NVIDIA Quadro NVS 285 vs AMD FirePro S9300 X2

NVIDIA Quadro NVS 285
AMD FirePro S9300 X2

General info

Comparison of Quadro NVS 285 and FirePro S9300 X2 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
0.84
 
n/d
Architecture
Curie
 
GCN 3.0
Code name
NV44 A2
 
Capsaicin
Type
Workstation
 
Workstation
Release date
6 June 2006
 
31 March 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
$27.99
 
$5,999
Price now
$37
 
n/d

Technical specs

Quadro NVS 285 and FirePro S9300 X2's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro NVS 285 and FirePro S9300 X2's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
n/d
 
2x 4096
Core clock speed
275 MHz
 
850 MHz
Transistor count
75 million
 
8,900 million
Manufacturing process technology
110 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
18 Watt
 
300 Watt
Texture fill rate
1.1 GTexel / s
 
2x 217.6 GTexel / s billion / sec
Floating-point performance
n/d
 
2x 6,963 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro NVS 285 and FirePro S9300 X2 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 1.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
168 mm
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
2x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro NVS 285 and FirePro S9300 X2: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
DDR
 
HBM
Maximum RAM amount
128 MB
 
2x 4 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
2x 4096 Bit
Memory clock speed
500 MHz
 
1000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
8 GB / s
 
2x 512.0 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro NVS 285 and FirePro S9300 X2.
Display Connectors
1x DMS-59
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported by Quadro NVS 285 and FirePro S9300 X2, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
9.0c (9_3)
 
12.0 (12_0)
OpenGL
2.1
 
4.6

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro NVS 285

Cheaper ($27.99 vs $5999)
Less power hungry (18 vs 300 watts)

Advantages of AMD FirePro S9300 X2

Much newer (31 March 2016 vs 6 June 2006)
Wider memory bus (4096 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (512 vs 8 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 110 nm)

So, Quadro NVS 285 or FirePro S9300 X2?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA Quadro NVS 285 and AMD FirePro S9300 X2. We've got no test results to judge.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro NVS 285 and FirePro S9300 X2, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

Cast your vote

Do you think we are right or mistaken in our choice? Vote by clicking "Like" button near your favourite video card.

NVIDIA Quadro NVS 285
AMD FirePro S9300 X2
Like
Like

Advices and comments

Here you can ask a question about Quadro NVS 285 or FirePro S9300 X2, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.