AMD FirePro W9000: specs and benchmarks

AMD FirePro W9000

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 22.85 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.00
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
GPU code name
Tahiti
 
Market segment
Workstation
 
Launch date
14 June 2012 (9 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$3,999
 
Price now
$865 (0.2x MSRP)
 
of 11085 (Quadro GV100)

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 cores
2048
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
975 MHz
 
Number of transistors
4,313 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
350 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
124.8
 
Floating-point performance
3,994 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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
 
Length
279 mm
 
Form factor
full height / full length
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 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 type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
6 GB
 
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
5500 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
264 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

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
 
StereoOutput3D
+
 
Dual-link DVI support
+
 

API support

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

DirectX
12 (11_1)
 
Shader Model
5.1
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
1.2
 
Vulkan
1.2.131
 

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.

22.85

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.

6045

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.

This video card matches 97% minimum and 85% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
97%
Recommended
85%
Minimum
97%
Recommended
85%

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FirePro W9000 from NVIDIA is Quadro K5200, which is slower by 3% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to FirePro W9000:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

User rating

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