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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition FirePro D300
Doom Eternal 202% 179%
Half-Life: Alyx 350% 315%
Cyberpunk 2077 308% 277%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 186% 164%
Grand Theft Auto VI 354% 319%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 186% 164%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 308% 277%
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 186% 164%
Minecraft RTX 433% 392%
Ori and the Will of the Wisps 175% 154%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro D300 are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition.

The FirePro D300 has a 10 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 5850. This results in the FirePro D300 providing 6.9 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 FirePro D300 has a 10 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5850 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the FirePro D300 providing 0.3 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 FirePro D300 was released over three years more recently than the HD 5850, and so the FirePro D300 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 FirePro D300 has 1024 MB more video memory than the HD 5850, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the FirePro D300 also has superior memory performance overall.

The FirePro D300 has 16 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 5850, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro D300 is slightly better than the HD 5850.

The Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition has 1440 Shader Processing Units and the FirePro D300 has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 5850 is 551 and the actual shader performance of the FirePro D300 is 645. The FirePro D300 having 94 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FirePro D300 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 5850.

The FirePro D300 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 5850. This means that the FirePro D300 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 FirePro D300 requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 5850 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the FirePro D300. The HD 5850 requires 1 Watts more than the FirePro D300 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD 5850 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the FirePro D300.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed765 MHzvs775 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Cypress PROPitcairn XT GL
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date13 Apr 2010vs18 Jan 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
7.6
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1920x1080
6
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2560x1440
4.1
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth144GB/secvs160GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1440vs1280
Actual Shader Performance27%vs31%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units72vs80
Texture Rate55.1 GTexel/svs62 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate24.5 GPixel/svs24.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power151 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 40 Ampsvs500 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs11.2
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHzvsIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

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.
FirePro D300 is a workstation Graphics Card based on the 28nm GCN architecture.
It's based on the Pitcairn XT Core (same used on 7870) and therefore offers 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs on a 256-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked 775MHz while the memory clock operates at 1250MHZ.
It is thus considerably lower clocked and its gaming performance is even lower, as Radeon HD 7870 benefits from certified gaming drivers which unlock the GCN's architecture potential while FirePro D300 is made for professional applications. Therefore, expect its performance to be similar to Radeon HD 7850.
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