 
771 MHz
Number of transistors
5,000 million
 
7,080 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
400 Watt
 
150 Watt
Texture fill rate
103.0
 
148.0
Floating-point performance
3,297 gflops
 
3,553 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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
 
no data
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
241 mm
 
267 mm
Form factor
full height / full length
 
no data
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
1x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
6008 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB/s
 
192.3 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
4x DisplayPort
 
2x DVI, 2x DisplayPort
StereoOutput3D
+
 
-
DisplayPort count
4
 
no data
Dual-link DVI support
+
 
-
HD сomponent video output
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
12 (11_1)
Shader Model
6.3
 
5.1
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.1.126
CUDA
-
 
3.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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.

FirePro W7100 21.91
Quadro K5200 22.19 +1.3%

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.

FirePro W7100 5794
Quadro K5200 5867 +1.3%

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4502 −0.9%
 
4541 +0.9%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4502 −0.9%
 
4541 +0.9%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of FirePro W7100 and Quadro K5200. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
362 Mh/s +60.2%
 
226 Mh/s −60.2%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Both graphics cards satisfy the 96% minimum and 83% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
96%
Recommended
83%
Minimum
96%
Recommended
83%

Competitors of FirePro W7100 from NVIDIA

The nearest FirePro W7100's NVIDIA equivalent is Quadro K5200, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to FirePro W7100:

Competitors of Quadro K5200 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro K5200 from AMD is FirePro W7100, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro K5200:

Advantages of AMD FirePro W7100

Cheaper ($701 vs $731)

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro K5200

1.3% better performance in benchmarks

More pipelines (2304 vs 1792)

Higher memory bandwidth (192.3 vs 160 GB/s)

Lower power consumption (150W vs 400W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD FirePro W7100 and NVIDIA Quadro K5200. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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