AMD Radeon R5 M420 vs FirePro M2000

AMD Radeon R5 M420
AMD FirePro M2000

General info

Comparison of Radeon R5 M420 and FirePro M2000 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN
 
Terascale 2
Code name
Jet
 
Turks
Type
Laptop
 
Mobile workstation
Release date
15 May 2016
 
1 July 2012

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
320
 
480
Core clock speed
780 MHz
 
500 MHz
Transistor count
1,040 million
 
716 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
n/d
 
33 Watt
Texture fill rate
17.1 GTexel / s
 
12 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
547.2 gflops
 
480.0 gflops

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.
Laptop size
n/d
 
medium sized
Bus support
n/d
 
n / a
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Form factor
n/d
 
chip-down

Memory specs

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.
Memory type
DDR3
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
2000 MHz
 
3200 MHz
Memory bandwidth
16 GB / s
 
25.6 GB / s
Shared memory
n/d
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R5 M420 and FirePro M2000.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
StereoOutput3D
-
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R5 M420 and FirePro M2000, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
11.1
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.4

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
3.18 +5%
 
3.03 −5%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
n/d
 
841
3DMark Vantage Performance
n/d
 
3956
Passmark
545
 
n/d

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R5 M420 and FirePro M2000. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
44 Mh/s

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
n/d
 
0.01
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
n/d
 
71
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
24
StarCraft 2 (2010)
low / 768p
n/d
 
176
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
12
World of Warcraft (2005)
low / 600p
n/d
 
98
medium / 768p
n/d
 
57
high / 1024p
n/d
 
18

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)
StereoOutput3D

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.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon R5 M420 and FirePro M2000, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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