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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Red Dead Redemption 2 197% 174%
Cyberpunk 2077 308% 277%
Doom Eternal 155% 136%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 83% 69%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 197% 174%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 308% 277%
FIFA 20 58% 46%
Grand Theft Auto VI 354% 319%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 308% 277%
Need For Speed Heat 197% 174%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition.

The GTX 560 Ti has a 57 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5850, but the HD 5850 has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 560 Ti. As a result, the HD 5850 exhibits a 2.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 560 Ti. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 560 Ti has a 57 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5850 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 560 Ti providing 1.8 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 GTX 560 Ti was released less than a year after the HD 5850, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 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 15.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 560 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the HD 5850 is slightly better than the GTX 560 Ti.

The Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition has 1440 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 5850 is 551 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 Ti is 631. The GTX 560 Ti having 80 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 5850 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition requires 151 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti requires 170 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 GTX 560 Ti. The GTX 560 Ti requires 19 Watts more than the HD 5850 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 560 Ti to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD 5850.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed765 MHzvs822 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Cypress PROFermi GF114-400-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date13 Apr 2010vs25 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
10
1600x900
7.6
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1920x1080
6
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2560x1440
4.1
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4.2
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs1002 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth144GB/secvs128.3GB/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 Units1440vs384
Actual Shader Performance27%vs30%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units72vs64
Texture Rate55.1 GTexel/svs52.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate24.5 GPixel/svs26.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power151 Wattsvs170 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 40 Ampsvs500 Watts & 31 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHzvsIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz
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
GeForce GTX 560 Ti is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Fermi Architecture.

Architecture
The Fermi Architecture was first manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GF114-400-A1 which has 8 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 822MHz.

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 1002Hz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 170W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.

Performance
GeForce GTX 560 Ti competes with Radeon HD 6870 and proves to be around 5% faster.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 560 Ti is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Decent Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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