AMD FirePro W8100 vs NVIDIA GRID M60-2Q

AMD FirePro W8100
NVIDIA GRID M60-2Q

General info

Comparison of FirePro W8100 and GRID M60-2Q architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
8.77
 
n/d
Architecture
GCN 2.0
 
Maxwell 2.0
Code name
Hawaii
 
GM204
Type
Workstation
 
Workstation
Release date
23 June 2014
 
30 August 2015
Price now
$1196
 
n/d

Technical specs

FirePro W8100 and GRID M60-2Q's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of FirePro W8100 and GRID M60-2Q's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2560
 
2048
Core clock speed
824 MHz
 
557 MHz
Boost Clock
n/d
 
1178 MHz
Transistor count
6,200 million
 
5,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
220 Watt
 
225 Watt
Texture fill rate
131.8 GTexel / s
 
150.8 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
4,219 gflops
 
4,833 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on FirePro W8100 and GRID M60-2Q 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
 
n/d
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
279 mm
 
267 mm
Form factor
Full Height / Full Length
 
n/d
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on FirePro W8100 and GRID M60-2Q: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
512 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
5012 MHz
Memory bandwidth
320 GB / s
 
160.4 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on FirePro W8100 and GRID M60-2Q.
Display Connectors
4x DisplayPort, 1x SDI
 
No outputs
StereoOutput3D
+
 
-
DisplayPort count
4
 
n/d
Dual-link DVI support
+
 
-
HD сomponent video output
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported by FirePro W8100 and GRID M60-2Q, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
 
12.0 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of FirePro W8100 and GRID M60-2Q. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

FirePro W8100 32.27 +9.8%
GRID M60-2Q 29.39

Passmark

FirePro W8100 6085 +3.1%
GRID M60-2Q 5904

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 W8100 and GRID M60-2Q. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
466 Mh/s
 
n/d

Gaming performance

Let's see how good FirePro W8100 and GRID M60-2Q are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD FirePro W8100

9.8% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (512 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (2560 vs 2048)
Higher memory bandwidth (320 vs 160.4 GB/s)
Less power hungry (220 vs 225 watts)
StereoOutput3D
DualLinkDVI
HDComponentVideoOutput

Advantages of NVIDIA GRID M60-2Q

Much newer (30 August 2015 vs 23 June 2014)

So, FirePro W8100 or GRID M60-2Q?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD FirePro W8100 and NVIDIA GRID M60-2Q. The differences in performance seem too small.
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