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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 750 Zotac Thunderbolt 1GB Edition
Halo: Reach 6% 12%
Cyberpunk 2077 308% 282%
Red Dead Redemption 2 197% 178%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 83% 71%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 197% 178%
Doom Eternal 155% 139%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 308% 282%
Grand Theft Auto VI 354% 325%
FIFA 20 58% 48%
Need For Speed Heat 197% 178%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Zotac Thunderbolt 1GB Edition are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition.

The GTX 750 has a 464 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5850, but the HD 5850 has 40 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 750. As a result, the HD 5850 exhibits a 15.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 750. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 750 has a 464 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5850, but the HD 5850 has 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 750. As a result, the HD 5850 exhibits a 4.8 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 750. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 750 was released over three years more recently than the HD 5850, and so the GTX 750 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 5850 when running the latest games.

The Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 750 Zotac Thunderbolt 1GB 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 5850 has 57.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 750, which means that the memory performance of the HD 5850 is much better than the GTX 750.

The Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition has 1440 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 750 Zotac Thunderbolt 1GB Edition has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 5850 is 551 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 750 is 912. The GTX 750 having 361 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 5850 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GTX 750 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 5850. This means that the GTX 750 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 5850.

The Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition requires 151 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 750 Zotac Thunderbolt 1GB Edition requires 55 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 5850 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GTX 750. The HD 5850 requires 96 Watts more than the GTX 750 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD 5850 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 750.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed765 MHzvs1229 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1320 MHz
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Cypress PROMaxwell GM107-300-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Great
Release Date13 Apr 2010vs18 Feb 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
7.6
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8.1
1920x1080
6
vs green tick
6.2
2560x1440
4.1
vs green tick
4.4
3840x2160 - vs green tick
2.7

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs1350 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth144GB/secvs86.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1440vs512
Actual Shader Performance27%vs44%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units72vs32
Texture Rate55.1 GTexel/svs39.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate24.5 GPixel/svs19.7 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power151 Wattsvs55 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 40 Ampsvs300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's High-End Radeon HD 5850 1GB, created by XFX.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 765MHz, instead of 725MHz while the Memory Clock is now of 1125MHz.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System has been replaced by XFX's custom-designed Thermal Design, meaning the Graphics Card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance over the reference Radeon HD 5850 1GB.
Note: This GFX was only released in China, as of 18.02.2014.
GeForce GTX 750 Zotac Thunderbolt 1GB Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class GeForce GTX 750.
This edition comes with a custom cooling cooling solution which by itself will allow a slight performance boost, as GeForce GTX 750 benefits from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Furthermore, it comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that was raised from 1020MHz to 1229MHz, while the Turbo Boost is now of 1320MHz, instead of 1085MHz. The operating memory clock was increased to 1350MHz, increasing the much needed memory bandwidth.
Further overclocking can be achieved easily, as the GPU has great OC potential.
Benchmarks indicate its performance is around 10% better than the reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 and thus this card is much faster than Radeon R7 260X.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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