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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro V3750 Radeon HD 3850 AGP
Red Dead Redemption 2 1147% 937%
Halo: Reach 296% 229%
Cyberpunk 2077 1613% 1324%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1147% 937%
Doom Eternal 972% 791%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1613% 1324%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1806% 1484%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 669% 540%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1613% 1324%
Need For Speed Heat 1147% 937%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 3850 AGP are noticeably better than the AMD FirePro V3750.

The HD 3850 has a 118 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro V3750, but the FirePro V3750 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 3850. As a result, the FirePro V3750 exhibits a 6.9 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 3850. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 3850 has a 118 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the FirePro V3750. This results in the HD 3850 providing 6.3 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 FirePro V3750 was released less than a year after the HD 3850, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The HD 3850 has 256 MB more video memory than the FirePro V3750, 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 30.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the FirePro V3750, which means that the memory performance of the HD 3850 is noticeably better than the FirePro V3750.

Both the FirePro V3750 and the Radeon HD 3850 AGP have 320 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the HD 3850 is 214 and by the FirePro V3750 is 214. Knowing that the shader performance of the HD 3850 is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The FirePro V3750 requires 48 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 3850 AGP requires 75 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the FirePro V3750 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the HD 3850. The HD 3850 requires 27 Watts more than the FirePro V3750 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD 3850 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the FirePro V3750.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed550 MHzvs668 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRV730RV670 PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date11 Sep 2008vs03 Jan 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed700 MHzvs830 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth22.4GB/secvs53.1GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs320
Actual Shader Performance5%vs10%
Texture Mapping Units32vs16
Texture Rate17.6 GTexel/svs10.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate4.4 GPixel/svs10.7 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power48 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Wattsvs450 Watts & 28 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model4.1vs4.1
Open GL3.3vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

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.
Radeon 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.
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