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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro W9100 Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 54% 154%
Hitman 3 100% 231%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 41% 133%
Resident Evil 8 54% 154%
FIFA 21 22% 28%
Grand Theft Auto VI 116% 258%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 36% 125%
Genshin Impact 54% 154%
The Medium 92% 217%
Far Cry 6 123% 268%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro W9100 are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition.

The HD 7850 has a 45 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro W9100, but the FirePro W9100 has 112 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 7850. As a result, the FirePro W9100 exhibits a 101.3 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 7850. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 7850 has a 45 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro W9100, but the FirePro W9100 has 32 more Render Output Units than the HD 7850. As a result, the FirePro W9100 exhibits a 28.3 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 7850. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The FirePro W9100 was released over a year more recently than the HD 7850, and so the FirePro W9100 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 7850.

The FirePro W9100 has 15360 MB more video memory than the HD 7850, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the FirePro W9100 also has superior memory performance overall.

The FirePro W9100 has 166.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 7850, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro W9100 is massively better than the HD 7850.

The FirePro W9100 has 2816 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition has 1024. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro W9100 is 2619 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7850 is 849. The FirePro W9100 having 1770 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FirePro W9100 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 7850.

The FirePro W9100 requires 290 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the FirePro W9100 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 7850. The FirePro W9100 has been recommended a PSU with 250 Watts more than the HD 7850. The difference is significant enough that the FirePro W9100 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 7850.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed930 MHzvs975 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 2.0 Hawaii XT GLGCN 1.0 Pitcairn PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date26 Mar 2014vs01 Jun 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

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1600x900 - vs green tick
8.5
1920x1080 - vs green tick
6.6
2560x1440 - vs green tick
4.9
3840x2160 - vs green tick
3.1

GPU Memory

Memory16384 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1200 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth320GB/secvs153.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2816vs1024
Actual Shader Performance100%vs41%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units176vs64
Texture Rate163.7 GTexel/svs62.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate59.5 GPixel/svs31.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power290 Watts-
Recommended PSU750 Watts & 42 Ampsvs500 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX11.2vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4960X 6-Core 3.60GHzvsIntel Core i5-3330 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM12 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe AMD Firepro W9100 is an enthusiast workstation.
The FirePro W9100 comes with a full Hawaii Core with 2816 SPUs, 176 TMUS, and 64 ROPS, on a 512-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. While the central unit runs at 930MHz, the memory clock operates 1250MHz. The impressive core wrenches over 5 TFLOPS of Single-Precision performance, and 2.67 TFLOPS of Double-Precision performance.
The Core stirs from the one used on Radeon R9 290X. Compared to it, its central unit is slightly under clocked but and so its gaming performance is lower than Radeon R9 290X and even more because the latter benefits from certified gaming drivers which unlock the GCN's architecture potential while FirePro W9100 is made for professional applications. Therefore, expect its performance to be between 3% and 7% worse than Radeon R9 290X.
Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition is a special edition of the powerful Radeon HD 7850. See the standard version for more information about it.
The differences include an increase on the core-clock that went from 860MHz to 975MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 7% boost when compared to the standard edition.
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