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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Palit 2GB Edition Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 223% 232%
Hitman 3 320% 332%
Resident Evil 8 223% 232%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 195% 204%
FIFA 21 63% 68%
Grand Theft Auto VI 354% 368%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 186% 194%
Genshin Impact 223% 232%
Far Cry 6 367% 381%
The Medium 303% 315%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Palit 2GB Edition are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition.

The GTX 560 has a 85 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 6.8 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 85 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5850 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 560 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 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 GTX 560 has 1024 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 GTX 560 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 560 has 0.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 5850, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 is marginally better than the HD 5850.

The GeForce GTX 560 Palit 2GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition has 1440. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 544 and the actual shader performance of the HD 5850 is 522. The GTX 560 having 22 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 5850 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GTX 560 Palit 2GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 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 Speed810 MHzvs725 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-325-A1Terascale 2 Cypress PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 May 2011vs30 Sep 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.7
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1600x900
7.6
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7.4
1920x1080
5.9
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5.8
2560x1440
3.8
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3.9
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1002 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128.3GB/secvs128GB/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 Performance26%vs25%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs72
Texture Rate45.4 GTexel/svs52.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate25.9 GPixel/svs23.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs151 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs500 Watts & 37 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 Palit 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 560, created by Palit.

Overclock: Central Unit
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled from 1GB to 2GB: a gimmick which doesn't yield any performance boost and can be considered marketing to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.


Cooling Solution
Turbofan Blade: TurboFan Blade design is developed by the concept of turbojet engine which emphasize on the power of thermal performance at maximum air flow and air pressure. It can provide the best thermal solution to the graphics card.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 560.
Overview
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.
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