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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 3850 AGP FireGL V7200
Red Dead Redemption 2 937% 1151%
Cyberpunk 2077 1324% 1619%
Doom Eternal 791% 976%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 540% 672%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 937% 1151%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1324% 1619%
FIFA 20 452% 567%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1484% 1812%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1324% 1619%
Need For Speed Heat 937% 1151%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 3850 AGP are noticeably better than the AMD FireGL V7200.

The HD 3850 was released over a year more recently than the FireGL V7200, and so the HD 3850 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the FireGL V7200.

The HD 3850 has 256 MB more video memory than the FireGL V7200, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the HD 3850 also has superior memory performance overall.

The HD 3850 has 11.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the FireGL V7200, which means that the memory performance of the HD 3850 is slightly better than the FireGL V7200.

The Radeon HD 3850 AGP has 320 Shader Processing Units and the FireGL V7200 has 8. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 3850 is 214 and the actual shader performance of the FireGL V7200 is 3. The HD 3850 having 211 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 3850 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the FireGL V7200.

The Radeon HD 3850 AGP requires 75 Watts to run and the FireGL V7200 requires 450 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the HD 3850 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the FireGL V7200. The FireGL V7200 requires 375 Watts more than the HD 3850 to run. The difference is significant enough that the FireGL V7200 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 3850.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed668 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRV670 PRO-
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date03 Jan 2008vs24 Apr 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed830 MHzvs650 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth53.1GB/secvs41.6GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs8
Actual Shader Performance10%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate10.7 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs-
Pixel Rate10.7 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2048x1536
VGA Connections0vs2
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs450 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 28 Ampsvs300 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model4.1vs3.0
Open GL3.3vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 3850 AGP is a variant of the high-end Radeon HD 3850 based on the 55nm, second unified shader architecture, R600. Check its page to know more about its Core.
Compared to Radeon HD 3850, it features twice as much video memory and an AGP 8X Bus Interface. Benchmarks indicate the double sized frame buffer benefits this GPU largely and so its performance is up to 8% better than the reference Radeon HD 3850.
Today's modern games should run fluently at medium settings but with modest resolutions. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
The 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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