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AMD FirePro W8000: specs and benchmarks
- 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
AMD FirePro W8000
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
percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.
Of FirePro W8000's architecture, market segment and release date.
|Place in performance rating||323|
|Value for money||2.32|
|GPU code name||Tahiti|
|Release date||14 June 2012 (9 years ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$1,599|
|Price now||$560 (0.4x MSRP)||of 11999 (Tesla V100 FHHL)|
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 cores||1792||of 14080 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Core clock speed||900 MHz||of 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)|
|Number of transistors||4,313 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||28 nm||of 5 (Apple M1 GPU)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||225 Watt||of 900 (Tesla S2050)|
|Texture fill rate||100.8||of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)|
|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).
|Interface||PCIe 3.0 x16|
|Supplementary power connectors||2x 6-pin|
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.
|Maximum RAM amount||4 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||256 Bit||of 6144 (GRID A100A)|
|Memory clock speed||5500 MHz||of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)|
|Memory bandwidth||176.0 GB/s||of 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 Connectors||4x DisplayPort, 1x SDI|
APIs supported by FirePro W8000, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmark performance of FirePro W8000. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
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.
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.
Cryptocurrency mining performance of FirePro W8000. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
|Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)||391 Mh/s|
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.
Overall FirePro W8000 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.
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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