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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 460 v2
Cyberpunk 2077 232% 322%
Hitman 3 332% 449%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 204% 286%
Resident Evil 8 232% 322%
FIFA 21 68% 113%
Grand Theft Auto VI 368% 494%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 194% 273%
The Medium 315% 427%
Genshin Impact 232% 322%
Far Cry 6 381% 511%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 v2.

The GTX 460 has a 53 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5850, but the HD 5850 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 460. As a result, the HD 5850 exhibits a 8.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 460. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 460 has a 53 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5850 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 460 providing 1.7 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 460 was released over a year more recently than the HD 5850, and so the GTX 460 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 460 v2 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 460 has 0.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 5850, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 460 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 460 v2 has 336. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 5850 is 522 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 460 is 523. The GTX 460 having 1 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 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition requires 151 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 460 v2 requires 160 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 5850 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 460. The GTX 460 requires 9 Watts more than the HD 5850 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 460 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD 5850.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed725 MHzvs778 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Cypress PROFermi GF104-300-KB-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date30 Sep 2009vs24 Sep 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1002 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1440vs336
Actual Shader Performance25%vs25%
Texture Mapping Units72vs56
Texture Rate52.2 GTexel/svs43.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate23.2 GPixel/svs24.9 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power151 Wattsvs160 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 37 Ampsvs450 Watts & 26 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHzvsIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

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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.
GeForce GTX 460 v2 is a high-end GPU based on the 40nm Fermi architecture.
It's based on the Fermi GF114 Core (optimized GF104 Core) and offers 336 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 32 ROPs, on 192-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 778MHz and the memory clock operates at 1002MHz.
Compared to the reference GeForce GTX 460, it offers less memory bandwidth but comes higher clocked and it's still expected to perform sightly better. Benchmarks indicate that its performance is around 3% better than the standard version.
Most modern demanding games will run at the highest settings using a 1080p resolution. However, some will require reduced settings to be played optimally.
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