In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro W7000 are noticeably better than the Nvidia Tesla C2075.
The FirePro W7000 was released less than a year after the Tesla C2075, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.
The Tesla C2075 has 2048 MB more video memory than the FirePro W7000, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.
The FirePro W7000 has 9.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Tesla C2075, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro W7000 is marginally better than the Tesla C2075.
The FirePro W7000 has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the Tesla C2075 has 448. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro W7000 is 790 and the actual shader performance of the Tesla C2075 is 515. The FirePro W7000 having 275 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FirePro W7000 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Tesla C2075.
The FirePro W7000 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Tesla C2075. This means that the FirePro W7000 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Tesla C2075.
The FirePro W7000 requires 150 Watts to run and the Tesla C2075 requires 247 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Tesla C2075, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the FirePro W7000. The Tesla C2075 requires 97 Watts more than the FirePro W7000 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Tesla C2075 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the FirePro W7000.
FirePro W7000 is a server GPU based on the 28nm GCN architecture.
It's based on the Pitcairn XT Core (same used on 7870) and therefore offers 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs on a 256-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked 950MHz while the memory clock operates at 1200MHZ.
Compared to Radeon HD 7870, its central unit is slightly lower clocked and its gaming performance is even lower, as Radeon HD 7870 benefits from certified gaming drivers which unlock the GCN's architecture potential while FirePro W7000 is made for professional applications. Therefore, expect its performance to be between 10% and 15% worse than Radeon HD 7870.
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