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AMD FirePro W9000: specs and benchmarks
- Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
- Core clock speed 975 MHz
- Max video memory 6144 MB
- Memory type GDDR5
- Memory clock speed 5500 MHz
- Maximum resolution 4096x2160
AMD started FirePro W9000 sales 14 June 2012 at a recommended price of $3,999. This is GCN 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 6 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 264 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. One 6-pin and one 8-pin connectors are required, and power consumption is at 350 Watt.
It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at
of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.
Of FirePro W9000's architecture, market segment and release date.
|Place in performance rating||241|
|Value for money||3.27|
|Architecture||GCN 1.0 (2012−2020)|
|GPU code name||Tahiti|
|Release date||14 June 2012 (10 years ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$3,999|
|Current price||$899 (0.2x MSRP)||of 49999 (A100 SXM4)|
FirePro W9000's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of FirePro W9000's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
|Pipelines / CUDA cores||2048||of 18432 (AD102)|
|Core clock speed||975 MHz||of 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)|
|Number of transistors||4,313 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||28 nm||of 4 (H100 PCIe)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||350 Watt||of 900 (Tesla S2050)|
|Texture fill rate||124.8||of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)|
|Floating-point performance||3,994 gflops||of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)|
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on FirePro W9000'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|
|Form factor||full height / full length|
|Supplementary power connectors||1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin|
Parameters of memory installed on FirePro W9000: 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||6 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||384 Bit||of 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory clock speed||5500 MHz||of 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)|
|Memory bandwidth||264 GB/s||of 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)|
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on FirePro W9000. 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||6x mini-DisplayPort, 1x SDI|
|Dual-link DVI support||1|
APIs supported by FirePro W9000, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmark performance of FirePro W9000. 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.
- GeekBench 5 OpenCL
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.
Benchmark coverage: 26%
GeekBench 5 OpenCL
Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.
Benchmark coverage: 9%
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Cryptocurrency mining performance of FirePro W9000. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
|Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)||460 Mh/s|
Let's see how good FirePro W9000 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 W9000 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.
We believe that the nearest equivalent to FirePro W9000 from NVIDIA is Quadro K5200, which is slower by 4% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.
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