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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro S9050 Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 131% 220%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 111% 192%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 104% 183%
FIFA 21 16% 61%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 104% 183%
Watch Dogs Legion 122% 208%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 231% 358%
Grand Theft Auto VI 224% 350%
Genshin Impact 131% 220%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 118% 203%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro S9050 are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition.

The R7 260X has a 130 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro S9050, but the FirePro S9050 has 56 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 260X. As a result, the FirePro S9050 exhibits a 43.1 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R7 260X. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R7 260X has a 130 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro S9050, but the FirePro S9050 has 16 more Render Output Units than the R7 260X. As a result, the FirePro S9050 exhibits a 12.3 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R7 260X. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The FirePro S9050 was released less than a year after the R7 260X, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The FirePro S9050 has 11264 MB more video memory than the R7 260X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the FirePro S9050 also has superior memory performance overall.

The FirePro S9050 has 168 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 260X, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro S9050 is massively better than the R7 260X.

The FirePro S9050 has 1792 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition has 896. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro S9050 is 1371 and the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 784. The FirePro S9050 having 587 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FirePro S9050 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 260X.

The FirePro S9050 requires 225 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition requires 105 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 260X, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the FirePro S9050. The FirePro S9050 requires 120 Watts more than the R7 260X to run. The difference is significant enough that the FirePro S9050 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 260X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed900 MHzvs1030 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Tahiti PRO GLGCN 1.1 Bonaire XT
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date01 Aug 2014vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory12288 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1375 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth264GB/secvs96GB/sec
L2 Cache 768 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1792vs896
Actual Shader Performance66%vs38%
Texture Mapping Units112vs56
Texture Rate100.8 GTexel/svs57.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate28.8 GPixel/svs16.5 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs1

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power225 Wattsvs105 Watts
Recommended PSU-500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM12 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewFirePro S9050 is a server GPU based on the 28nm GCN architecture.
It's based on the Tahiti PRO Core (same used on 7950) and therefore offers 1792 Shader Processing Units, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs on a 384-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked 900MHz while the memory clock operates at 1375MHZ.
Compared to Radeon HD 7950, its central unit is slightly higher clocked but overall its gaming performance is lower than Radeon HD 7950 because Radeon HD 7950 benefits from certified gaming drivers which unlock the GCN's architecture potential while FirePro S9050 is made for professional applications. Therefore, expect its performance to be similar to Radeon HD 7950.
Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Fast-Middle-Class Radeon R7 260X v2, created by PowerColor.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1000MHz to 1030MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock

Frame Buffer

Cooling Solution

Benchmarks Indicate a 1% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R7 260X v2.
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