Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: News - AMD FirePro S9150 is "the world's most powerful server GPU"

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    27,962
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1,842 times in 625 posts

    News - AMD FirePro S9150 is "the world's most powerful server GPU"

    Offers up to 5.07 TFLOPS of peak single-precision compute performance.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    King of the Juice Platinum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Chesterfield
    Posts
    3,754
    Thanks
    708
    Thanked
    87 times in 72 posts
    • Platinum's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus X99 Deluxue
      • CPU:
      • Core i7 5930k @ 4GHz
      • Memory:
      • 32gb Crucial 2400MHz
      • Storage:
      • 256gb Samsung SP941, 1tb MX500 Crucial SSD, 240gb Intel 730 SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire R9 Fury OC
      • PSU:
      • 750 Watt Corsair HX
      • Case:
      • Corsiar 750D
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2408WFP
      • Internet:
      • 18Mb

    Re: News - AMD FirePro S9150 is "the world's most powerful server GPU"

    Can someone explain to me why this card pulls 235w and a 290x which is pretty much the same chip uses more power than a small country?, I must assume this is clocked a lot lower?
    Salazaar : <Touching wood as I write this...>


  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Wonderful Warwick!
    Posts
    2,516
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    92 times in 75 posts

    Re: News - AMD FirePro S9150 is "the world's most powerful server GPU"

    The 290x is tuned to run as fast as it can, I guess this will be tuned to use 235 watts. Subtle but important difference
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

  4. #4
    Senior Member watercooled's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    10,691
    Thanks
    1,488
    Thanked
    914 times in 786 posts

    Re: News - AMD FirePro S9150 is "the world's most powerful server GPU"

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Can someone explain to me why this card pulls 235w and a 290x which is pretty much the same chip uses more power than a small country?, I must assume this is clocked a lot lower?


    Don't believe everything you read...

    Pic from: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/M...Gaming/22.html

  5. #5
    root Member DanceswithUnix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    In the middle of a core dump
    Posts
    9,499
    Thanks
    462
    Thanked
    968 times in 823 posts
    • DanceswithUnix's system
      • Motherboard:
      • M5A-97 EVO R2.0
      • CPU:
      • FX-8350
      • Memory:
      • 16GB ECC 1333
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Linux, 1TB Games (Win 10)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus Strix RX Vega 56
      • PSU:
      • 650W Corsair TX
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Fedora 28 + Win 10 Pro 64 (yuk)
      • Monitor(s):
      • Benq XL2730Z 1440p + Samsung 2343BW 2048x1152
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb/20Mb VDSL

    Re: News - AMD FirePro S9150 is "the world's most powerful server GPU"

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Can someone explain to me why this card pulls 235w and a 290x which is pretty much the same chip uses more power than a small country?, I must assume this is clocked a lot lower?
    Clocked lower so it can run undervolted. If this is a server part, you want to cram loads of them into a single chassis so performance per watt is more important than absolute grunt.

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    Don't believe everything you read...

    Pic from: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/M...Gaming/22.html
    If you average 230W, just how much peak power are you consuming? The article implies 225W is the peak consumption, which is easier to power budget for and to wire up as you can get 75W from the motherboard and another 150W from a single PCIe cable.
    Last edited by DanceswithUnix; 07-08-2014 at 12:02 PM.

  6. #6
    Senior Member watercooled's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    10,691
    Thanks
    1,488
    Thanked
    914 times in 786 posts

    Re: News - AMD FirePro S9150 is "the world's most powerful server GPU"

    I may not have been clear, sorry; I wasn't comparing it to the Firepro (although the average power of the 290X is close to the spec), just that the 290X simply isn't this power-sucking monster it's often made out to be.

  7. #7
    King of the Juice Platinum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Chesterfield
    Posts
    3,754
    Thanks
    708
    Thanked
    87 times in 72 posts
    • Platinum's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus X99 Deluxue
      • CPU:
      • Core i7 5930k @ 4GHz
      • Memory:
      • 32gb Crucial 2400MHz
      • Storage:
      • 256gb Samsung SP941, 1tb MX500 Crucial SSD, 240gb Intel 730 SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire R9 Fury OC
      • PSU:
      • 750 Watt Corsair HX
      • Case:
      • Corsiar 750D
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2408WFP
      • Internet:
      • 18Mb

    Re: News - AMD FirePro S9150 is "the world's most powerful server GPU"

