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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 760 3GB (OEM)
Red Dead Redemption 2 197% 118%
Halo: Reach 6% 31%
Cyberpunk 2077 308% 200%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 197% 118%
Doom Eternal 155% 88%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 308% 200%
Grand Theft Auto VI 354% 234%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 83% 35%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 308% 200%
Need For Speed Heat 197% 118%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 3GB (OEM) are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition.

The GTX 760 has a 58 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 5850. This results in the GTX 760 providing 23.9 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 GTX 760 has a 58 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5850, but the HD 5850 has 8 more Render Output Units than the GTX 760. As a result, the HD 5850 exhibits a 4.7 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 760. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 760 was released over three years more recently than the HD 5850, and so the GTX 760 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 GTX 760 has 2048 MB more video memory than the HD 5850, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The HD 5850 has 9.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 760, which means that the memory performance of the HD 5850 is marginally better than the GTX 760.

The Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition has 1440 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 760 3GB (OEM) has 1152. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 5850 is 551 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 760 is 1023. The GTX 760 having 472 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 760 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 5850.

The GTX 760 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 5850. This means that the GTX 760 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 760 3GB (OEM) requires 130 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 5850 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 760. The HD 5850 requires 21 Watts more than the GTX 760 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 GTX 760.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed765 MHzvs823 MHz
Boost Clock-vs888 MHz
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Cypress PROKepler GK104-200-KD-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date13 Apr 2010vs27 Jul 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs1400 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth144GB/secvs134.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 384 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1440vs1152
Actual Shader Performance27%vs49%
Texture Mapping Units72vs96
Texture Rate55.1 GTexel/svs79 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs24
Pixel Rate24.5 GPixel/svs19.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power151 Wattsvs130 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 40 Ampsvs450 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHzvsIntel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

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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.

Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance over the reference Radeon HD 5850 1GB.
GeForce GTX 760 3GB (OEM) is a high-end Graphics Card based on the 28nm, Kepler architecture.

It offers the GK104-200-KD-A2 GPU which features 1152 Shader Processing Units, 96 TMUs and 24 ROPs, on a 192-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5.
While the central unit runs at 823MHz and goes up to 888MHz, in turbo mode, the memory clock operates at 1400MHz.
When compared to the 1.5GB version, the frame buffer was doubled to 3GB though this will not boost its performance and can be addressed as a gimmick - marketing to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.

It is therefore a renamed GeForce GTX 660 3GB (OEM) and offers exactly the same performance.
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