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AMD FirePro W9000: specs and benchmarks
AMD started FirePro W9000 sales 14 June 2012 at a recommended price of $3,999 . This is a 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 15.78% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.
Some basic facts about FirePro W9000: architecture, market segment, release date etc.
|Place in performance ranking||298|
|Value for money||3.51|
|Architecture||GCN 1.0 (2012−2020)|
|GPU code name||Tahiti|
|Release date||14 June 2012 (11 years old)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$3,999|
|Current price||$877 (0.2x MSRP)||of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)|
FirePro W9000's specs 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 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)|
|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 (GeForce RTX 4080)|
|Power consumption (TDP)||350 Watt||of 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)|
|Texture fill rate||124.8||of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)|
|Floating-point performance||3,994 gflops||of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)|
Size and compatibility
This section provides details about the physical dimensions of FirePro W9000 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for 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 have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.
|Maximum RAM amount||6 GB||of 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)|
|Memory bus width||384 Bit||of 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)|
|Memory clock speed||5500 MHz||of 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)|
|Memory bandwidth||264 GB/s||of 3276 (Aldebaran)|
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 graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.
|Display Connectors||6x mini-DisplayPort, 1x SDI|
|Dual-link DVI support||1|
APIs supported by FirePro W9000, sometimes including their particular versions.
Synthetic benchmark performance of FirePro W9000. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.
Combined synthetic benchmark score
This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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.
Benchmark coverage: 25%
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.
According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to FirePro W9000 is Tesla K80, which is faster by 1% and higher by 5 positions in our ranking.
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