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Game FirePro V5800 Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Dual-X 4GB OC Edition

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Dual-X 4GB OC Edition are massively better than the AMD FirePro V5800.

The R9 270X has a 320 MHz higher core clock speed and 40 more Texture Mapping Units than the FirePro V5800. This results in the R9 270X providing 53.6 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 320 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the FirePro V5800. This results in the R9 270X providing 21.4 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 three years more recently than the FirePro V5800, and so the R9 270X is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the FirePro V5800 when running the latest games.

The R9 270X has 3072 MB more video memory than the FirePro V5800, 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 115.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the FirePro V5800, which means that the memory performance of the R9 270X is massively better than the FirePro V5800.

The FirePro V5800 has 800 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Dual-X 4GB OC Edition has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro V5800 is 364 and the actual shader performance of the R9 270X is 1164. The R9 270X having 800 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 V5800.

The R9 270X transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the FirePro V5800. This means that the R9 270X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the FirePro V5800.

The FirePro V5800 requires 74 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Dual-X 4GB OC Edition requires 180 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the FirePro V5800 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R9 270X. The R9 270X requires 106 Watts more than the FirePro V5800 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 V5800.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs1020 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1070 MHz
ArchitectureEvergreen Juniper XT GLGCN 1.1 Curacao XT
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date26 Apr 2010vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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1920x1080 - vs green tick
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1400 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth64GB/secvs179.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units800vs1280
Actual Shader Performance18%vs56%
Texture Mapping Units40vs80
Texture Rate28 GTexel/svs81.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate11.2 GPixel/svs32.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power74 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs500 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

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Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewFirePro V5800 is a professional graphics card based on the 40nm Terascale 2 architecture.
It's based on the Juniper XT Core (same used on Radeon HD 6770) and therefore offers 800 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs on a 128-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked 700MHz while the memory clock operates at 1000MHZ.
Compared to Radeon HD 6770, its central unit is underclocked and overall its gaming performance is even lower than Radeon HD 6770 because the latter benefits from certified gaming drivers which unlock the Terascale's architecture potential while FirePro W5800 is made for professional applications. Therefore, expect its performance to be between 7% and 10% worse than Radeon HD 6770.
Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Dual-X 4GB OC Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 270X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "Vapor-X", which reduces the card's temperature under load, significantly and comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that was increased from 1000MHz to 1020MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 1070MHz.
Furthermore, the card has twice as much memory when compared to the reference card. However, this card will not benefit from extra memory and thus such feature ends up being useless.
Expect little or no performance boost over the standard edition and exactly the same performance as "Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Dual-X 2GB OC Edition"
Recommended CPU-Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2
Intel Core i7-2600S 4-Core 2.8GHz
Intel Core i3-7320 2-Core 4.1GHz
Intel Core i5-2550K 3.4GHz
Intel Core i5-4460S 2.9GHz
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