AMD FirePro W8000: specs and benchmarks

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AMD FirePro W8000
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 900 MHz
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5500 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2012
Performance 13.01
Graphics card Technical data and tests
AMD FirePro W8000
AMD FirePro W8000 AMD FirePro W8000

Summary

AMD started FirePro W8000 sales 14 June 2012 at a recommended price of $1,599. This is GCN 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 176.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 279 mm. Two 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 225 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

13.01%

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

General info

Of FirePro W8000's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating323
Value for money2.32
ArchitectureGCN 1.0
GPU code nameTahiti
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date14 June 2012 (9 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,599
Price now$560 (0.4x MSRP)of 11999 (Tesla V100 FHHL)
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Technical specs

FirePro W8000's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of FirePro W8000's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1792of 14080 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Core clock speed900 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Number of transistors4,313 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)225 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate100.8of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance3,226 gflopsof 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on FirePro W8000'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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length279 mm
Supplementary power connectors2x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on FirePro W8000: 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 amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed5500 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth176.0 GB/sof 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on FirePro W8000. 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 Connectors4x DisplayPort, 1x SDI

API support

APIs supported by FirePro W8000, 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 W8000. 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 W8000 13.01
  • 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 W8000 3453

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of FirePro W8000. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 391 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good FirePro W8000 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.

Relative perfomance

Overall FirePro W8000 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

The nearest FirePro W8000's NVIDIA equivalent is Tesla M10, which is faster by 1% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

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User rating

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