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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 360 v2 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 180% 197%
Cyberpunk 2077 285% 308%
Doom Eternal 141% 155%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 73% 83%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 180% 197%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 285% 308%
FIFA 20 49% 58%
Grand Theft Auto VI 329% 354%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 285% 308%
Need For Speed Heat 180% 197%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 360 v2 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition.

The R7 360 has a 435 MHz higher core clock speed but 24 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the HD 5850. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the R7 360 manages to provide 2.5 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 R7 360 has a 435 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5850, but the HD 5850 has 16 more Render Output Units than the R7 360. As a result, the HD 5850 exhibits a 5.3 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R7 360. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R7 360 was released over three years more recently than the HD 5850, and so the R7 360 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 5850 when running the latest games.

The R7 360 has 1024 MB more video memory than the HD 5850, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The HD 5850 has 40 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 360, which means that the memory performance of the HD 5850 is noticeably better than the R7 360.

The Radeon R7 360 v2 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition has 768 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition has 1440. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 360 is 783 and the actual shader performance of the HD 5850 is 551. The R7 360 having 232 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 5850 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The R7 360 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 5850. This means that the R7 360 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 5850.

The Radeon R7 360 v2 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition requires 151 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 360 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 5850. The HD 5850 requires 1 Watts more than the R7 360 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 R7 360.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1200 MHzvs765 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Tobago PROTerascale 2 Cypress PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date18 Jun 2015vs13 Apr 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
8.1
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7.6
1920x1080
6.1
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6
2560x1440
4.4
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4.1
3840x2160
2.6
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1625 MHzvs1125 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth104GB/secvs144GB/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 Units768vs1440
Actual Shader Performance38%vs27%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs72
Texture Rate57.6 GTexel/svs55.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate19.2 GPixel/svs24.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs151 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs500 Watts & 40 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4370 3.8GHzvsIntel Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 360 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Fast-Middle-Class Radeon R7 360 v2, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1200MHz, instead of 1050MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
GIGABYTE custom-designed 90 mm cooler: GIGABYTE custom-designed 90 mm cooler, with air flow optimized cover and aluminum base. The cooler can dissipate heat effectively from the GPU while keeping the fan at lower speed and noise.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 9% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R7 360 v2.
Overview
Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's High-End Radeon HD 5850 1GB, created by XFX.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 765MHz, instead of 725MHz while the Memory Clock is now of 1125MHz.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System has been replaced by XFX's custom-designed Thermal Design, meaning the Graphics Card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance over the reference Radeon HD 5850 1GB.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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