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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7850 XFX Core 2GB Edition GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition
Halo: Reach 18% 42%
Cyberpunk 2077 254% 515%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 59% 176%
Red Dead Redemption 2 158% 348%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 158% 348%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 254% 515%
Doom Eternal 122% 285%
Grand Theft Auto VI 294% 584%
FIFA 20 37% 139%
Need For Speed Heat 158% 348%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7850 XFX Core 2GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition.

The GTX 550 Ti has a 115 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7850, but the HD 7850 has 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 550 Ti. As a result, the HD 7850 exhibits a 23.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 550 Ti. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 550 Ti has a 115 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7850, but the HD 7850 has 8 more Render Output Units than the GTX 550 Ti. As a result, the HD 7850 exhibits a 4.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 550 Ti. 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 550 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 550 Ti.

The HD 7850 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 550 Ti, 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 61.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 550 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7850 is much better than the GTX 550 Ti.

The Radeon HD 7850 XFX Core 2GB Edition has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7850 is 749 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 550 Ti is 374. The HD 7850 having 375 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 GTX 550 Ti.

The HD 7850 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 550 Ti. This means that the HD 7850 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 550 Ti.

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

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed860 MHzvs975 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Pitcairn PROFermi GF116-400-A1
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date01 Mar 2012vs01 Mar 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
8.3
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6.4
1920x1080
6.4
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4.9
2560x1440
4.7
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3
3840x2160
2.9
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1026 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth160GB/secvs98.5GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 384 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs192
Actual Shader Performance36%vs18%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs32
Texture Rate55 GTexel/svs31.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs24
Pixel Rate27.5 GPixel/svs23.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
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 GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3330 3.0GHzvsIntel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 7850 XFX Core 2GB 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 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition is a special edition of the GeForce GTX 550 Ti. See the page of the standard version for more information.
The features include better cooling and an increase on the core-clock from 900MHz to 975MHz.
Benchmarks indicate the performance is 4.5% better when compared to the reference card.
Some modern demanding games will run at the highest settings using a 1080p resolution but the largest part will have to be played with a 720p resolution to be played optimally.
This Graphics Card needs to be paired with a decent Quad Core CPU.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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