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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7850 XFX Core Edition GeForce 7950 GX2
Red Dead Redemption 2 158% 789%
Halo: Reach 18% 182%
Cyberpunk 2077 254% 1121%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 158% 789%
Doom Eternal 122% 664%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 254% 1121%
Grand Theft Auto VI 294% 1258%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 59% 448%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 254% 1121%
Need For Speed Heat 158% 789%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7850 XFX Core Edition are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 7950 GX2.

The HD 7850 has a 360 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 7950 GX2. This results in the HD 7850 providing 31 GTexel/s better texturing performance. Neither of these GPUs support DirectX 10 or higher, so Texture Rate holds more weight than when comparing more modern GPUs.

The HD 7850 has a 360 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 7950 GX2 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD 7850 providing 11.5 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 7850 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 7950 GX2, and so the HD 7850 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 7950 GX2 when running the latest games.

The Radeon HD 7850 XFX Core Edition and the GeForce 7950 GX2 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The HD 7850 has 83.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 7950 GX2, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7850 is much better than the GeForce 7950 GX2.

The Radeon HD 7850 XFX Core Edition has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 7950 GX2 has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7850 is 749 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 7950 GX2 is 24. The HD 7850 having 725 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7850 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 7950 GX2.

The HD 7850 transistor size technology is 62 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 7950 GX2. This means that the HD 7850 is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 7950 GX2.

The GeForce 7950 GX2 requires 110 Watts to run but there is no entry for the HD 7850. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 7850 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GeForce 7950 GX2. The HD 7850 has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the GeForce 7950 GX2. The difference is significant enough that the HD 7850 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce 7950 GX2.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed860 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Pitcairn PROG71
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2012vs01 Jun 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
8.3
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1920x1080
6.4
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2560x1440
4.7
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3840x2160
2.9
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs600 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth160GB/secvs76.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs48
Actual Shader Performance36%vs1%
Technology28nmvs90nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs48
Texture Rate55 GTexel/svs24 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate27.5 GPixel/svs16 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-110 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Wattsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs9.0c
Shader Model5.0vs3.0
Open GL4.4vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3330 3.0GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080-

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 7850 XFX Core Edition is a special edition of the powerful Radeon HD 7850. See the standard version for more information about it.
This edition features a special cooling system that allows twice as much heat dissipation when compared to the reference AMD cooling system but its performance is still the same, as there's no over-clocking out of the box.
The NVIDIA GeForce 7 Series graphics processing units (GPUs) represent a significant leap forward in 3D graphics design, delivering the unparalleled horsepower and revolutionary technologies you need to tackle the latest games and video applications. The GeForce 7 Series GPUs deliver blazing frame rates and outstanding image quality so you can experience full-throttle graphics performance.
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