AMD Radeon R5 M420 vs FirePro M2000
Comparison of Radeon R5 M420 and FirePro M2000 architecture, market type and release date.
15 May 2016
1 July 2012
Radeon R5 M420 and FirePro M2000's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R5 M420 and FirePro M2000's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
17.1 GTexel / s
12 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon R5 M420 and FirePro M2000 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
n / a
PCIe 3.0 x8
PCIe 2.0 x16
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R5 M420 and FirePro M2000: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
16 GB / s
25.6 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R5 M420 and FirePro M2000.
APIs supported by Radeon R5 M420 and FirePro M2000, sometimes including their particular versions.
Video card benchmarks performance comparison
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R5 M420 and FirePro M2000. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
3DMark Vantage Performance
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R5 M420 and FirePro M2000. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Game benchmarks comparison (in FPS)
Let's see how good Radeon R5 M420 and FirePro M2000 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
ultra / 1080p
StarCraft 2 (2010)
low / 768p
ultra / 1080p
World of Warcraft (2005)
low / 600p
medium / 768p
high / 1024p
Advantages of AMD Radeon R5 M420
5% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (15 May 2016 vs 1 July 2012)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
Advantages of AMD FirePro M2000
More pipelines (480 vs 320)
Higher memory bandwidth (25.6 vs 16 GB/s)
OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
So, R5 M420 or FirePro M2000?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R5 M420 and AMD FirePro M2000. The differences in performance seem too small.
Be aware that Radeon R5 M420 is a notebook card while FirePro M2000 is a mobile workstation one.
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