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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 470 4GB FirePro S9150
Cyberpunk 2077 27% 62%
Hitman 3 65% 111%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 16% 48%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 12% 44%
FIFA 21 36% 18%
Grand Theft Auto VI 79% 128%
Far Cry 6 84% 135%
Genshin Impact 27% 62%
Battlefield 6 65% 111%
Resident Evil 8 27% 62%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB are noticeably better than the AMD FirePro S9150.

The RX 470 has a 26 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro S9150, but the FirePro S9150 has 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 470. As a result, the FirePro S9150 exhibits a 39.9 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the RX 470. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RX 470 has a 26 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro S9150, but the FirePro S9150 has 32 more Render Output Units than the RX 470. As a result, the FirePro S9150 exhibits a 28 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RX 470. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 470 was released over a year more recently than the FirePro S9150, and so the RX 470 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 RX 470, 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 108.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 470, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro S9150 is massively better than the RX 470.

The Radeon RX 470 4GB has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the FirePro S9150 has 2816. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 470 is 2470 and the actual shader performance of the FirePro S9150 is 2534. The FirePro S9150 having 64 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 RX 470.

The RX 470 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the FirePro S9150. This means that the RX 470 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the FirePro S9150.

The Radeon RX 470 4GB requires 120 Watts to run and the FirePro S9150 requires 235 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 470. The FirePro S9150 requires 115 Watts more than the RX 470 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 RX 470.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed926 MHzvs900 MHz
Boost Clock1206 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Ellesmere PROGCN 2.0 Hawaii XT GL
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date04 Aug 2016vs01 Aug 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
9.4
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2560x1440
6.9
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3840x2160
5.3
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs16384 MB
Memory Speed1650 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth211.2GB/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 Units2048vs2816
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs176
Texture Rate118.5 GTexel/svs158.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs64
Pixel Rate29.6 GPixel/svs57.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs235 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Amps-

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHzvsIntel Xeon E7-8890 v2
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs5760x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The AMD RX 470 4GB graphics card is a 2016 released performance graphics card based on the third revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. This card competes against Nvidia's outgoing, but very popular, GTX 970 and the incoming GTX 1050 Ti, when that releases.

Architecture
It is powered by the Ellesmere PRO GPU, which has 2048 shader processing units, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 926MHz and goes up to 1206MHz, when boost mode is triggered.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the memory clock Operates at 1650MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 400W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
The AMD RX 470 has been built as a Mid/High performance graphics card for 2016. It will run most triple AAA titles released during 2016 on medium to high graphics at 1080p screen resolution. With adjustments and lowering anti aliasing this card can confidently maintain 60+ frames per seconds on high graphic settings at 1080p. Moving to 1440p screen resolution and the graphics card may need to be adjusted down to medium in order to maintain 50-60+ fps.

System Suggestions
The RX 470 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a mid range processor and at least 8GB of system memory 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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