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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition Radeon HD 7850 Club3D royalQueen 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 232% 172%
Hitman 3 332% 254%
Resident Evil 8 232% 172%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 204% 149%
FIFA 21 68% 37%
Grand Theft Auto VI 368% 283%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 194% 141%
Genshin Impact 232% 172%
Far Cry 6 381% 294%
The Medium 315% 240%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7850 Club3D royalQueen 1GB Edition are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition.

The HD 7850 has a 135 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the HD 5850. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the HD 7850 manages to provide 2.8 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 HD 7850 has a 135 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5850 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD 7850 providing 4.3 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 HD 7850 was released over a year more recently than the HD 5850, and so the HD 7850 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 Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition and the Radeon HD 7850 Club3D royalQueen 1GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The HD 7850 has 25.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 5850, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7850 is slightly better than the HD 5850.

The Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition has 1440 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7850 Club3D royalQueen 1GB Edition has 1024. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 5850 is 522 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7850 is 749. The HD 7850 having 227 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7850 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 5850.

The HD 7850 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 5850. This means that the HD 7850 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 5850.

The Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition requires 151 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 7850 Club3D royalQueen 1GB Edition requires 130 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 HD 7850. The HD 5850 requires 21 Watts more than the HD 7850 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 HD 7850.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed725 MHzvs860 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Cypress PROGCN 1.0 Pitcairn PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Good
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date30 Sep 2009vs01 Feb 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
7.4
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8.3
1920x1080
5.8
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6.4
2560x1440
3.9
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4.7
3840x2160 - vs green tick
2.9

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1200 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128GB/secvs153.6GB/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 Units1440vs1024
Actual Shader Performance25%vs36%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units72vs64
Texture Rate52.2 GTexel/svs55 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate23.2 GPixel/svs27.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power151 Wattsvs130 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 37 Ampsvs500 Watts & 35 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 i5-3330 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

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.

Performance
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.
Radeon HD 7850 Club3D royalQueen 1GB Edition is a special edition of the powerful Radeon HD 7850. See the standard version for more information about it.
The main difference is a new efficient cooling system.
Compared to the standard edition, the performance should be the same as there are no changes that affect its gaming performance directly.
All games, including demanding one's, will run at the highest settings.
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