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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro S9150 GeForce GTX 660 SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 62% 34%
Hitman 3 111% 75%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 48% 23%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 44% 19%
FIFA 21 18% 32%
Grand Theft Auto VI 128% 89%
Far Cry 6 135% 94%
Genshin Impact 62% 34%
Battlefield 6 111% 75%
Resident Evil 8 62% 34%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 SLI are noticeably better than the AMD FirePro S9150.

The GTX 660 has a 80 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro S9150, but the FirePro S9150 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 660. As a result, the FirePro S9150 exhibits a 1.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 660. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 660 has a 80 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro S9150, but the FirePro S9150 has 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 660. As a result, the FirePro S9150 exhibits a 10.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 660. 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 660, 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 660.

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 12288 MB more video memory than the GTX 660, 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 31.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 660, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro S9150 is noticeably better than the GTX 660.

The FirePro S9150 has 2816 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 660 SLI has 1920. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro S9150 is 2534 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 660 is 1983. The FirePro S9150 having 551 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FirePro S9150 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 660.

The FirePro S9150 requires 235 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 660 SLI requires 280 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 660, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the FirePro S9150. The GTX 660 requires 45 Watts more than the FirePro S9150 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 660 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the FirePro S9150.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed900 MHzvs980 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1033 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 2.0 Hawaii XT GLKepler GK106-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date01 Aug 2014vs01 Sep 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1920x1080 - vs green tick
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GPU Memory

Memory16384 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth320GB/secvs288.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 768 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2816vs1920
Actual Shader Performance100%vs95%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units176vs160
Texture Rate158.4 GTexel/svs156.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs48
Pixel Rate57.6 GPixel/svs47 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs4
HDMI Connections0vs2
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power235 Wattsvs280 Watts
Recommended PSU-600 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX11.2vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.2vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
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 660 SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 660 put together using NVIDIA'S SLI technology.
SLI relies a lot on proper driver support and may cause micro stuttering in FPS below 30. This means this combination might even perform worse than a single GTX 660.
The optimal performance it delivers is largely better than a single GeForce GTX 680.
Therefore, this combination is sufficient for gaming at 1080p and most demanding games can be played at the highest settings.
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