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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7850 XFX Core Edition GeForce GTX 560 Ti Inno3D OC Edition
Halo: Reach 18% 19%
Cyberpunk 2077 254% 249%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 59% 57%
Red Dead Redemption 2 158% 154%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 158% 154%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 254% 249%
Doom Eternal 122% 118%
Grand Theft Auto VI 294% 288%
FIFA 20 37% 35%
Need For Speed Heat 158% 154%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Inno3D OC Edition are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 7850 XFX Core Edition.

The GTX 560 Ti has a 20 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD 7850. This results in the GTX 560 Ti providing 1.3 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 560 Ti has a 20 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7850 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 560 Ti providing 0.7 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 a year more recently than the GTX 560 Ti, and so the HD 7850 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 560 Ti.

The Radeon HD 7850 XFX Core Edition and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti Inno3D OC Edition 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 28.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 560 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7850 is slightly better than the GTX 560 Ti.

The Radeon HD 7850 XFX Core Edition has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti Inno3D OC Edition has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7850 is 749 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 Ti is 676. The HD 7850 having 73 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7850 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 560 Ti.

The HD 7850 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 560 Ti. This means that the HD 7850 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 560 Ti. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD 7850 should consume less power than the GTX 560 Ti.

We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 7850.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed860 MHzvs880 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Pitcairn PROFermi GF114-400-A1
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date01 Mar 2012vs01 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
8.3
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8.2
1920x1080
6.4
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6.4
2560x1440
4.7
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4.4
3840x2160
2.9
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1025 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth160GB/secvs131.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs384
Actual Shader Performance36%vs33%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs64
Texture Rate55 GTexel/svs56.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate27.5 GPixel/svs28.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
Recommended PSU500 Watts-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3330 3.0GHzvsIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

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.
GeForce GTX 560 Ti Inno3D OC Edition is one of the many special editions of GeForce GTX 560 Ti.
The new features include increased memory and core clocks, from 1002MHz to 1025MHz and from 822MHz to 880MHz, respectively.
Benchmarks indicate the performance is around 5.5% better than the standard edition and at times surprisingly falls behind the standard GTX 560 Ti.
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