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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 EVGA Classified Ultra Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 232% 163%
Hitman 3 332% 242%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 204% 140%
Resident Evil 8 232% 163%
FIFA 21 68% 33%
Grand Theft Auto VI 368% 270%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 194% 133%
Genshin Impact 232% 163%
The Medium 315% 228%
Far Cry 6 381% 280%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 EVGA Classified Ultra Edition are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition.

The GTX 560 Ti has a 85 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 0.40000000000001 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 85 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 2.7 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 GTX 560 Ti has 256 MB more video memory than the HD 5850, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the HD 5850 has superior memory performance.

The HD 5850 has 3.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 560 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the HD 5850 is marginally better than the GTX 560 Ti.

The Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition has 1440 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 EVGA Classified Ultra Edition has 448. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 5850 is 522 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 Ti is 726. The GTX 560 Ti having 204 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 560 Ti delivers a marginally 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 and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 EVGA Classified Ultra Edition requires 210 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 5850 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 560 Ti. The GTX 560 Ti requires 59 Watts more than the HD 5850 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 560 Ti may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 5850.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed725 MHzvs810 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Cypress PROFermi GF110-270-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date30 Sep 2009vs01 Nov 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
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1600x900
7.4
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8.5
1920x1080
5.8
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6.5
2560x1440
3.9
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4.7
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1280 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs975 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128GB/secvs124.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 640 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1440vs448
Actual Shader Performance25%vs35%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units72vs64
Texture Rate52.2 GTexel/svs51.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate23.2 GPixel/svs25.9 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power151 Wattsvs210 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 37 Ampsvs550 Watts & 38 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 i5-2500K 3.3GHz
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.
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 EVGA Classified Ultra Edition is a special edition of GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores Edition.
This edition comes with a special cooling solution and comes overclocked out of the box in the core-clock which was raises from 732MHz to 810MHz, while the memory clock now operates at 975MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance boost when compared to the reference card and so GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 EVGA Classified Ultra Edition surpasses the next-in-series GeForce GTX 570.
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