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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro S9150 Radeon R7 265 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition Crossfire
Cyberpunk 2077 62% 41%
Hitman 3 111% 84%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 48% 29%
The Medium 103% 76%
Resident Evil 8 62% 41%
FIFA 21 18% 29%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 44% 25%
Grand Theft Auto VI 128% 99%
Genshin Impact 62% 41%
Far Cry 6 135% 104%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 265 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition Crossfire are very slightly better than the AMD FirePro S9150.

The FirePro S9150 and the R7 265 have the same core clock speed of 900 MHz, but the FirePro S9150 has 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 265. As a result, the FirePro S9150 exhibits a 43.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R7 265. 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 and the R7 265 have both the same core clock speed and the same Pixel Fill Rate. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The FirePro S9150 was released less than a year after the R7 265, 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 S9150 has 12288 MB more video memory than the R7 265, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the R7 265 has superior memory performance.

The R7 265 has 38.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the FirePro S9150, which means that the memory performance of the R7 265 is noticeably better than the FirePro S9150.

The FirePro S9150 has 2816 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 265 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition Crossfire has 2048. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro S9150 is 2534 and the actual shader performance of the R7 265 is 1231. The FirePro S9150 having 1303 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the R7 265 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The FirePro S9150 requires 235 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 265 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition Crossfire requires 300 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the R7 265, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the FirePro S9150. The R7 265 requires 65 Watts more than the FirePro S9150 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R7 265 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 MHzvs900 MHz
Boost Clock-vs925 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 2.0 Hawaii XT GLPitcairn PRO
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Aug 2014vs13 Feb 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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1600x900 - green tick vs green tick -
1920x1080 - vs green tick
2560x1440 - green tick vs green tick -
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GPU Memory

Memory16384 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1400 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth320GB/secvs358.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2816vs2048
Actual Shader Performance100%vs59%
Texture Mapping Units176vs128
Texture Rate158.4 GTexel/svs115.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate57.6 GPixel/svs57.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power235 Wattsvs300 Watts
Recommended PSU-650 Watts & 24 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.2vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Xeon E7-8890 v2vsIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz
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 R7 265 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R7 265 Sapphire Dual-X 2GB Edition put together using AMD's Crossfire technology.
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