    I have a 290x and if that thing is only pulling 230w then I am a small off duty Czechoslovakian traffic warden.
    Salazaar : <Touching wood as I write this...>


  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    2,567
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked
    179 times in 134 posts

    Re: News - AMD FirePro S9150 is "the world's most powerful server GPU"

    its a banana


    edit:

    bit tech agree its on par with a titan for power drawr

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...-x-oc-review/8

  9. Received thanks from:

    Platinum (07-08-2014)

  10. #9
    Senior Member kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    28,959
    Thanks
    1,463
    Thanked
    2,893 times in 2,342 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon X5680
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps

    Re: News - AMD FirePro S9150 is "the world's most powerful server GPU"

    Both titan and the 290X are going to be tuned for almost outright performance. The 290X is at least 10% faster than the FirePro card where it is allowed to be.

    Plus they will be able to die harvest by now - save the lowest leaking chips for the firepro and sell the higher leaking ones as gamer cards.

  11. #10
    Senior Member watercooled's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    10,691
    Thanks
    1,488
    Thanked
    914 times in 786 posts

    Re: News - AMD FirePro S9150 is "the world's most powerful server GPU"

    TPU have reviewed quite a few 290X samples from different MFRs, with different boards, etc, and they're all around the same ballpark in terms of power consumption.

    TPU measure the power draw of the card itself, removing errors caused by swapping components between tests which can have a huge impact on the results, and which some review sites do without making it obvious.

    But yeah, as above, it's common for server parts to have lower clocks than their desktop counterparts, this applies to CPUs too. Depending on the workload, it may be favourable to gain some cores with the power saved by turning down clocks, for example, since performance gained by increasing clock speed isn't linear but adding cores may actually be close to linear (again, depending on workload).

  12. #11
    F.A.S.T. Butuz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    4,708
    Thanks
    51
    Thanked
    72 times in 59 posts
    • Butuz's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z77 MPOWER
      • CPU:
      • I7 3770K @ 4.6
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair XMS 1866
      • Storage:
      • Sandisk SSDs
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 3xR9 290
      • PSU:
      • be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10
      • Case:
      • Inwin H Frame
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7

    Re: News - AMD FirePro S9150 is "the world's most powerful server GPU"

    Quote Originally Posted by HalloweenJack View Post
    its a banana


    edit:

    bit tech agree its on par with a titan for power drawr

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...-x-oc-review/8
    I'd put my money on the techpowerup review. Bittech are measuring the whole system power draw which is about as much use as a chocolate teapot for us if we are trying to work out how much the actual GPU uses. There's no way for us to tell how much of that ~400w power draw is the CPU or the GPU without bittech telling us, which they don't.

  13. #12
    Senior Member kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    28,959
    Thanks
    1,463
    Thanked
    2,893 times in 2,342 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon X5680
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps

    Re: News - AMD FirePro S9150 is "the world's most powerful server GPU"

    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz View Post
    I'd put my money on the techpowerup review. Bittech are measuring the whole system power draw which is about as much use as a chocolate teapot for us if we are trying to work out how much the actual GPU uses. There's no way for us to tell how much of that ~400w power draw is the CPU or the GPU without bittech telling us, which they don't.
    But as the system's the same each time you can possibly compare cards, which is all we're doing here.

  14. #13
    F.A.S.T. Butuz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    4,708
    Thanks
    51
    Thanked
    72 times in 59 posts
    • Butuz's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z77 MPOWER
      • CPU:
      • I7 3770K @ 4.6
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair XMS 1866
      • Storage:
      • Sandisk SSDs
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 3xR9 290
      • PSU:
      • be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10
      • Case:
      • Inwin H Frame
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7

    Re: News - AMD FirePro S9150 is "the world's most powerful server GPU"

    Strictly, you're comparing systems. How much is the card using? 400w? or is the system using 200 and the card using 200? Who knows.

  15. #14
    Senior Member kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    28,959
    Thanks
    1,463
    Thanked
    2,893 times in 2,342 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon X5680
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps

    Re: News - AMD FirePro S9150 is "the world's most powerful server GPU"

    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz View Post
    Strictly, you're comparing systems. How much is the card using? 400w? or is the system using 200 and the card using 200? Who knows.
    Of course, but if the question is whether x card draws more than y card then system draw is valid - if the rest of the system is the same then the only change is the card so you can answer the question - in this case, power draw vs a titan for example.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •