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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 265% 184%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 233% 160%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 223% 152%
Hitman 3 374% 270%
Grand Theft Auto VI 413% 300%
FIFA 21 84% 43%
Far Cry 6 427% 311%
Genshin Impact 265% 184%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 423% 308%
Watch Dogs Legion 252% 174%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II 2GB are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition.

The GTX 560 Ti has a 47 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 6850. This results in the GTX 560 Ti providing 15.4 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 47 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 6850 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 560 Ti providing 1.5 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 GTX 560 Ti was released less than a year after the HD 6850, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 560 Ti has 1024 MB more video memory than the HD 6850, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 560 Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 560 Ti has 0.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 6850, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 Ti is marginally better than the HD 6850.

The Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition has 960 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II 2GB has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 6850 is 372 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 Ti is 631. The GTX 560 Ti having 259 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 560 Ti delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 6850.

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

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed775 MHzvs822 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Barts ProFermi GF114-400-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 Oct 2010vs01 May 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
7
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8
1920x1080
5.5
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6.3
2560x1440
3.7
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1002 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128GB/secvs128.3GB/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 Units960vs384
Actual Shader Performance18%vs30%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs64
Texture Rate37.2 GTexel/svs52.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate24.8 GPixel/svs26.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

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 i5-2300 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1680x1050vs1600x900

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 560 Ti Twin Frozr II 2GB Edition is a special edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 560 Ti. See the standard version for more information about it.
The new features include twice as much video memory and a new cooling system.
This GPU does not seem to benefit overall from extra memory and so its performance is on level with the standard GeForce GTX 560 Ti.
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