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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7850 XFX Core Edition Radeon HD 7850 Twin Frozr III OC
Red Dead Redemption 2 158% 150%
Doom Eternal 122% 115%
Cyberpunk 2077 254% 244%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 158% 150%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 59% 54%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 254% 244%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 254% 244%
Grand Theft Auto VI 294% 282%
Need For Speed Heat 158% 150%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 90% 90%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7850 Twin Frozr III OC are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 7850 XFX Core Edition.

The HD 7850 has a 40 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD 7850. This results in the HD 7850 providing 2.6 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 HD 7850 has a 40 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7850 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD 7850 providing 1.3 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 less than a year after the HD 7850, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The HD 7850 has 1024 MB more video memory than the HD 7850, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the HD 7850 has superior memory performance.

The HD 7850 has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 7850, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7850 is marginally better than the HD 7850.

Both the Radeon HD 7850 XFX Core Edition and the Radeon HD 7850 Twin Frozr III OC have 1024 Shader Processing Units. Having the same number of SPUs and using the same architecture means that the performance they offer can be compared by looking at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, the HD 7850 has 2.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate and 1.3 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate, but the HD 7850 has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth. Although the GPUs are very similar in performance, the HD 7850 takes the edge.

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

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed860 MHzvs900 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Pitcairn PROGCN 1.0 Pitcairn PRO
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date01 Mar 2012vs01 Feb 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

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1600x900
8.3
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8.4
1920x1080
6.4
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6.5
2560x1440
4.7
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4.7
3840x2160
2.9
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1200 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth160GB/secvs153.6GB/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%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs1024
Actual Shader Performance36%vs38%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs64
Texture Rate55 GTexel/svs57.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate27.5 GPixel/svs28.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
Recommended PSU500 Watts-

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3330 3.0GHzvsIntel Core i5-3330 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

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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.
Radeon HD 7850 Twin Frozr III OC is a special edition of the powerful Radeon HD 7850. See the standard version for more information about it.
The differences include an increased core-clock, that went from 860MHz to 900MHz and a new quiet and efficient cooling system.
The performance boost is not very significant and about 3.5% when compared to the standard version.
All games, including demanding one's, will run on the highest settings.
Recommended CPU
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