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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro V9800 GeForce GTX 680
Cyberpunk 2077 250% 59%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 220% 46%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 210% 41%
FIFA 21 77% 20%
Watch Dogs Legion 238% 54%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 210% 41%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 402% 128%
Grand Theft Auto VI 393% 124%
Godfall 469% 158%
Genshin Impact 250% 59%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 are massively better than the AMD FirePro V9800.

The GeForce GTX 680 has a 156 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the FirePro V9800. This results in the GeForce GTX 680 providing 60.8 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 GeForce GTX 680 has a 156 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro V9800 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce GTX 680 providing 5 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 GeForce GTX 680 was released over a year more recently than the FirePro V9800, and so the GeForce GTX 680 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the FirePro V9800.

The FirePro V9800 has 2048 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 680, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GeForce GTX 680 has superior memory performance.

The GeForce GTX 680 has 45.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the FirePro V9800, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 680 is noticeably better than the FirePro V9800.

The FirePro V9800 has 1600 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 680 has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro V9800 is 884 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 680 is 1625. The GeForce GTX 680 having 741 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 680 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the FirePro V9800.

The FirePro V9800 requires 250 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 680 requires 195 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the FirePro V9800 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GeForce GTX 680. The FirePro V9800 requires 55 Watts more than the GeForce GTX 680 to run. The difference is significant enough that the FirePro V9800 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GTX 680.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs1006 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1058 MHz
ArchitectureCypress XTKepler GK104-400-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date01 Sep 2010vs22 Mar 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1150 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth147.2GB/secvs192.3GB/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 Units1600vs1536
Actual Shader Performance43%vs78%
Texture Mapping Units80vs128
Texture Rate68 GTexel/svs128.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate27.2 GPixel/svs32.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power250 Wattsvs195 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs550 Watts & 40 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.1vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewFirePro V9800 is a server GPU based on the 40nm Terascale 2 architecture.
It's based on the Cypress XT Core (same used on 5870) and therefore offers 1600 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs on a 256-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked 850MHz while the memory clock operates at 1150MHZ.
Compared to Radeon HD 5870, it features less memory bandwidth and due to being a Professional GPU developed for business purposes, it does not have the gaming optimized drivers support that desktop Radeon HD 5870 has. Therefore, expect its gaming performance to be up to 10% worse than Radeon HD 5870.
GeForce GTX 680 is a high-end Graphics Card based on the 28nm, Kepler architecture.
The Kepler architecture allows more SPUs but the Fermi SPUs (used on the 400 & 500 Series) are clocked twice as fast as the Kepler architecture. Therefore, don't let the large amount of Pipelines fool you, as the 1536 Pipelines are equivalent to 768 Pipelines, of the Fermi architecture.
GeForce GTX 680 features a 1006Mhz core-clock that can automatically set itself to 1058Mhz using a technology similar to the one used on Intel GPUs. Another huge surprise is the TDP that went from 244 Watts, to just 195 Watts, as two SPUs of the Kepler architecture consume 10% less power. However, the amount was doubled and so the power save is not as high as it could have been.
GeForce GTX 680 was the fastest single GPU of the world until Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition was released.
All games will run on the maximum settings smoothly.
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