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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition Radeon R7 250E
Cyberpunk 2077 211% 409%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 187% 370%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 219% 423%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 350% 636%
Genshin Impact 214% 414%
eFootball PES 2021 58% 159%
FIFA 21 58% 159%
Watch Dogs Legion 202% 395%
Death Stranding 214% 414%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 177% 355%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R7 250E.

The Radeon R7 250E has a 35 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5850, but the HD 5850 has 40 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon R7 250E. As a result, the HD 5850 exhibits a 29.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Radeon R7 250E. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Radeon R7 250E has a 35 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5850, but the HD 5850 has 16 more Render Output Units than the Radeon R7 250E. As a result, the HD 5850 exhibits a 11.7 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the Radeon R7 250E. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon R7 250E was released over three years more recently than the HD 5850, and so the Radeon R7 250E 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 Radeon R7 250E 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 72 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R7 250E, which means that the memory performance of the HD 5850 is much better than the Radeon R7 250E.

The Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition has 1440 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 250E has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 5850 is 551 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 250E is 348. The HD 5850 having 203 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 5850 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon R7 250E.

The Radeon R7 250E transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 5850. This means that the Radeon R7 250E 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 Radeon R7 250E requires 55 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 5850 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the Radeon R7 250E. The HD 5850 requires 96 Watts more than the Radeon R7 250E 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 Radeon R7 250E.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed765 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Cypress PROGCN 1.0 Cape Verde PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date13 Apr 2010vs20 Dec 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
7.9
1600x900
7.6
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6
1920x1080
6
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4.6
2560x1440
4.1
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3
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2.1

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs1125 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth144GB/secvs72GB/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%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1440vs512
Actual Shader Performance27%vs17%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units72vs32
Texture Rate55.1 GTexel/svs25.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate24.5 GPixel/svs12.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs1
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power151 Wattsvs55 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 40 Ampsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
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.
Overview
Radeon R7 250E is a Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
The GCN Architecture succeeds the 40nm Terascale Architecture. In addition to being produced with a 28nm Technology, the GCN Architecture adds other Technologies that allow for energy efficiency. For example, ZeroCore Power, a long idle power saving technology, allows the Graphics Cards to shut down by itself when the Monitor is turned off.
GCN also adds Improved Anisotropic Filtering, DirectX 11 Tessellation and the Partially Resident Textures (PRT) Technology, which enables future games to utilize ultra-high resolution textures with the same performance as today's small and often repetitive textures.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Cape Verde PRO which has 8 Compute Units activated and thus offers 512 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 800MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1125MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 55W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Radeon R7 250E is a direct rebrand of Radeon HD 7750 and performs exactly like it.

System Suggestions
Radeon R7 250E is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Decent Processor (Intel Core i3 Quad Core/AMD FX Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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