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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI FirePro S9150
Cyberpunk 2077 36% 62%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 25% 48%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 20% 44%
Grand Theft Auto VI 92% 128%
FIFA 21 31% 18%
Genshin Impact 36% 62%
Far Cry 6 97% 135%
Hitman 3 77% 111%
Watch Dogs Legion 31% 57%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 95% 133%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI are noticeably better than the AMD FirePro S9150.

The GTX 950 has a 124 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro S9150, but the FirePro S9150 has 80 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 950. As a result, the FirePro S9150 exhibits a 60.1 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 950. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 950 has a 124 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro S9150 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 950 providing 7.9 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 GTX 950 was released over a year more recently than the FirePro S9150, and so the GTX 950 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the FirePro S9150.

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 12288 MB more video memory than the GTX 950, 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 108.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 950, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro S9150 is massively better than the GTX 950.

The GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI has 1536 Shader Processing Units and the FirePro S9150 has 2816. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 950 is 2463 and the actual shader performance of the FirePro S9150 is 2534. The FirePro S9150 having 71 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 950.

The GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI requires 180 Watts to run and the FirePro S9150 requires 235 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 950. The FirePro S9150 requires 55 Watts more than the GTX 950 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 950.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1024 MHzvs900 MHz
Boost Clock1188 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM206-250 (x2)GCN 2.0 Hawaii XT GL
OC Potential Good vs Good
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date20 Aug 2015vs01 Aug 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
9.1
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2560x1440
6.8
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3840x2160
5.2
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs16384 MB
Memory Speed1653 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth211.6GB/secvs320GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1536vs2816
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units96vs176
Texture Rate98.3 GTexel/svs158.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate65.5 GPixel/svs57.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power180 Wattsvs235 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs11.2
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4460 3.2GHzvsIntel Xeon E7-8890 v2
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs5760x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 950 2GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM206-250 which, together, offer 1536 Shader Processing Units, 96 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1127MHz and goes up to 1178MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
Each GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1653MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption is around 180W.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 1920x1080, the best suited resolution, GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI is only around 5% slower than the older GeForce GTX 780, meaning a single GeForce GTX 970 is still considerably faster.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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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