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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 470 Gigabyte SOC 1.2GB Edition Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 170% 232%
Hitman 3 252% 332%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 147% 204%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 139% 194%
FIFA 21 36% 68%
Grand Theft Auto VI 280% 368%
Far Cry 6 291% 381%
Genshin Impact 170% 232%
Battlefield 6 252% 332%
Resident Evil 8 170% 232%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 Gigabyte SOC 1.2GB Edition are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition.

The HD 5850 has a 25 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 470. This results in the HD 5850 providing 13 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 HD 5850 has a 25 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 470, but the GTX 470 has 8 more Render Output Units than the HD 5850. As a result, the GTX 470 exhibits a 4.8 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 5850. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 470 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 GTX 470 has 256 MB more video memory than the HD 5850, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 470 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 470 has 5.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 5850, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 470 is marginally better than the HD 5850.

The GeForce GTX 470 Gigabyte SOC 1.2GB Edition has 448 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition has 1440. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 470 is 627 and the actual shader performance of the HD 5850 is 522. The GTX 470 having 105 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 470 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 5850.

The GeForce GTX 470 Gigabyte SOC 1.2GB Edition requires 215 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 550 Watts for the GTX 470 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 5850. The GTX 470 requires 64 Watts more than the HD 5850 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 470 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 5850.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs725 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF100-275-A3Terascale 2 Cypress PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date09 Jul 2010vs30 Sep 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
8.3
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7.4
1920x1080
6.4
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5.8
2560x1440
4.6
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3.9
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GPU Memory

Memory1280 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed837 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus320 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth133.9GB/secvs128GB/sec
L2 Cache 640 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units448vs1440
Actual Shader Performance30%vs25%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs72
Texture Rate39.2 GTexel/svs52.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units40vs32
Pixel Rate28 GPixel/svs23.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power215 Wattsvs151 Watts
Recommended PSU550 Watts & 37 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 i7-930 Quad 2.80GHzvsIntel Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 470 Gigabyte SOC 1.2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 470, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 700MHz, instead of 608MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
WindForce 3X Cooling System: features 3 ultra quiet PWM fans, three copper heat pipes and a unique vapor chamber to strengthen the speed of heat dissipation.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 10% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 470.
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.
Recommended CPU
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