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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro D300 GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 190% 46%
Hitman 3 277% 90%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 165% 34%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 156% 29%
FIFA 21 46% 26%
Grand Theft Auto VI 308% 105%
Far Cry 6 319% 111%
Genshin Impact 190% 46%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 315% 109%
Battlefield 6 277% 90%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition are significantly better than the AMD FirePro D300.

The GTX 680 has a 335 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the FirePro D300. This results in the GTX 680 providing 80.1 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 GTX 680 has a 335 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro D300 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 680 providing 10.7 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 FirePro D300 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 680, and so the FirePro D300 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 680.

The GTX 680 has 2048 MB more video memory than the FirePro D300, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 680 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 680 has 32.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the FirePro D300, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 680 is noticeably better than the FirePro D300.

The FirePro D300 has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro D300 is 645 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 680 is 1806. The GTX 680 having 1161 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 680 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the FirePro D300.

The FirePro D300 requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition requires 195 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the FirePro D300 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 680. The GTX 680 requires 45 Watts more than the FirePro D300 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 680 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the FirePro D300.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed775 MHzvs1110 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1176 MHz
ArchitecturePitcairn XT GLKepler GK104-400-A2
OC Potential Good vs Good
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date18 Jan 2014vs01 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900 - vs green tick
10
1920x1080 - vs green tick
8.8
2560x1440 - vs green tick
6.4
3840x2160 - vs green tick
4.7

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth160GB/secvs192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs1536
Actual Shader Performance31%vs87%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs128
Texture Rate62 GTexel/svs142.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate24.8 GPixel/svs35.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs195 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 20 Ampsvs550 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.2vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewFirePro D300 is a workstation Graphics Card 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 775MHz while the memory clock operates at 1250MHZ.
It is thus considerably 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 D300 is made for professional applications. Therefore, expect its performance to be similar to Radeon HD 7850.
GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition is a Special Edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 680. See the standard version for more information about it.
Compared to the standard version, GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition features an increased core-clock that went from 1006MHz to 1110MHz and the turbo boost from 1100MHz to 1176MHz. The amount of memory was also increased from 2GB to 4GB, proving useful if gaming at high resolutions and using many image improving techniques, though we consider this excessive.
Expect a 9% performance boost when compared to the standard card.
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