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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition FirePro S9000
Cyberpunk 2077 220% 131%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 192% 111%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 183% 104%
Hitman 3 316% 200%
Grand Theft Auto VI 350% 224%
FIFA 21 61% 16%
Far Cry 6 363% 234%
Genshin Impact 220% 131%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 358% 231%
Watch Dogs Legion 208% 122%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro S9000 are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition.

The R7 260X has a 130 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro S9000, but the FirePro S9000 has 56 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 260X. As a result, the FirePro S9000 exhibits a 43.1 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R7 260X. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R7 260X has a 130 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro S9000, but the FirePro S9000 has 16 more Render Output Units than the R7 260X. As a result, the FirePro S9000 exhibits a 12.3 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R7 260X. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R7 260X was released over a year more recently than the FirePro S9000, and so the R7 260X is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the FirePro S9000.

The FirePro S9000 has 5120 MB more video memory than the R7 260X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the FirePro S9000 also has superior memory performance overall.

The FirePro S9000 has 168 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 260X, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro S9000 is massively better than the R7 260X.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition has 896 Shader Processing Units and the FirePro S9000 has 1792. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 784 and the actual shader performance of the FirePro S9000 is 1371. The FirePro S9000 having 587 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FirePro S9000 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 260X.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition requires 105 Watts to run and the FirePro S9000 requires 225 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 260X. The FirePro S9000 requires 120 Watts more than the R7 260X to run. The difference is significant enough that the FirePro S9000 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 260X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1030 MHzvs900 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire XTGCN 1.0 Tahiti PRO GL
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs01 Aug 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1375 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth96GB/secvs264GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 768 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs1792
Actual Shader Performance38%vs66%
Texture Mapping Units56vs112
Texture Rate57.7 GTexel/svs100.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate16.5 GPixel/svs28.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections1vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power105 Wattsvs225 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Amps-

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Fast-Middle-Class Radeon R7 260X v2, created by PowerColor.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1000MHz to 1030MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock

Frame Buffer

Cooling Solution

Benchmarks Indicate a 1% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R7 260X v2.
FirePro S9000 is a server GPU based on the 28nm GCN architecture.
It's based on the Tahiti PRO Core (same used on 7950) and therefore offers 1792 Shader Processing Units, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs on a 384-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked 900MHz while the memory clock operates at 1375MHZ.
Compared to Radeon HD 7950, its central unit is slightly higher clocked but overall its gaming performance is lower than Radeon HD 7950 because Radeon HD 7950 benefits from certified gaming drivers which unlock the GCN's architecture potential while FirePro S9000 is made for professional applications. Therefore, expect its performance to be between 1% and 5% worse than Radeon HD 7950.
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