Unigine Sanctuary is the last synthetic in our suite. The professional cards (from both AMD and Nvidia) get off to a slow start relative to the desktop boards, but manage a stronger showing once resolutions and settings get more demanding. At that point, we see the same unusual picture: AMD's FirePro W9000 solidly outperforms the other workstation cards. It’s on about the same level as the company's Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition with its high clock frequency. The FirePro W8000’s performance is just sad.
- Can Workstation Graphics Cards Play Games?
- Results: 3DMark 11
- Results: Unigine Heaven
- Results: Unigine Sanctuary
- DirectX 9 Results: Mafia II
- DirectX 9 Results: Crysis 2
- DirectX 11 Results: Aliens Vs. Predator
- DirectX 11 Results: Metro 2033
- DirectX 11 Results: Crysis 2
- DirectX 11 Results: Batman: Arkham City
- DirectX 11 Results: DiRT 3
- DirectX 11 Results: StarCraft II
- DirectX 11 Results: Battlefield 3
- Cumulative Performance Index
- FirePro W9000 And W7000 Do Well; FirePro W8000 Disappoints