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Gaming Performance Comparison

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Game Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition Tesla C2050
Cyberpunk 2077 232% 343%
Hitman 3 332% 476%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 204% 305%
The Medium 315% 453%
Resident Evil 8 232% 343%
FIFA 21 68% 124%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 194% 292%
Grand Theft Auto VI 368% 524%
Genshin Impact 232% 343%
Far Cry 6 381% 541%

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 Tesla C2050.

The Tesla C2050 was released less than a year after the HD 5850, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Tesla C2050 has 2048 MB more video memory than the HD 5850, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Tesla C2050 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Tesla C2050 has 16 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 5850, which means that the memory performance of the Tesla C2050 is slightly better than the HD 5850.

The Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition has 1440 Shader Processing Units and the Tesla C2050 has 448. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 5850 is 522 and the actual shader performance of the Tesla C2050 is 515. The HD 5850 having 7 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 5850 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Tesla C2050.

The Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition requires 151 Watts to run and the Tesla C2050 requires 238 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 5850 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Tesla C2050. The Tesla C2050 requires 87 Watts more than the HD 5850 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Tesla C2050 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 MHzvs575 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Cypress PROFermi GF100
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date30 Sep 2009vs01 May 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs750 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128GB/secvs144GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 768 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1440vs448
Actual Shader Performance25%vs25%
Texture Mapping Units72vs-
Texture Rate52.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units32vs-
Pixel Rate23.2 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power151 Wattsvs238 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 37 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHz-
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.
The NVIDIA Tesla C2050 and C2070 computing processors fuel the transition to parallel computing and bring the performance of a small cluster to the desktop. Based on the next-generation CUDA architecture codenamed “Fermi”, the 20-series family of Tesla GPUs support many “must have” features for technical and enterprise computing including c++ support, Ecc memory for uncompromised accuracy and scalability, and a 7X increase in double precision performance compared Tesla 10-series GPUs. The Tesla c2050 and c2070 GPUs are designed to redefine high performance computing and make supercomputing available to everyone. Compared to the latest quad-core cPUs, Tesla c2050 and c2070 computing Processors deliver equivalent supercomputing performance at 1/10th the cost and 1/20th the power consumption.
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