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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro W2100 Quadro FX 5600
Red Dead Redemption 2 873% 906%
Halo: Reach 209% 220%
Cyberpunk 2077 1236% 1282%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 873% 906%
Doom Eternal 736% 765%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1236% 1282%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1386% 1437%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 500% 520%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1236% 1282%
Need For Speed Heat 873% 906%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro W2100 are marginally better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 5600.

The FirePro W2100 was released over three years more recently than the Quadro FX 5600, and so the FirePro W2100 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Quadro FX 5600 when running the latest games.

The FirePro W2100 has 512 MB more video memory than the Quadro FX 5600, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The Quadro FX 5600 has 48 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the FirePro W2100, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is noticeably better than the FirePro W2100.

The FirePro W2100 has 320 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 5600 has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro W2100 is 185 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is 77. The FirePro W2100 having 108 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro FX 5600 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The FirePro W2100 transistor size technology is 62 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 5600. This means that the FirePro W2100 is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 5600. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the FirePro W2100 should consume less power than the Quadro FX 5600.

The FirePro W2100 requires 26 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 5600 requires 171 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the FirePro W2100 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Quadro FX 5600. The Quadro FX 5600 requires 145 Watts more than the FirePro W2100 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro FX 5600 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the FirePro W2100.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed630 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock680 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROG80GL
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date12 Aug 2014vs03 May 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1536 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs76.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs128
Actual Shader Performance9%vs4%
Texture Mapping Units20vs-
Texture Rate12.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate5 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power26 Wattsvs171 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 26 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
FirePro W2100 is a Professional Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the GCN Architecture.

The GCN 1.1 Release adds support for AMD's TrueAudio Technology which does calculations of audio effects "better" than the CPU and further improves the Powertune Technology.

It equips a GPU Codenamed Oland PRO which has 5 Compute Units activated and thus offers 320 Shader Processing Units, 20 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Operates at 630MHz and goes up to 680MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The memory clock operates at 900MHz.

DirectX 11.2 Support (11.1 Hardware Default) and support for Crossfire, PowerTune Technology, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, HD3D, ZeroCore Power and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 26W, it requires at least a 350W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

FirePro W2100 has a GPU configuration similar to Radeon R7 240 2GB. However, it is under-clocked and does not benefit from the game optimizations through its drivers.
As a result, it may perform over 15% worse than Radeon R7 240 2GB.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Modest Processor (Intel Core i3/AMD FX-4100) and 4GB of RAM for a system with FirePro W2100.
A revolutionary unified architecture, NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5600 and 4600 graphics boards deliver optimized application performance. Combining the industry's most advanced feature set, including largest frame buffers, with a C programming environment, Quadro solutions solve the most complex problems. The reference standard for Shader Model 4.0, Quadro FX 5600 and 4600 enables next generation applications with unprecedented image quality.
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