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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro S9150 GeForce GTX 280
Cyberpunk 2077 62% 274%
Hitman 3 111% 386%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 48% 242%
The Medium 103% 366%
Resident Evil 8 62% 274%
FIFA 21 18% 88%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 44% 231%
Grand Theft Auto VI 128% 426%
Genshin Impact 62% 274%
Far Cry 6 135% 440%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro S9150 are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 280.

The FirePro S9150 has a 298 MHz higher core clock speed and 96 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 280. This results in the FirePro S9150 providing 110.2 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 298 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GTX 280. This results in the FirePro S9150 providing 38.3 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 GeForce GTX 280, 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 GeForce GTX 280 when running the latest games.

The FirePro S9150 has 15360 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 280, 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 178.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 280, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro S9150 is massively better than the GeForce GTX 280.

The FirePro S9150 has 2816 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 280 has 240. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro S9150 is 2534 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 280 is 332. The FirePro S9150 having 2202 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 GeForce GTX 280.

The FirePro S9150 transistor size technology is 37 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTX 280. This means that the FirePro S9150 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 280.

The FirePro S9150 requires 235 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 280 requires 236 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GeForce GTX 280, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the FirePro S9150. The GeForce GTX 280 requires 1 Watts more than the FirePro S9150 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GTX 280 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the FirePro S9150.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed900 MHzvs602 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 2.0 Hawaii XT GLTesla G200-302-A2
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date01 Aug 2014vs16 Jun 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

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

Memory16384 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1107 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth320GB/secvs141.7GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2816vs240
Actual Shader Performance100%vs16%
Technology28nmvs65nm
Texture Mapping Units176vs80
Texture Rate158.4 GTexel/svs48.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate57.6 GPixel/svs19.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power235 Wattsvs236 Watts
Recommended PSU-550 Watts & 40 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.2vs10.0
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.2vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Xeon E7-8890 v2vsIntel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs6 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution5760x1600vs1600x900

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.
Overview
GeForce GTX 280 is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Architecture
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed G200-302-A2 which has 10 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 240 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 602MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 512-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1107MHz.

Features
DirectX 10.0 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 236W, it requires at least a 550W PSU and it requires at least two 6-pin available connectors.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance on average with the lower positioned GeForce GTX 275.
It is therefore even faster than the Fermi based GeForce GTX 460 768MB.
Recommended CPU
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