AMD FirePro W9000: specs and benchmarks

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AMD FirePro W9000
FirePro W9000
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  • 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
Year of release 2012
Performance 20.71

Summary

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

20.71%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of FirePro W9000's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating241
Value for money3.27
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 (2012−2020)
GPU code nameTahiti
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date14 June 2012 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$3,999
Current price$899 (0.2x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

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 cores2048of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed975 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors4,313 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)350 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate124.8of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance3,994 gflopsof 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 supportPCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length279 mm
Width2-slot
Form factorfull height / full length
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Memory

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.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount6 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed5500 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth264 GB/sof 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 Connectors6x mini-DisplayPort, 1x SDI
StereoOutput3D1
Dual-link DVI support1

API support

APIs supported by FirePro W9000, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_1)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of FirePro W9000. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

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.

FirePro W9000 20.71
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  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Passmark

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%

FirePro W9000 6138

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%

FirePro W9000 31775

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of FirePro W9000. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 460 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

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.

Average FPS

Popular games

Relative perfomance

Overall FirePro W9000 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

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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