AMD FirePro S9050: specs and benchmarks

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AMD FirePro S9050
FirePro S9050
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 900 MHz
  • Max video memory 12288 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5500 MHz
  • Maximum resolution Depends on system
Year of release 2014
Performance 12.57

Summary

AMD started FirePro S9050 sales 7 August 2014. This is GCN 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 12 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 264 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 254 mm. 1x 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 225 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

12.57%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

Some basic facts about FirePro S9050: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating293
Value for money0.92
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 (2012−2020)
GPU code nameTahiti
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date7 August 2014 (8 years ago)
Current price$775 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

FirePro S9050's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of FirePro S9050's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1792of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed900 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors4,313 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)225 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate100.8of 961.9 (Radeon RX 7900 XTX)
Floating-point performance3,226 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on FirePro S9050's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Bus supportPCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length254 mm
Width2-slot
Form factorfull height / full length
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on FirePro S9050: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount12 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed5500 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth264 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on FirePro S9050. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported by FirePro S9050, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_1)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of FirePro S9050. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

FirePro S9050 12.57
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Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

FirePro S9050 4901

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good FirePro S9050 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall FirePro S9050 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

The nearest FirePro S9050's NVIDIA equivalent is Tesla K20Xm, which is faster by 11% and higher by 23 positions in our performance rating.

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User rating

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