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AMD FirePro V9800 4GB Professional Graphics Card Review

Author: Ryan Shrout
Manufacturer: AMD
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Testing Methodology, System Setup and CineBench 11/10

Testing professional graphics board is a much different beast that our
reviews on consumer graphics solutions that focus nearly completely on
gaming.  The user interested in a Quadro or FirePro card MIGHT be
curious how the card performs in gaming, but in reality the decision to
buy a card of this cost is based on other application performance: 3D
modeling, CAD and design tools. 

By far the most interesting tests for us with this kind of product
are the SPEC series of benchmarks.  SPECviewperf has long been a staple
for evaluating professional level application performance and the newest
version enables us to test a multitude of results.  Applications like
Maya, 3D Studio Max, SolidWorks and UGS NX are simulated as are several
others; the benchmark allows us to easily test how the graphics cards
help in scaling with multisampling as well as multi-threaded
processing. 

Also, we have
included the OpenGL portion of the CineBench 10 and 11 rendering
benchmark and
even given 3DMark Vantage a whirl for those of you really interested in
how 4GB of frame buffer affects performance.

 

Test

System Setup

CPU

Intel Core i7-965

Motherboards

ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution

Memory 

Corsair 3 x 2GB DDR3-1333

Hard

Drive

Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB

Sound

Card

on-board

Video

Card

AMD FirePro V9800 4GB

AMD FirePro V8800 2GB

AMD FirePro V7800 2GB

NVIDIA Quadro 5000 2.5 GB

Video

Drivers

 NVIDIA Quadro 258.98

AMD FirePro 8.76.5

Power Supply PC

Power and Cooling 1000 watt

DirectX

Version

DX11/ DX10

/ DX9c / OpenGL

Operating

System

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

We don't yet have one of the new Quadro 6000 cards with 6GB of memory in house to compare to the 4GB V9800 but we'll surely have a review on that product very soon.

CineBench 10 and 11


This
rendering benchmark based off of the Cinema 4D engine is a terrific
indicator for multi-threaded processing.

The CineBench 10 test is sorely outdated now but is included just for a reference and starting point.  The CineBench 11 test shows that the FirePro V9800 has a definite performance lead over the Quadro 5000 by 44% or so.

July 2, 2011 | 04:39 AM - Posted by Dhaval (not verified)

Extra Ordinary...

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