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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro S9150 Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire
Cyberpunk 2077 62% 33%
Hitman 3 111% 73%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 48% 22%
Resident Evil 8 62% 33%
FIFA 21 18% 33%
Grand Theft Auto VI 128% 87%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 44% 18%
Genshin Impact 62% 33%
The Medium 103% 66%
Far Cry 6 135% 92%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire are noticeably better than the AMD FirePro S9150.

The FirePro S9150 has a 70 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 6990, but the HD 6990 has 208 more Texture Mapping Units than the FirePro S9150. As a result, the HD 6990 exhibits a 160.3 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the FirePro S9150. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The FirePro S9150 has a 70 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 6990, but the HD 6990 has 64 more Render Output Units than the FirePro S9150. As a result, the HD 6990 exhibits a 48.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the FirePro S9150. 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 three years more recently than the HD 6990, and so the FirePro S9150 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 6990 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 S9150 has 8192 MB more video memory than the HD 6990, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the HD 6990 has superior memory performance.

The HD 6990 has 320 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the FirePro S9150, which means that the memory performance of the HD 6990 is massively better than the FirePro S9150.

The FirePro S9150 has 2816 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire has 6144. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro S9150 is 2534 and the actual shader performance of the HD 6990 is 5100. The HD 6990 having 2566 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 6990 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the FirePro S9150.

The FirePro S9150 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 6990. This means that the FirePro S9150 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 6990.

The FirePro S9150 requires 235 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire requires 750 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 1000 Watts for the HD 6990, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the FirePro S9150. The HD 6990 requires 515 Watts more than the FirePro S9150 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD 6990 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the FirePro S9150.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed900 MHzvs830 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 2.0 Hawaii XT GLTerascale 2 Antilles (x2)
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Aug 2014vs01 Mar 2011
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
9.2
2560x1440 - vs green tick
6.8
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GPU Memory

Memory16384 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs1024 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth320GB/secvs640GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2816vs6144
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units176vs384
Texture Rate158.4 GTexel/svs318.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs128
Pixel Rate57.6 GPixel/svs106.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs4
HDMI Connections0vs2
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power235 Wattsvs750 Watts
Recommended PSU-1000 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX11.2vs11
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.2vs4.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Xeon E7-8890 v2vsIntel Core i7-2600K 4-Core 3.40GHz
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.
Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon HD 6990 put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon HD 6990 to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is only up to 10% better than a single Radeon HD 6990 performing by itself but it might be worse (depending on whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) than a single Radeon HD 6990. Expect this combination to draw up to 750 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
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