S7150 x2 vs S9170

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

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Architecture
GCN 3.0
 
GCN 2.0
GPU code name
Tonga
 
Hawaii
Market segment
Workstation
 
Workstation
Launch date
1 February 2016 (5 years ago)
 
8 July 2015 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$3,999
 
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Price now
$1199 (0.3x MSRP)
 
$1580

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
1792
 
2816
Core clock speed
1050 MHz
 
930 MHz
Number of transistors
5,000 million
 
6,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
265 Watt
 
275 Watt
Texture fill rate
117.6
 
163.7
Floating-point performance
2x 3,763 gflops
 
5,238 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
241 mm
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
 
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
32 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
512 Bit
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
5000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160.0 GB/s
 
320.0 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
12 (12_0)
Shader Model
6.3
 
6.3
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131

Competitors of FirePro S7150 x2 from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FirePro S7150 x2 from NVIDIA is Quadro P2200.

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Competitors of FirePro S9170 from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FirePro S9170 from NVIDIA is Quadro K6000.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to FirePro S9170:

Advantages of AMD FirePro S7150 x2

Somewhat newer (1 February 2016 vs 8 July 2015)

Cheaper ($1199 vs $1580)

Lower power consumption (265W vs 275W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of AMD FirePro S9170

Wider memory bus (512 vs 256 bit)

More pipelines (2816 vs 1792)

Higher memory bandwidth (320 vs 160 GB/s)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD FirePro S7150 x2 and AMD FirePro S9170. We've got no test results to judge.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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