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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FireGL Z1 Radeon 9250
Red Dead Redemption 2 4720% 9540%
Halo: Reach 1432% 2963%
Cyberpunk 2077 6522% 13143%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4720% 9540%
Doom Eternal 4044% 8188%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6522% 13143%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7265% 14630%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2873% 5846%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 6522% 13143%
Need For Speed Heat 4720% 9540%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FireGL Z1 are significantly better than the AMD Radeon 9250.

The Radeon 9250 was released over a year more recently than the FireGL Z1, and so the Radeon 9250 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the FireGL Z1.

Both GPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful GPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The FireGL Z1 and the Radeon 9250 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The FireGL Z1 has 6.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon 9250, which means that the memory performance of the FireGL Z1 is marginally better than the Radeon 9250.

Both the FireGL Z1 and the Radeon 9250 have 4 Shader Processing Units. The two GPUs are based on different architectures, but deliver an equivalent shader performance. To compare, we must continue to look at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, we sadly do not have enough data in this area to complete the comparison.

We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the FireGL Z1.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed325 MHzvs240 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
Architecture-RV280
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date21 Nov 2002vs02 Jan 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed310 MHzvs200 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth9.9GB/secvs3.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
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Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2048x1536vs2048x1536
VGA Connections-vs1
DVI Connections-vs1
HDMI Connections-vs0
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GPU Features

DirectX9vs8.1
Shader Model-vs1.4
Open GL2.0vs1.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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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.
The Radeon R200 is the second generation of Radeon graphics chips from ATI Technologies. The architecture features 3D acceleration based upon Microsoft Direct3D 8.0 and OpenGL 1.3, a major improvement in features and performance compared to the preceding Radeon R100 design. The GPU also includes 2D GUI acceleration, video acceleration, and multiple display outputs. 'R200' refers to the development codename of the initially released GPU of the generation. It is the basis for a variety of other succeeding products.
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