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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro S10000 Radeon HD 8950 (OEM)
Red Dead Redemption 2 68% 75%
Doom Eternal 44% 51%
Cyberpunk 2077 130% 141%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 68% 75%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 3% 8%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 130% 141%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 130% 141%
Grand Theft Auto VI 156% 168%
Need For Speed Heat 68% 75%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 94% 93%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro S10000 are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 8950 (OEM).

The HD 8950 has a 25 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro S10000, but the FirePro S10000 has 112 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 8950. As a result, the FirePro S10000 exhibits a 89.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 8950. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 8950 has a 25 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro S10000, but the FirePro S10000 has 32 more Render Output Units than the HD 8950. As a result, the FirePro S10000 exhibits a 25.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 8950. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 8950 was released less than a year after the FirePro S10000, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The FirePro S10000 has 3072 MB more video memory than the HD 8950, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the FirePro S10000 also has superior memory performance overall.

The memory bandwidth of the FirePro S10000 and the Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) are the same, which means the FirePro S10000 and the HD 8950 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The FirePro S10000 has 3584 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) has 1792. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro S10000 is 2513 and the actual shader performance of the HD 8950 is 1658. The FirePro S10000 having 855 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FirePro S10000 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 8950.

The FirePro S10000 requires 375 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) requires 200 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the FirePro S10000 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 8950. The FirePro S10000 requires 175 Watts more than the HD 8950 to run. The difference is significant enough that the FirePro S10000 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 8950.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed825 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock-vs925 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Tahiti PROGCN 1.1 Tahiti PRO2
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date01 Nov 2012vs08 Jan 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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

GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth240GB/secvs240GB/sec
L2 Cache 768 KB green tick vs green tick 768 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units3584vs1792
Actual Shader Performance100%vs80%
Texture Mapping Units224vs112
Texture Rate184.8 GTexel/svs95.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate52.8 GPixel/svs27.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power375 Wattsvs200 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Watts & 46 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM12 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewFirePro S10000 is a server GFX based on the 28nm GCN architecture.
It's based on 2 Tahiti PRO Cores (same used on 7950) and therefore offers 1792 Shader Processing Units, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs on a 384-bit interface of fast GDDR5, per core. The central unit is clocked 825MHz while the memory clock operates at 1250MHZ.
Its gaming performance should be identical to a crossfire solution of 2 Radeon HD 7950 but lower as it does not benefit from certified gaming drivers which unlock the GCN's architecture potential.
FirePro S10000 is made for professional applications. Therefore, expect its gaming performance to be between 3% and 10% worse than Radeon HD 7950 Crossfire.
Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) is an OEM Only, High-End Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

The GCN 1.1 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture adds new important technologies and is largely oriented for energy efficiency. New technologies such as PowerTune and TrueAudio are the biggest additions as well as DirectX 11.2 support.

It equips a GPU Codenamed Tahiti PRO2 which has 28 Compute Units activated and thus offers 1792 Shader Processing Units, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 850MHz and goes up to 925MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU accesses a 3GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 384-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 1250MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 200W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.

Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) is a Direct Rebrand of Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition and performs exactly like it.

System Suggestions
Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Strong Processor (Intel Core i5 Quad Core/AMD FX Six Core) and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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