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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FireGL V5100 GeForce 6800 XT
Cyberpunk 2077 2474% 3398%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2254% 3100%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2178% 2996%
FIFA 21 1198% 1665%
Watch Dogs Legion 2383% 3275%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2178% 2996%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 3590% 4915%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3522% 4823%
Godfall 4080% 5581%
Genshin Impact 2474% 3398%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FireGL V5100 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 6800 XT.

The GeForce 6800 XT was released less than a year after the FireGL V5100, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce 6800 XT has 128 MB more video memory than the FireGL V5100, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce 6800 XT also has superior memory performance overall.

The memory bandwidth of the FireGL V5100 and the GeForce 6800 XT are the same, which means the FireGL V5100 and the GeForce 6800 XT have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The FireGL V5100 has 6 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6800 XT has 12. However, the actual shader performance of the FireGL V5100 is 2 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6800 XT is 4. The GeForce 6800 XT having 2 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the FireGL V5100 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the FireGL V5100.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed450 MHzvs337 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jan 2005vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed350 MHzvs350 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth11.2GB/secvs11.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units6vs12
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2048x1536vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
Recommended PSU300 Watts-

GPU Features

Shader Model3.0vs3.0
Open GL2.0vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe FireGL line is designed for multimedia content creation programs, such as 3DS Max, mechanical engineering design software such as Solidworks, and civil engineering architectural software such as Chief Architect, whereas Radeon counterparts are suited towards video games. FireGL drivers were built with maximum image quality and pixel precision, with CAD specific functionalities such as the recently introduced AutoDetection Technology to tune the parameters inside the driver to achieve maximum performance for predefined list of software. However, because the drivers are also based on the Catalyst drivers made for the Radeon line, it makes them suitable for gaming, at the expense of probable compatibility issues with the very latest games due to the age of the drivers, with FireGL cards in theory pushing more data than their Radeon gaming counterparts
The ATI FireGL range of video cards, renamed to FirePro 3D in late 2008, is the series specifically for CAD (Computer Aided Design) and DCC (Digital Content Creation) software, usually found in workstations.
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