In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro W5000 are marginally better than the AMD FirePro V7800.
The FirePro W5000 was released over a year more recently than the FirePro V7800, and so the FirePro W5000 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the FirePro V7800.
The FirePro W5000 and the FirePro V7800 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.
The FirePro V7800 has 25.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the FirePro W5000, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro V7800 is slightly better than the FirePro W5000.
The FirePro W5000 has 768 Shader Processing Units and the FirePro V7800 has 1440. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro W5000 is 412 and the actual shader performance of the FirePro V7800 is 655. The FirePro V7800 having 243 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FirePro V7800 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the FirePro W5000.
The FirePro W5000 requires 75 Watts to run and the FirePro V7800 requires 138 Watts. The FirePro V7800 requires 63 Watts more than the FirePro W5000 to run. The difference is significant enough that the FirePro V7800 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the FirePro W5000.
FirePro W5000 is a server GPU based on 28nm the GCN architecture.
It's based on the Pitcairn LE Core (technically a halved Tahiti LE Core) and therefore offers 768 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 32 ROPs on a 256-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked 825MHz while the memory clock operates at 800MHZ.
Its gaming performance is expected to be only slightly above Radeon HD 7770, despite its higher count SPU, as the HD 7000 Series GPUs benefit from certified gaming drivers which unlock the GCN's architecture potential while FirePro W5000 is made for professional applications. Therefore, expect its performance to be between 1% and 5% better than Radeon HD 7770.
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The ATI FirePro V7800 is ideally suited for professionals who work on complex models and visual effects and need to meet the requirements of demanding visualization jobs.
The ATI FirePro V7800 features three independent video outputs (two DisplayPort and one dual-link DVI) with ATI Eyefinity technology and less than 150W max board power in a single slot.