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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 EVGA FTW+ 1GB Edition Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 175% 197%
Cyberpunk 2077 278% 308%
Doom Eternal 137% 155%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 70% 83%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 175% 197%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 278% 308%
FIFA 20 47% 58%
Grand Theft Auto VI 321% 354%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 278% 308%
Need For Speed Heat 175% 197%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 EVGA FTW+ 1GB Edition are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition.

The GTX 560 has a 166 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5850, but the HD 5850 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 560. As a result, the HD 5850 exhibits a 3 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 560. 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 has a 166 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5850 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 560 providing 5.3 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 was released over a year more recently than the HD 5850, and so the GTX 560 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 GeForce GTX 560 EVGA FTW+ 1GB Edition and the Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The HD 5850 has 6.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 560, which means that the memory performance of the HD 5850 is marginally better than the GTX 560.

The GeForce GTX 560 EVGA FTW+ 1GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition has 1440. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 626 and the actual shader performance of the HD 5850 is 551. The GTX 560 having 75 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 560 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 5850.

The GeForce GTX 560 EVGA FTW+ 1GB 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 450 Watts for the GTX 560 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 5850. The HD 5850 requires 1 Watts more than the GTX 560 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 GTX 560.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed931 MHzvs765 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-325-A1Terascale 2 Cypress PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date15 Aug 2011vs13 Apr 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
8
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7.6
1920x1080
6.2
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6
2560x1440
4.1
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1077 MHzvs1125 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth137.9GB/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 Units336vs1440
Actual Shader Performance30%vs27%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs72
Texture Rate52.1 GTexel/svs55.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate29.8 GPixel/svs24.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs151 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs500 Watts & 40 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 560 EVGA FTW+ 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 560, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 931MHz, instead of 810MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1077MHz, instead of 1002MHz.

Frame Buffer
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Cooling Solution
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Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 11% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 560.
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
GPU Variants
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