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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7850 MSI OC 2GB Edition GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 164% 163%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 142% 140%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 134% 133%
FIFA 21 33% 33%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 134% 133%
Watch Dogs Legion 155% 153%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 279% 277%
Grand Theft Auto VI 272% 270%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 150% 149%
Genshin Impact 164% 163%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Edition are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 7850 MSI OC 2GB Edition.

The HD 7850 has a 168 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 560 Ti. This results in the HD 7850 providing 10.8 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 168 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 560 Ti and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD 7850 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 7850 was released less than a year after the GTX 560 Ti, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The HD 7850 has 768 MB more video memory than the GTX 560 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 32 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 560 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7850 is noticeably better than the GTX 560 Ti.

The Radeon HD 7850 MSI OC 2GB Edition has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Edition has 448. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7850 is 783 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 Ti is 656. The HD 7850 having 127 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7850 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 560 Ti.

The HD 7850 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 560 Ti. This means that the HD 7850 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 560 Ti. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD 7850 should consume less power than the GTX 560 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Edition requires 210 Watts to run but there is no entry for the HD 7850. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 560 Ti, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the HD 7850.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed900 MHzvs732 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Pitcairn PROFermi GF110-270-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date01 Feb 2012vs29 Nov 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
10
1600x900
8.4
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8.5
1920x1080
6.5
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6.5
2560x1440
4.7
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4.7
3840x2160
3
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1280 MB
Memory Speed1200 MHzvs950 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth153.6GB/secvs121.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 640 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs448
Actual Shader Performance38%vs32%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs64
Texture Rate57.6 GTexel/svs46.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate28.8 GPixel/svs23.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-210 Watts
Recommended PSU-550 Watts & 38 Amps

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 i5-2500K 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 7850 MSI OC 2GB Edition is a special edition of the powerful Radeon HD 7850. See the standard version for more information about it.
The differences include an increase in the clock-clock that went from 860MHz to 900MHz and a new quiet and efficient cooling system.
The performance boost is the same as the Radeon HD 7850 MSI OC 1GB Edition, as this card does not benefit from a 2GB frame buffer.
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Edition is a high-end Graphics Card based on the 270-A1 variant of the 40nm GF110 GPU of the Fermi architecture.
The 270-A1 variant of the GF110 Core comes with 14 SMx activated and thus offers 448 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 32 ROPs, on a 320-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5.
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Edition has its central unit clocked at 732MHz and its memory clock operates at 950MHz - same as GeForce GTX 570.
Compared to the regular GeForce GTX 560 Ti, the rated board TDP is around 40W higher but its performance surpasses it largely, while some factory overclocked versions surpass GeForce GTX 570.
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