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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro M5950 GeForce 9800M GT
Red Dead Redemption 2 939% 1329%
Halo: Reach 230% 354%
Cyberpunk 2077 1327% 1863%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 939% 1329%
Doom Eternal 793% 1128%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1327% 1863%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 60% 45%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1487% 2083%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1327% 1863%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 541% 781%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro M5950 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 9800M GT.

The FirePro M5950 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 9800M GT, and so the FirePro M5950 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 9800M GT.

The FirePro M5950 has 512 MB more video memory than the GeForce 9800M GT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the FirePro M5950 also has superior memory performance overall.

The FirePro M5950 has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 9800M GT, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro M5950 is marginally better than the GeForce 9800M GT.

The FirePro M5950 has 480 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9800M GT has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro M5950 is 226 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9800M GT is 120. The FirePro M5950 having 106 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FirePro M5950 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 9800M GT.

The FirePro M5950 requires 30 Watts to run and the GeForce 9800M GT requires 65 Watts. The GeForce 9800M GT requires 35 Watts more than the FirePro M5950 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce 9800M GT may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the FirePro M5950.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed725 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureWhistler XTG92
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date13 Apr 2011vs01 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth57.6GB/secvs51.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units480vs96
Actual Shader Performance11%vs6%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections0vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs65 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.1vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewProfessionals in the CAD (Computer Aided Design) and DCC (Digital Content Creation) industries need to be agile while being highly productive both in their office and on-the-go. AMD works with notebook vendors to provide workstation solutions to deliver advanced performance for applications across all industry segments. AMD FirePro™ professional graphics are compliant with the latest industry standards. Plus, AMD Catalyst™ professional graphics drivers are especially tuned to enable outstanding performance for many major CAD and DCC applications.NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT GPUs deliver optimized performance for immersive gaming on-the-go. Powering the next generation of visual computing, blazing-fast mobile gaming, and the ultimate HD experience with PureVideo HD technology. This product is also enabled for CUDA applications and is NVIDIA PhysX-ready.
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