AMD FirePro W9000
The FirePro W9000 is a GPU from AMD released in 2012. This chip has an average gaming score at 30% in our GPU benchmark.
The FirePro W9000 has 6 GiB of memory. More memory is beneficial when gaming at high resolutions as the memory needs to store the frame buffer and all the game textures. If you run out of memory, you will experience poor performance as the GPU needs to swap data in and out of the memory as it is used.
In terms of clock speed, the FirePro W9000 GPU core runs at a frequency of 975 MHz. The core clock is directly related to the performance of a GPU, the higher the clock, the more processing can be done per second. A higher clock does not guarantee better performance by itself, this also depends on the number of shading units and other elements of the pipeline.
As for rendering API support, the FirePro W9000 supports up to DirectX 11.1. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.2 features are supported. Newer APIs are usually more efficient, allowing for better performance in games and better graphical effects.
Power and thermals for the AMD FirePro W9000 are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 274 watts. This measures the amount of heat the GPU produces when running at 100%. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's a good estimate.
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