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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 465 MSI M2 Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 265% 265%
Hitman 3 374% 374%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 233% 233%
Resident Evil 8 265% 265%
FIFA 21 84% 84%
Grand Theft Auto VI 413% 413%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 223% 223%
Genshin Impact 265% 265%
The Medium 355% 355%
Far Cry 6 427% 427%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the HD 6850 and the GTX 465 are equal.

The HD 6850 has a 168 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 465. This results in the HD 6850 providing 10.5 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 6850 has a 168 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 465 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD 6850 providing 5.4 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 6850 was released less than a year after the GTX 465, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 465 MSI M2 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 6850 has 25.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 465, which means that the memory performance of the HD 6850 is slightly better than the GTX 465.

The Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition has 960 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 465 MSI M2 Edition has 352. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 6850 is 372 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 465 is 427. The GTX 465 having 55 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 6850 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 6850.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed775 MHzvs607 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Barts ProFermi GF100-030-A3
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 Oct 2010vs01 Aug 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
7
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1920x1080
5.5
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5.5
2560x1440
3.7
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs802 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128GB/secvs102.7GB/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 Units960vs352
Actual Shader Performance18%vs21%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs44
Texture Rate37.2 GTexel/svs26.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate24.8 GPixel/svs19.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
Recommended PSU500 Watts-

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1680x1050vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition is a special edition of the Radeon HD 6850. See the page of the standard edition for more information about it.
There are no new features that affect Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition's gaming performance directly and so its performance is exactly like the one the standard Radeon HD 6850 delivers.
GeForce GTX 465 MSI M2 Edition is a special edition of GeForce GTX 465 that features a new cooling system which doesn't affect performance directly, meaning its performance is on level with the reference GeForce GTX 465.
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