AMD FirePro W9100 vs W7000

AMD FirePro W9100
AMD FirePro W7000

General info

Comparison of FirePro W9100 and FirePro W7000 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 2.0
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
Hawaii
 
Pitcairn
Type
Workstation
 
Workstation
Release date
26 March 2014
 
13 June 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$899
Price now
$3526
 
$195

Technical specs

FirePro W9100 and FirePro W7000's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of FirePro W9100 and FirePro W7000's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2816
 
1280
Core clock speed
930 MHz
 
950 MHz
Transistor count
6,200 million
 
2,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
750 Watt
 
350 Watt
Texture fill rate
163.7 GTexel / s
 
76 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
5,238 gflops
 
2,432 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on FirePro W9100 and FirePro W7000 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
 
PCIe 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
275 mm
 
242 mm
Form factor
Full Height / Full Length
 
Full Height / Full Length
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
 
1x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on FirePro W9100 and FirePro W7000: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
512 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
4800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
320 GB / s
 
153.6 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on FirePro W9100 and FirePro W7000.
Display Connectors
6x mini-DisplayPort, 1x S-Video
 
4x DisplayPort
StereoOutput3D
+
 
+
DisplayPort count
n/d
 
4
Dual-link DVI support
+
 
+
HD сomponent video output
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported by FirePro W9100 and FirePro W7000, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
 
12.0 (11_1)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of FirePro W9100 and FirePro W7000. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

FirePro W9100 31.34 +212.2%
FirePro W7000 10.04

Passmark

FirePro W9100 7189 +65.8%
FirePro W7000 4335

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4502 −1%
 
4549 +1%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4502 −1%
 
4549 +1%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of FirePro W9100 and FirePro W7000. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
590 Mh/s +107%
 
285 Mh/s −107%
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
n/d
 
6 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good FirePro W9100 and FirePro W7000 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD FirePro W9100

212.2% faster (about 3 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (26 March 2014 vs 13 June 2012)
Wider memory bus (512 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (2816 vs 1280)
Higher memory bandwidth (320 vs 153.6 GB/s)
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Advantages of AMD FirePro W7000

Less power hungry (350 vs 750 watts)

So, FirePro W9100 or W7000?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD FirePro W9100.
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