FirePro W7100 vs Radeon RX 6900 XT

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
 
1.86
Architecture
GCN 3.0
 
Navi / RDNA2
GPU code name
Tonga
 
Navi 21
Market segment
Workstation
 
Desktop
Launch date
12 August 2014 (6 years ago)
 
8 December 2020 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$999
Price now
$702
 
$2038

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
 
5120
Core clock speed
920 MHz
 
1825 MHz
Boost clock speed
no data
 
2250 MHz
Number of transistors
5,000 million
 
26,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
400 Watt
 
300 Watt
Texture fill rate
103.0
 
720.0
Floating-point performance
3,297 gflops
 
no data

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 4.0 x16
Length
241 mm
 
267 mm
Form factor
full height / full length
 
no data
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
2x 8-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
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
16 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
16000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB/s
 
512.0 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
-

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
 
1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI
-
 
+
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 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
6.3
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
2.1
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2

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
RX 6900 XT 100.00 +356.4%

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
RX 6900 XT 26462 +356.7%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of FirePro W7100 and Radeon RX 6900 XT. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
362 Mh/s
 
no data

Gaming performance

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

FirePro W7100 satisfies 96% minimum and 83% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

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

RX 6900 XT satisfies 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

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

 
FirePro W7100
RX 6900 XT
1080p
 
no data
196
1440p
 
no data
137
4K
 
no data
85

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 Radeon RX 6900 XT from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 6900 XT from NVIDIA is GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 6900 XT:

Advantages of AMD FirePro W7100

Cheaper ($702 vs $2038)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

356.4% faster (about 4.5 times) in synthetic tests

Much newer (8 December 2020 vs 12 August 2014)

More pipelines (5120 vs 1792)

Higher memory bandwidth (512 vs 160 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 28 nm)

Lower power consumption (300W vs 400W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, since it shows better performance.

Be aware that FirePro W7100 is a workstation card while Radeon RX 6900 XT is a desktop one.

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

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