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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro S9150 GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 62% 178%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 48% 154%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 44% 146%
FIFA 21 18% 40%
Grand Theft Auto VI 128% 291%
Far Cry 6 135% 302%
Genshin Impact 62% 178%
Hitman 3 111% 262%
Watch Dogs Legion 57% 168%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 133% 298%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro S9150 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition.

The FirePro S9150 has a 250 MHz higher core clock speed and 120 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 470. This results in the FirePro S9150 providing 122 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 FirePro S9150 has a 250 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Render Output Units than the GTX 470. This results in the FirePro S9150 providing 31.6 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 S9150 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 470, and so the FirePro S9150 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 470 when running the latest games.

The FirePro S9150 has 15104 MB more video memory than the GTX 470, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the FirePro S9150 also has superior memory performance overall.

The FirePro S9150 has 184 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 470, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro S9150 is massively better than the GTX 470.

The FirePro S9150 has 2816 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition has 448. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro S9150 is 2534 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 470 is 582. The FirePro S9150 having 1952 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FirePro S9150 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 470.

The FirePro S9150 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 470. This means that the FirePro S9150 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 470.

The FirePro S9150 requires 235 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition requires 215 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 470, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the FirePro S9150. The FirePro S9150 requires 20 Watts more than the GTX 470 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the FirePro S9150 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 470.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed900 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 2.0 Hawaii XT GLFermi GF100-275-A3
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date01 Aug 2014vs01 Jun 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1920x1080 - vs green tick
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GPU Memory

Memory16384 MBvs1280 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs850 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs320 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth320GB/secvs136GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 640 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2816vs448
Actual Shader Performance100%vs28%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units176vs56
Texture Rate158.4 GTexel/svs36.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs40
Pixel Rate57.6 GPixel/svs26 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power235 Wattsvs215 Watts
Recommended PSU-550 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Xeon E7-8890 v2vsIntel Core i7-930 Quad 2.80GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution5760x1600vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewFirePro S9150 is a server GPU based on the 28nm GCN architecture.

It's based on the Hawaii XT Core (same used on Radeon R9 290X) and therefore offers 2816 Shader Processing Units, 176 TMUs and 64 ROPs on a 512-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked 900MHz while the memory clock operates at 1250MHZ.

Compared to Radeon R9 290X, its central unit is slightly lower and overall its gaming performance is lower than Radeon R9 290X because the latter benefits from certified gaming drivers which unlock the GCN's architecture potential while FirePro S9150 is made for professional applications. Therefore, expect its performance to be between 10% and 15% worse than Radeon R9 290X.
GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 470.
This edition comes with a dual-fan custom solution and overclocked out of the box in the central unit which was increased from 607MHz to 650MHz, while the operating memory clock is now of 850MHz, instead of 837MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
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