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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 270X Crossfire FirePro W9000
Cyberpunk 2077 21% 106%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 11% 89%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 7% 83%
Grand Theft Auto VI 71% 190%
FIFA 21 39% 4%
Genshin Impact 21% 106%
Far Cry 6 76% 199%
Hitman 3 58% 168%
Watch Dogs Legion 17% 99%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 74% 196%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 270X Crossfire are significantly better than the AMD FirePro W9000.

The R9 270X has a 25 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the FirePro W9000. This results in the R9 270X providing 35.2 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 R9 270X has a 25 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the FirePro W9000. This results in the R9 270X providing 32.8 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R9 270X was released over a year more recently than the FirePro W9000, and so the R9 270X is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the FirePro W9000.

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 2048 MB more video memory than the R9 270X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the R9 270X has superior memory performance.

The R9 270X has 94.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the FirePro W9000, which means that the memory performance of the R9 270X is massively better than the FirePro W9000.

The Radeon R9 270X Crossfire has 2560 Shader Processing Units and the FirePro W9000 has 2048. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 270X is 2285 and the actual shader performance of the FirePro W9000 is 1298. The R9 270X having 987 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 270X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the FirePro W9000.

The Radeon R9 270X Crossfire requires 360 Watts to run and the FirePro W9000 requires 274 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the R9 270X and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the FirePro W9000. The R9 270X requires 86 Watts more than the FirePro W9000 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 270X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the FirePro W9000.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs975 MHz
Boost Clock1050 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Curacao XT (x2)Tahiti XT
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs01 Aug 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed1400 MHzvs1375 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth358.4GB/secvs264GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2560vs2048
Actual Shader Performance100%vs62%
Texture Mapping Units160vs128
Texture Rate160 GTexel/svs124.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate64 GPixel/svs31.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power360 Wattsvs274 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Wattsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R9 270X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 270X put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon R9 270X to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to x% better than a single Radeon R9 270X performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single Radeon R9 270X. Expect this combination to draw up to 360 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
FirePro 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.
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