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AMD FirePro W5000 100-505842 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFire Supported Workstation Video Card

  • FirePro W5000
  • 2GB GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16
  • 768 Stream Processors
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  • Gregory F.
  • 2/6/2015 3:40:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFirePro W5000 Reliability Problems

This review is from: AMD FirePro W5000 100-505842 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFire Supported Workstation Video Card

Pros: Good performance at a reasonable price point. Well suited for Solidworks 3D CAD or Adobe video editing applications like Premiere Pro and After Effects.

Cons: My FirePro W5000 graphics card worked well for the first month or so but I'm now having reliability problems. The graphics card is crashing often, especially when using a web browser like Firefox. Random color blocks often occur right before the user application window freezes or goes blank.

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  • James K.
  • 9/9/2014 8:51:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsAutodesk won't use Crossfire

This review is from: AMD FirePro W5000 100-505842 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFire Supported Workstation Video Card

Pros: Decent low end Workstation Card

Cons: -- Fan on one of two cards purchased was rubbing/noisy at first until it warmed up but this has worked itself out.
-- Even though card is Autodesk Certified - no pre-sales info indicated that Crossfire will not work on Adesk products - IOwords, purchasing two cards will not give dual GPU calculating advantage, nor the equivalent of 2x 2Gb (4Gb) of RAM. Not sure if Nvidia/Quadro SLI is supported.

Other Thoughts: If you shop for Nvidia/Quadro watch out for the ones that are proprietary cards for HP (going under the PNY brand).

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  • Marcus S.
  • 3/11/2014 3:45:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsPoor Support

This review is from: AMD FirePro W5000 100-505842 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFire Supported Workstation Video Card

Pros: Card Worked great with AutoCAD

Cons: There was a problem with different colored blocks showing up on web browsers.

Other Thoughts: I bought this card on an online auction from Newegg.com on 01-16-2014 and about a month later I stated getting different color block on the screen with other programs. I contacted support and I had to return the card to Canada my own expense (cost me $45.25). The reason I purchased this card is because I was told that the service us awesome for the workstation video cards If there is an issue. You can get way more card for less and I recommend staying away from AMD and ATI (its who made the card). The service is poor and it will cost you more in the long run if there is even a small problem.

This is a review for the AMD W5000 workstation video card and not Newegg.com

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  • Brian W.
  • 2/20/2014 5:01:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood, But Inconsistent

This review is from: AMD FirePro W5000 100-505842 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFire Supported Workstation Video Card

Pros: * Low power consumption
* Fantastic color rendering
* Quiet

Cons: * Artifacts on screen

Other Thoughts: I'm using 2 of these in CrossFireX mode. I could not be happier with the performance. I have a fairly small case (BitFenix Prodigy M), and an Adaptec 6405 just above the second card. There isn't a lot of room so the second card gets toasty and everything but my cards are water cooled so there's little air flow. When the second card has been operating at significant capacity (Solidworks, Rhinoceros; turbine assembly) the card will overheat and artifacts are all over the screen. This is my fault for not getting the card proper air flow. I'm getting 2 EK FirePro water blocks to add to the water cooling setup for these cards and that should permanently resolve this issue.

A small number of artifacts do appear in normal operation of Windows 7 Pro (x64). By normal operation, I mean web browsing, watching videos, working with spreadsheets, etc. It is for this that I docked an egg. The cards are not stressed at this point and I expect operation to be flawless.

On the up side, the color depth is impressive. I find even the icons on my desktop to be smoother compared to my W530 using the same monitors (NEC EA244WMi x2). Oh, and Skyrim looks phenomenal and is completely fluid (no mouse lag!) even with large textures and complex ENB mods. There is some flicker in game though as artifacts become present and then are drawn over correctly.

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  • Chris S.
  • 9/7/2013 10:22:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsmarginal performance

This review is from: AMD FirePro W5000 100-505842 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFire Supported Workstation Video Card

Pros: Works right out of the box. 30 bit color works great with Photoshop. Excellent with PTC Creo 2.0

Cons: My GTX 670 is faster in Solidworks 2013. I use Solidworks daily.
AutoCAD and Inventor are much slower with W5000, but no surprise there.

Other Thoughts: You need to know which software will benefit from a workstation card.

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  • Kevin A.
  • 5/12/2013 10:26:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLOUD FAN

This review is from: AMD FirePro W5000 100-505842 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFire Supported Workstation Video Card

Pros: I haven't had the card long enough to list the pros.

Cons: LOUD fan! VERY LOUD fan.

Other Thoughts: This is my first professional graphics card and I cannot believe the fan noise for such an expensive item. It is definitely from the card. Its quiet when my system boots up and gets louder as the workload increases. I have a quiet system that I built myself and the buzzing from this fan drives me nuts.

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  • Robert S.
  • 2/2/2013 3:34:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

This review is from: AMD FirePro W5000 100-505842 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFire Supported Workstation Video Card

Pros: This is the best video card I have ever owned. Bar none.

In Maya I can rotate around a fully textured 100 million polygon scene at 20 fps!

The color fidelity is indescribably better than any consumer card. Nearly silent when fully loaded and doesn't even need a separate power cord.

This thing puts every consumer card to shame in professional apps. Even a GTX 680 looks gimp in comparison.

The right tool for the job.

Cons: Ur kidding right?........

Other Thoughts: I was a little leary about plunking down 450 for a video card. You get what you pay for.

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  • John H.
  • 11/16/2012 7:59:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat 3d Cad Workstation Card

This review is from: AMD FirePro W5000 100-505842 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFire Supported Workstation Video Card

Pros: Very satisfactory workstation performance - great bang for the buck! Up to date connectivity. Multi-monitor support. Optimization for PTC Creo Parametric 3D Cad, transparency rendering. 120Mhz refresh rate.

Cons: None. It does what it does very well. I have no idea about gaming performance - don't care - but I suspect it is very competative.

Other Thoughts: I chose this graphics card for my new 3D CAD workstation running PTC Creo 2.0 Parametric under Win 7 Ultimate (system details below). What can I say other than it works great, very fluid model manipulation - I can grab a complex 3d model (aircraft) with my mouse and spin it wildly without any indication of lag or hesitation - renders at max settings in seconds - can find no cons for my application as this card gives me no reason to think about graphics performance.

For what it is worth, Windows Performance Monitor currently shows that my most complex Creo model currently consumes about half of the installed 32Gigs RAM.

WEI for both Aero and 3D Buisiness & Gaming Graphics = 7.7.

System Details:

ASUS P9X79WS Motherboard
Xeon E5-1620 Processor (Not Currently Overclocked)
Kingston 32Gig DDR3 1600 ECC (4X8g) RAM
Intel 520 series SSD
AMD W5000 Graphics
Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 Case
Corsair HX750 PSU
Intel Liquid Cooling Solution

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  • Noah P.
  • 11/5/2012 7:18:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsJust so so

This review is from: AMD FirePro W5000 100-505842 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFire Supported Workstation Video Card

Pros: Works out of the box. Haven't tried it with ARC GIS Desktop yet.

Cons: So so video playback on Windows 8.

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