AMD FirePro W9000 vs NVIDIA Quadro K5200

Price now 357$
Games supported 79%
NVIDIA Quadro K5200
NVIDIA Quadro K5200
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 667 MHz
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6008 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
AMD FirePro W9000
FirePro W9000
  • 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
Price now 946$
Games supported 80%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating259252
Value for money8.793.54
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)GCN 1.0 (2012−2020)
GPU code nameGK110BTahiti
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date22 July 2014
(8 years old)
14 June 2012
(10 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,699.74 $3,999
Current price$357 (0.2x MSRP)$946 (0.2x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores23042048
Core clock speed667 MHz975 MHz
Boost clock speed771 MHzno data
Number of transistors7,080 million4,313 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Watt350 Watt
Texture fill rate148.0124.8
Floating-point performance3,553 gflops3,994 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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 supportno dataPCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length267 mm279 mm
Form factorno datafull height / full length
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount8 GB6 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit384 Bit
Memory clock speed6008 MHz5500 MHz
Memory bandwidth192.3 GB/s264 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 2x DisplayPort6x mini-DisplayPort, 1x SDI
StereoOutput3Dno data1
Dual-link DVI supportno data1

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_1)12 (11_1)
Shader Model5.15.1
CUDA3.5no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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.

Quadro K5200 15.15
FirePro W9000 15.64
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL


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%

Quadro K5200 5947
FirePro W9000 6138

FirePro W9000 outperforms Quadro K5200 by 3% in Passmark.

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%

Quadro K5200 16029
FirePro W9000 31775

FirePro W9000 outperforms Quadro K5200 by 98% in GeekBench 5 OpenCL.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro K5200 and FirePro W9000. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 226 Mh/s 460 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 15.15 15.64
Recency 22 July 2014 14 June 2012
Cost $1699.74 $3999
Memory bus width 256 384
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2304 2048
Memory bandwidth 192.3 264
Thermal design power (TDP) 150 Watt 350 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA Quadro K5200
Quadro K5200


AMD FirePro W9000
FirePro W9000

The differences in performance seem too small.

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Competitors of Quadro K5200 by AMD

According to our data, the nearest equivalent to Quadro K5200 by AMD is FirePro W7100, which is slower by 3% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

AMD FirePro W7100 FirePro W7100

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro K5200:

FirePro W9000 103.23
Quadro K5200 100

Competitors of FirePro W9000 by NVIDIA

According to our data, the nearest equivalent to FirePro W9000 by NVIDIA is Quadro K5200, which is slower by 3% and lower by 7 positions in our rating.

NVIDIA Quadro K5200 Quadro K5200

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to FirePro W9000:

Tesla K80 114.39
Quadro M4000 107.54
Quadro T1000 106.78
FirePro W9000 100
Quadro K5200 96.87
Tesla K20m 70.52

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User rating

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