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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro S9150 Quadro 6000
Cyberpunk 2077 62% 269%
Hitman 3 111% 380%
Resident Evil 8 62% 269%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 48% 237%
FIFA 21 18% 86%
Grand Theft Auto VI 128% 419%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 44% 226%
Genshin Impact 62% 269%
Far Cry 6 135% 433%
The Medium 103% 360%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro S9150 are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro 6000.

The FirePro S9150 has a 326 MHz higher core clock speed and 120 more Texture Mapping Units than the Quadro 6000. This results in the FirePro S9150 providing 126.3 GTexel/s better texturing performance. 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 326 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the Quadro 6000. This results in the FirePro S9150 providing 30 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 S9150 was released over three years more recently than the Quadro 6000, 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 Quadro 6000 when running the latest games.

The FirePro S9150 has 10240 MB more video memory than the Quadro 6000, 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 176.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro 6000, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro S9150 is massively better than the Quadro 6000.

The FirePro S9150 has 2816 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro 6000 has 448. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro S9150 is 2534 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro 6000 is 514. The FirePro S9150 having 2020 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 Quadro 6000.

The FirePro S9150 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro 6000. This means that the FirePro S9150 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro 6000.

The FirePro S9150 requires 235 Watts to run and the Quadro 6000 requires 204 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the Quadro 6000, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the FirePro S9150. The FirePro S9150 requires 31 Watts more than the Quadro 6000 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 Quadro 6000.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed900 MHzvs574 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 2.0 Hawaii XT GLFermi GF100
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date01 Aug 2014vs10 Dec 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory16384 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs747 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth320GB/secvs143.4GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2816vs448
Actual Shader Performance100%vs25%
Texture Mapping Units176vs56
Texture Rate158.4 GTexel/svs32.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs48
Pixel Rate57.6 GPixel/svs27.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power235 Wattsvs204 Watts
Recommended PSU-600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.2vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Xeon E7-8890 v2vsIntel Core i7-975 Quad 3.33GHz Extreme
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.
Quadro 6000 is a high-end professional card based on the 40nm, Fermi architecture.

It's based on the Fermi GF100 GPU and thus offers 448 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 48 ROPs, on a 384-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 574MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 747MHz. It has a L2 Cache of 768KB and a rated board TDP of 204 Watts.

Despite exhibiting similarities to GeForce GTX 470, due to being under-clocked and because Quadro 6000's drivers are only certified for professional applications only, its gaming performance is up to 10% slower than GeForce GTX 470.
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