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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro D700 Radeon R9 270X Crossfire
Cyberpunk 2077 111% 21%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 93% 11%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 87% 7%
Grand Theft Auto VI 197% 71%
FIFA 21 7% 39%
Genshin Impact 111% 21%
Far Cry 6 206% 76%
Hitman 3 175% 58%
Watch Dogs Legion 104% 17%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 203% 74%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 270X Crossfire are significantly better than the AMD FirePro D700.

The R9 270X has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the FirePro D700. This results in the R9 270X providing 51.2 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 150 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the FirePro D700. This results in the R9 270X providing 36.8 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 FirePro D700 was released less than a year after the R9 270X, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when 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 R9 270X has 1024 MB more video memory than the FirePro D700, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R9 270X also has superior memory performance overall.

The R9 270X has 94.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the FirePro D700, which means that the memory performance of the R9 270X is massively better than the FirePro D700.

The FirePro D700 has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro D700 is 1132 and the actual shader performance of the R9 270X is 2285. The R9 270X having 1153 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 D700.

The FirePro D700 requires 274 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire requires 360 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the FirePro D700 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the R9 270X. The R9 270X requires 86 Watts more than the FirePro D700 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 D700.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1050 MHz
ArchitectureTahiti XT GLGCN 1.1 Curacao XT (x2)
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date18 Jan 2014vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900 - green tick vs green tick -
1920x1080 - vs green tick
2560x1440 - green tick vs green tick -
3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1375 MHzvs1400 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth264GB/secvs358.4GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2048vs2560
Actual Shader Performance54%vs100%
Texture Mapping Units128vs160
Texture Rate108.8 GTexel/svs160 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs64
Pixel Rate27.2 GPixel/svs64 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power274 Wattsvs360 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 40 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewFirePro D700 is a workstation Graphics Card based on the 28nm GCN architecture.
It's based on the Tahiti XT GL (same used on Radeon HD 7970) and therefore offers 2048 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs, but on a 384-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked 850MHz while the memory clock operates at 1375MHZ.
It is thus considerably lower clocked and its gaming performance is even lower, as Radeon HD 7970 benefits from certified gaming drivers which unlock the GCN's architecture potential while FirePro D700 is made for professional applications. Therefore, expect its performance to be similar to Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition.
Radeon 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.
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