AMD Firepro W8000 and W9000 Professional Graphics Cards Reviewed

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Test System

We don’t do many professional graphics card reviews, so we don’t have actual ‘workstation’ to benchmark on. What we do have is an off the shelf CyberPowerPC Zeus 2500 SE PC, which is loaded up with the best mainstream hardware around, so it should do the job just fine. We’ll be testing out the AMD FirePro V8800, W8000 and W9000 in this system.

CyberPowerPC Zeus 2500 SE Inside

Our CyberPowerPC Zeus Thunder 2500SE Features:

  • Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Ivy Bridge CPU
  • Asetek 570LX 240mm CPU Water Cooler
  • Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Motherboard
  • 16GB DDR3 1600 (4 x 4GB) Memory w/ CL9 Timings
  • 1TB SATA III 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Drive 
  • 120GB Corsair Force GT SATA III 6Gb/s Solid-State Drive
  • LG 12x Blu-Ray Player & 24x DVD-R/-RW Dual Layer Optical Drive
  • Corsair TX850 V2 850 Watt Power Supply
  • NZXT Switch 810 Case (White)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
  • Xtreme Gear USB Keyboard & Mouse

As you can see, this system contains solid hardware and should easily power the programs we want to benchmark with. We then installed AMD FirePro Unified Driver Version 8.982.2 for Windows 7 64-bit and benchmarked three AMD FirePro profession graphics cards. GPU-Z v0.6.3 and v0.6.4 both do not correctly show the details on the FirePro W8000 and W9000 cards. The clock speeds are shown correctly though, as you can see in the screen captures below.

AMD FirePro V8800:

AMD FirePro V8800 GPU-Z

AMD FirePro W8000:

AMD FirePro W8000 GPU-Z

AMD FirePro W9000:

AMD FirePro W9000 GPU-Z
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