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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro S9150 GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 62% 41%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 48% 29%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 44% 25%
Grand Theft Auto VI 128% 98%
FIFA 21 18% 29%
Genshin Impact 62% 41%
Far Cry 6 135% 104%
Hitman 3 111% 83%
Watch Dogs Legion 57% 36%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 133% 102%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition are very slightly better than the AMD FirePro S9150.

The GTX 680 has a 302 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro S9150, but the FirePro S9150 has 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 680. As a result, the FirePro S9150 exhibits a 4.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 680. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 680 has a 302 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro S9150, but the FirePro S9150 has 32 more Render Output Units than the GTX 680. As a result, the FirePro S9150 exhibits a 19.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 680. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The FirePro S9150 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 680, and so the FirePro S9150 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 680.

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 S9150 has 14336 MB more video memory than the GTX 680, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the FirePro S9150 also has superior memory performance overall.

The FirePro S9150 has 127.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 680, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro S9150 is massively better than the GTX 680.

The FirePro S9150 has 2816 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro S9150 is 2534 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 680 is 1946. The FirePro S9150 having 588 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FirePro S9150 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 680.

The FirePro S9150 requires 235 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition requires 195 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 680, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the FirePro S9150. The FirePro S9150 requires 40 Watts more than the GTX 680 to run. The difference is significant enough that the FirePro S9150 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 680.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed900 MHzvs1202 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1267 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 2.0 Hawaii XT GLKepler GK104-400-A2
OC Potential Good vs -
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date01 Aug 2014vs01 Oct 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900 - vs green tick
10
1920x1080 - vs green tick
8.9
2560x1440 - vs green tick
6.5
3840x2160 - vs green tick
4.9

GPU Memory

Memory16384 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth320GB/secvs192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2816vs1536
Actual Shader Performance100%vs94%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units176vs128
Texture Rate158.4 GTexel/svs153.9 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate57.6 GPixel/svs38.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs3
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power235 Wattsvs195 Watts
Recommended PSU-550 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.2vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.2vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Xeon E7-8890 v2vsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution5760x1600vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewFirePro S9150 is a server GPU based on the 28nm GCN architecture.

It's based on the Hawaii XT Core (same used on Radeon R9 290X) and therefore offers 2816 Shader Processing Units, 176 TMUs and 64 ROPs on a 512-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked 900MHz while the memory clock operates at 1250MHZ.

Compared to Radeon R9 290X, its central unit is slightly lower and overall its gaming performance is lower than Radeon R9 290X because the latter benefits from certified gaming drivers which unlock the GCN's architecture potential while FirePro S9150 is made for professional applications. Therefore, expect its performance to be between 10% and 15% worse than Radeon R9 290X.
GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition is a Special Edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 680. See the standard version for more information about it.
Compared to the standard version, GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition features an increased core-clock that was raised from 1006MHz to 1202MHz while the "Boost Clock" can now attain 1267MHz. A triple fan cooling system is also available.
The changes are impressive but there are no benchmarks available and so this GPU's rank is predicted.
It's worth mentioning this GPU does not offer any DVI Ports.
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