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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro W2100 GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 927% 178%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 840% 154%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 809% 146%
FIFA 21 418% 40%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1345% 291%
Hitman 3 1236% 262%
Genshin Impact 927% 178%
Far Cry 6 1386% 302%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1373% 298%
Watch Dogs Legion 891% 168%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition are massively better than the AMD FirePro W2100.

The GTX 470 has a 20 MHz higher core clock speed and 36 more Texture Mapping Units than the FirePro W2100. This results in the GTX 470 providing 23.8 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 470 has a 20 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the FirePro W2100. This results in the GTX 470 providing 21 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 W2100 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 470, and so the FirePro W2100 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 W2100 has 768 MB more video memory than the GTX 470, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GTX 470 has superior memory performance.

The GTX 470 has 107.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the FirePro W2100, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 470 is massively better than the FirePro W2100.

The FirePro W2100 has 320 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition has 448. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro W2100 is 185 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 470 is 582. The GTX 470 having 397 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 470 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the FirePro W2100.

The FirePro W2100 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 470. This means that the FirePro W2100 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 470.

The FirePro W2100 requires 26 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition requires 215 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the FirePro W2100 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 470. The GTX 470 requires 189 Watts more than the FirePro W2100 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 470 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the FirePro W2100.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed630 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock680 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROFermi GF100-275-A3
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date12 Aug 2014vs01 Jun 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
3.7
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8.2
1920x1080
2.8
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6.3
2560x1440
2.1
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4.6
3840x2160
1.4
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1280 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs850 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs320 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs136GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 640 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs448
Actual Shader Performance9%vs28%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units20vs56
Texture Rate12.6 GTexel/svs36.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs40
Pixel Rate5 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 Power26 Wattsvs215 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 26 Ampsvs550 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-930 Quad 2.80GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
FirePro W2100 is a Professional Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the GCN Architecture.

Architecture
The GCN 1.1 Release adds support for AMD's TrueAudio Technology which does calculations of audio effects "better" than the CPU and further improves the Powertune Technology.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Oland PRO which has 5 Compute Units activated and thus offers 320 Shader Processing Units, 20 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Operates at 630MHz and goes up to 680MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The memory clock operates at 900MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.2 Support (11.1 Hardware Default) and support for Crossfire, PowerTune Technology, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, HD3D, ZeroCore Power and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 26W, it requires at least a 350W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
FirePro W2100 has a GPU configuration similar to Radeon R7 240 2GB. However, it is under-clocked and does not benefit from the game optimizations through its drivers.
As a result, it may perform over 15% worse than Radeon R7 240 2GB.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Modest Processor (Intel Core i3/AMD FX-4100) and 4GB of RAM for a system with FirePro W2100.
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.
Recommended CPU
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