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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro S9150 GeForce GTX 590 Mars II Asus Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 62% 33%
Hitman 3 111% 73%
Resident Evil 8 62% 33%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 48% 21%
FIFA 21 18% 33%
Grand Theft Auto VI 128% 87%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 44% 17%
Genshin Impact 62% 33%
Far Cry 6 135% 92%
The Medium 103% 66%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 Mars II Asus Edition are noticeably better than the AMD FirePro S9150.

The FirePro S9150 has a 118 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 590. This results in the FirePro S9150 providing 58.3 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 118 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 590, but the GTX 590 has 32 more Render Output Units than the FirePro S9150. As a result, the GTX 590 exhibits a 17.5 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 GTX 590, 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 GTX 590 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 13312 MB more video memory than the GTX 590, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GTX 590 has 64.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the FirePro S9150, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 590 is much better than the FirePro S9150.

The FirePro S9150 has 2816 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 590 Mars II Asus Edition has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro S9150 is 2534 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 590 is 801. The FirePro S9150 having 1733 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 590 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The FirePro S9150 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 590. This means that the FirePro S9150 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 590.

The FirePro S9150 requires 235 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 590 Mars II Asus Edition requires 499 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 700 Watts for the GTX 590, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the FirePro S9150. The GTX 590 requires 264 Watts more than the FirePro S9150 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 590 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 MHzvs782 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 2.0 Hawaii XT GLFermi GF110
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date01 Aug 2014vs01 Apr 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

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1600x900 - vs green tick
10
1920x1080 - vs green tick
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2560x1440 - vs green tick
6.8
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GPU Memory

Memory16384 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1002 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs768 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth320GB/secvs384.8GB/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 Units2816vs512
Actual Shader Performance100%vs39%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units176vs128
Texture Rate158.4 GTexel/svs100.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs96
Pixel Rate57.6 GPixel/svs75.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power235 Wattsvs499 Watts
Recommended PSU-700 Watts & 46 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.2vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.2vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Xeon E7-8890 v2vsIntel Core i7-2700K 4-Core 3.50GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs12 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution5760x1600vs2560x1600

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 590 Mars II Asus Edition is, just like GeForce GTX 590, a combination of two GeForce GTX 580 but with increased clock frequencies.
Just like GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 590 Mars II Asus Edition 3GB of video memory but Asus managed to increase the core-clock from 607MHz to 782MHz and the memory clock from 885MHz to 1002MHz. This huge over clock drastically increases the heat produced so "Twin oversized 120mm fans" were also included.
Benchmarks indicate the performance is about 15% better than the standard GeForce GTX 590.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
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