AMD FirePro W8000: specs and benchmarks

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 gamers. 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 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 12.88 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of FirePro W8000's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
3.17
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Code name
Tahiti
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
14 June 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,599
 
Price now
$560
 
of 10560 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

FirePro W8000's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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
1792
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
900 MHz
 
Transistor count
4,313 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
225 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
100.8 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
3,226 gflops
 
of 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).
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
279 mm
 
Form factor
Full Height / Full Length
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 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 type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
5500 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
176 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on FirePro W8000.
Display Connectors
4x DisplayPort, 1x SDI
 
StereoOutput3D
+
 
DisplayPort count
4
 
Dual-link DVI support
+
 

API support

APIs supported by FirePro W8000, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_1)
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of FirePro W8000. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

12.88

Passmark

4609

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 FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall FirePro W8000 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FirePro W8000 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 660 Ti, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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