AMD ATI FirePro V9800 Workstation Graphics Card

Testbed and Cinebench R11.5

HOW WE CONFIGURED THE TEST SYSTEM: In order to provide comparable results, each graphics card was installed on the same, high end X58 based test system. The components we used consisted of an Asus Rampage III Extreme motherboard, Core i7 980X Extreme Edition processor, and 6GB of OCZ Blade memory. Within the BIOS, we configured the processor to an overclocked speed of 4.27GHz and memory to 1869MHz. These settings will minimize the occurrences of performance bottlenecks during benchmark runs and allow the graphics cards to show their true potential. Furthermore, our Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB drive entered the testing process with a clean copy of Windows 7 Professional 64-bit installed. Once installation was complete, we fully updated the OS and installed the latest drivers and applications relevant to the review article.

HotHardware's Test System
Core i7 Powered

Hardware Used:
Intel Core i7 980X Extreme Edition
Overclocked 4.27GHz

Asus Rampage III Extreme Motherboard
X58 Express Chipset

ATI FirePro V9800
ATI FirePro V8800
ATI FirePro V8750
ATI FirePro V7800

NVIDIA Quadro 6000
NVIDIA Quadro 5000
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800

6GB OCZ Blade DDR3-1869
(3 X 2GB) 7-8-7-20 1T

Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB
16MB Cache / 10K RPM

Dell 3008WFP LCD Monitor
2560 x 1600

Relevant Software:

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
ATI Catalyst Display Driver 8.76.5
NVIDIA Quadro Driver Release 260.53

Benchmarks Used:
Cinebench R11.5 64-bit
SiSoft SANDRA 2010 64-bit
SPECviewperf R11 64-bit
SPECapc Lightwave 3D 9

Cinebench R11.5 64bit
Synthetic OpenGL Rendering Performance

Cinebench R11.5

Cinebench R11.5 is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D from Maxon. The benchmark goes through a series of tests that measures the performance of the graphics card under real world circumstances. Within Cinebench, graphics card testing makes use of a complex 3D scene depicting a car chase which measures the performance in OpenGL mode. Results are given in frames per second; the higher the number, the faster the graphics card. 

Our Cinebench OpenGL rendering shows the V9800 has the second highest performance out of all the cards tested, and holds a slight performance lead over the V8800. Also, we find ATI's flagship model trails the Quadro 6000 by 7%, but is 3% faster than the Quadro 5000 in Cinema 4D rendering. 

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