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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7850 XFX Core Edition Radeon HD 5670 512MB
Red Dead Redemption 2 158% 787%
Doom Eternal 122% 663%
Cyberpunk 2077 254% 1119%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 158% 787%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 59% 447%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 254% 1119%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 254% 1119%
Grand Theft Auto VI 294% 1256%
Need For Speed Heat 158% 787%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 90% 66%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7850 XFX Core Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon HD 5670 512MB.

The HD 7850 has a 85 MHz higher core clock speed and 44 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 5670. This results in the HD 7850 providing 39.5 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 85 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Render Output Units than the HD 5670. This results in the HD 7850 providing 21.3 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 over a year more recently than the HD 5670, 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 HD 5670.

The HD 7850 has 512 MB more video memory than the HD 5670, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the HD 7850 also has superior memory performance overall.

The HD 7850 has 96 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 5670, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7850 is massively better than the HD 5670.

The Radeon HD 7850 XFX Core Edition has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 5670 512MB has 400. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7850 is 749 and the actual shader performance of the HD 5670 is 202. The HD 7850 having 547 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 HD 5670.

The HD 7850 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 5670. This means that the HD 7850 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 5670.

The Radeon HD 5670 512MB requires 61 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 HD 5670. The HD 7850 has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the HD 5670. The difference is significant enough that the HD 7850 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 5670.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed860 MHzvs775 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Pitcairn PROEvergreen Redwood XT
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2012vs14 Jan 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth160GB/secvs64GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs400
Actual Shader Performance36%vs10%
Texture Mapping Units64vs20
Texture Rate55 GTexel/svs15.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs8
Pixel Rate27.5 GPixel/svs6.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs0

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-61 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Wattsvs400 Watts & 26 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3330 3.0GHzvsIntel Pentium Dual Core E5500 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1440x900

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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 Evergreen series is a family of GPUs developed by AMD graphics products division. The existence was spotted on a presentation slide from AMD Technology Analyst Day July 2007 as 'R8xx'. ATI held a press event in the USS Hornet museum on September 10, 2009 and announced ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology and specifications of the Radeon HD 5800 series' variants. The first variants of the Radeon HD 5800 series were launched September 23, 2009, with the HD 5700 series launching October 12 and HD 5970 launching on November 18 The HD 5670, was launched on January 14, 2010, and the HD 5500 and 5400 series were launched in February of 2010, completing what has appeared to be most of ATI's Evergreen GPU lineup.
Demand so greatly outweighed supply that more than two months after launch, many online retailers were still having trouble keeping the 5800 and 5900 series in stock.
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