AMD FirePro W9100: specs and benchmarks

AMD FirePro W9100

Summary

AMD started FirePro W9100 sales 26 March 2014. This is GCN 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 16 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5 GHz are supplied, and together with 512 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 320 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 275 mm. One 6-pin and one 8-pin connectors are required, and power consumption is at 750 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 29.69 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of FirePro W9100's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.68
 
Architecture
GCN 2.0
 
GPU code name
Hawaii
 
Market segment
Workstation
 
Launch date
26 March 2014 (7 years ago)
 
Price now
$1642
 

Technical specs

FirePro W9100's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of FirePro W9100's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
2816
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
930 MHz
 
Number of transistors
6,200 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
750 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
163.7
 
Floating-point performance
5,238 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on FirePro W9100'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
275 mm
 
Form factor
full height / full length
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on FirePro W9100: 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
16 GB
 
Memory bus width
512 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
320 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on FirePro W9100. 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 S-Video
 
StereoOutput3D
+
 
Dual-link DVI support
+
 
HD сomponent video output
+
 

API support

APIs supported by FirePro W9100, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
Shader Model
6.3
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
2.0
 
Vulkan
1.2.131
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of FirePro W9100. 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.

29.69

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.

7750

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of FirePro W9100. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
590 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good FirePro W9100 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 90% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
97%
Recommended
90%
Minimum
97%
Recommended
90%

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FirePro W9100 from NVIDIA is Tesla M60, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to FirePro W9100:

Similar GPUs

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User rating

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