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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition FirePro W5000
Cyberpunk 2077 232% 349%
Hitman 3 332% 484%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 204% 310%
Resident Evil 8 232% 349%
FIFA 21 68% 126%
Grand Theft Auto VI 368% 531%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 194% 297%
The Medium 315% 460%
Genshin Impact 232% 349%
Far Cry 6 381% 549%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD FirePro W5000.

The FirePro W5000 was released over a year more recently than the HD 5850, and so the FirePro W5000 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 5850.

The FirePro W5000 has 1024 MB more video memory than the HD 5850, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the HD 5850 has superior memory performance.

The HD 5850 has 25.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the FirePro W5000, which means that the memory performance of the HD 5850 is slightly better than the FirePro W5000.

The Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition has 1440 Shader Processing Units and the FirePro W5000 has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 5850 is 522 and the actual shader performance of the FirePro W5000 is 412. The HD 5850 having 110 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 5850 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the FirePro W5000.

The Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition requires 151 Watts to run and the FirePro W5000 requires 75 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 5850. The HD 5850 requires 76 Watts more than the FirePro W5000 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 FirePro W5000.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed725 MHzvs825 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Cypress PROPitcairn LE
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date30 Sep 2009vs01 Aug 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128GB/secvs102.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1440vs768
Actual Shader Performance25%vs20%
Texture Mapping Units72vs-
Texture Rate52.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units32vs-
Pixel Rate23.2 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power151 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 37 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's High-End RRadeon HD 5850, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer Remain the same.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System is now the Twin Frozr II Thermal Design, which is 12? cooler compared to reference cooling.

Without any overclocking out of the box, Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition is as fast as the reference Radeon HD 5850.
FirePro W5000 is a server GPU based on 28nm the GCN architecture.
It's based on the Pitcairn LE Core (technically a halved Tahiti LE Core) and therefore offers 768 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 32 ROPs on a 256-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked 825MHz while the memory clock operates at 800MHZ.
Its gaming performance is expected to be only slightly above Radeon HD 7770, despite its higher count SPU, as the HD 7000 Series GPUs benefit from certified gaming drivers which unlock the GCN's architecture potential while FirePro W5000 is made for professional applications. Therefore, expect its performance to be between 1% and 5% better than Radeon HD 7770.
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