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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 260 v3 MSI OC v4 896MB Edition FirePro S9150
Cyberpunk 2077 274% 62%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 242% 48%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 231% 44%
Grand Theft Auto VI 426% 128%
FIFA 21 89% 18%
Genshin Impact 274% 62%
Far Cry 6 441% 135%
Hitman 3 387% 111%
Watch Dogs Legion 261% 57%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 436% 133%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro S9150 are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 v3 MSI OC v4 896MB Edition.

The FirePro S9150 has a 245 MHz higher core clock speed and 104 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 260. This results in the FirePro S9150 providing 111.2 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 245 MHz higher core clock speed and 36 more Render Output Units than the GTX 260. This results in the FirePro S9150 providing 39.3 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 GTX 260, 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 260 when running the latest games.

The FirePro S9150 has 15488 MB more video memory than the GTX 260, 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 202.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 260, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro S9150 is massively better than the GTX 260.

The GeForce GTX 260 v3 MSI OC v4 896MB Edition has 216 Shader Processing Units and the FirePro S9150 has 2816. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 260 is 325 and the actual shader performance of the FirePro S9150 is 2534. The FirePro S9150 having 2209 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 GTX 260.

The FirePro S9150 transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 260. This means that the FirePro S9150 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 260.

The GeForce GTX 260 v3 MSI OC v4 896MB Edition requires 171 Watts to run and the FirePro S9150 requires 235 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 260. The FirePro S9150 requires 64 Watts more than the GTX 260 to run. The difference is significant enough that the FirePro S9150 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 260.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed655 MHzvs900 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla G200-103-B2GCN 2.0 Hawaii XT GL
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date27 Nov 2008vs01 Aug 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
7.1
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1920x1080
5.5
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2560x1440
3.6
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3840x2160
2.5
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GPU Memory

Memory896 MBvs16384 MB
Memory Speed1050 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus448 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth117.6GB/secvs320GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units216vs2816
Actual Shader Performance16%vs100%
Technology55nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units72vs176
Texture Rate47.2 GTexel/svs158.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units28vs64
Pixel Rate18.3 GPixel/svs57.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power171 Wattsvs235 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 37 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX10.0vs11.2
Shader Model4.0vs5.0
Open GL3.3vs4.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHzvsIntel Xeon E7-8890 v2
Recommended RAM6 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs5760x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 260 v3 MSI OC v4 896MB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 260 v3, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 655MHz, instead of 576MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock now runs at 1050MHz, while the Frame Buffer remains the same: 896MB.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 14% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 260 v3.
FirePro 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.
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