AMD FirePro S9050: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

AMD started FirePro S9050 sales 7 August 2014. This is a 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 12.63% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

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

Place in performance ranking354
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money2.15
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 (2012−2020)
GPU code nameTahiti
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date7 August 2014 (9 years old)
Current price$782 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

FirePro S9050's specs 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 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
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)
Power consumption (TDP)225 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate100.8of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance3,226 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of FirePro S9050 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for 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 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed5500 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth264 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

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

Synthetic benchmark performance of FirePro S9050. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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.

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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: 25%

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Gaming performance

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

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to FirePro S9050 is GRID M60-2Q, which is faster by 6% and higher by 11 positions in our ranking.

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Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to FirePro S9050:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with FirePro S9050 according to our statistics.

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