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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 560 Ti Golden Sample Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 232% 166%
Hitman 3 332% 246%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 204% 143%
The Medium 315% 232%
Resident Evil 8 232% 166%
FIFA 21 68% 34%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 194% 135%
Grand Theft Auto VI 368% 274%
Genshin Impact 232% 166%
Far Cry 6 381% 284%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Golden Sample Edition are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition.

The GTX 560 Ti has a 175 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 GTX 560 Ti manages to provide 5.4 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 560 Ti has a 175 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 5.6 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 over a year more recently than the HD 5850, and so the GTX 560 Ti 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 GeForce GTX 560 Ti Golden Sample Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 560 Ti has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 5850, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 Ti is marginally better than the HD 5850.

The Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition has 1440 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti Golden Sample Edition has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 5850 is 522 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 Ti is 691. The GTX 560 Ti having 169 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 560 Ti delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 5850.

The Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition requires 151 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 560 Ti Golden Sample Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 5850.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed725 MHzvs900 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Cypress PROFermi GF114-400-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date30 Sep 2009vs01 Feb 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
7.4
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8.3
1920x1080
5.8
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6.5
2560x1440
3.9
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4.4
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1050 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128GB/secvs134.4GB/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 Performance25%vs33%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units72vs64
Texture Rate52.2 GTexel/svs57.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate23.2 GPixel/svs28.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power151 Watts-
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 37 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 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.
GeForce GTX 560 Ti Golden Sample Edition is one of the many special editions of GeForce GTX 560 Ti.
The new features include increased memory and core clocks, from 1002MHz to 1050MHz and from 822MHz to 900MHz, respectively and a dual-fan cooling system.
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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