Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro W9000 GeForce GTX 580 CoD: Black Ops Edition
Grand Theft Auto V 11% 11%
The Witcher III 35% 34%
Batman: Arkham Knight 79% 78%
Fallout 4 11% 11%
Assassins Creed: Syndicate 59% 58%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 4% 3%
FIFA 16 42% 42%
ARK: Survival Evolved 11% 11%
Mortal Kombat X 11% 11%
Skyforge 29% 29%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 CoD: Black Ops Edition are marginally better than the AMD FirePro W9000.

The FirePro W9000 has a 178 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 580. This results in the FirePro W9000 providing 73.8 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The FirePro W9000 has a 178 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 580, but the GTX 580 has 16 more Render Output Units than the FirePro W9000. As a result, the GTX 580 exhibits a 7.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the FirePro W9000. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The FirePro W9000 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 580, and so the FirePro W9000 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The FirePro W9000 has 4608 MB more video memory than the GTX 580, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the FirePro W9000 also has superior memory performance overall.

The FirePro W9000 has 67.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 580, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro W9000 is much better than the GTX 580.

The FirePro W9000 has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 580 CoD: Black Ops Edition has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro W9000 is 1298 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 580 is 816. The FirePro W9000 having 482 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FirePro W9000 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 580.

The FirePro W9000 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 580. This means that the FirePro W9000 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 580. As they exhibit similar graphical performance, the FirePro W9000 should consume less power than the GTX 580.

The FirePro W9000 requires 274 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 580 CoD: Black Ops Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the FirePro W9000.

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GPU Core Details

Core Speed975 MHzvs797 MHz
ArchitectureTahiti XTFermi GF110-375-A1
Notebook GPUnono
Release Date01 Aug 201201 Nov 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs1536 MB
Memory Speed1375 MHzvs1025 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth264GB/secvs196.8GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 768 KB

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2048vs512
Actual Shader Performance1298vs816
Texture Mapping Units128vs64
Texture Rate124.8 GTexel/svs51 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs48
Pixel Rate31.2 GPixel/svs38.3 GPixel/s

GPU Display Tech

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.2vs4.2
Max Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power274 Watts-

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Recommended Screen Size1920x10801920x1080
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Amps-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewFirePro W9000 is a server GPU based on the 28nm GCN architecture.
It's based on the Tahiti XT Core (same used on 7970) and therefore offers 2048 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs on a 384-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked 975MHz while the memory clock operates at 1375MHZ.
Compared to Radeon HD 7970, its central unit is slightly higher clocked but overall its gaming performance is lower than Radeon HD 7970 because Radeon HD 7970 benefits from certified gaming drivers which unlock the GCN's architecture potential while FirePro W9000 is made for professional applications. Therefore, expect its performance to be between 1% and 3% worse than Radeon HD 7970.
GeForce GTX 580 CoD: Black Ops Edition is a special edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 580. See the standard version for more information about it.
The differences include increased memory and core clocks, from 1002MHz to 1025MHz and from 772MHz to 797MHz, respectively. It also includes a better cooling system to reduce the heat that resulted from the huge overclocking.
There are no benchmarks available and so we predict an increase in performance of around 1,5% considering the available data but this GPU's rank is subject to change.
All games, including demanding one's, will run on the highest settings.
Recommended CPU-AMD Opteron 6172
AMD FX-8370E
AMD FX-6350
Intel Core i5-3340S 2.8GHz
Intel Core i5-4590T 2.0GHz
Possible GPU Upgrades-Radeon HD 8990 (OEM)
Radeon HD 7990
GeForce GTX 970 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition
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