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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 460 Asus DirectCU TOP 1GB Edition Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition
Hitman 3 310% 332%
Cyberpunk 2077 215% 232%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 188% 204%
Resident Evil 8 215% 232%
FIFA 21 59% 68%
Grand Theft Auto VI 344% 368%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 179% 194%
Genshin Impact 215% 232%
Far Cry 6 356% 381%
The Medium 293% 315%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 Asus DirectCU TOP 1GB Edition are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition.

The GTX 460 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5850, but the HD 5850 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 460. As a result, the HD 5850 exhibits a 8.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 460. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 460 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5850 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 460 providing 1.6 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 460 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 GeForce GTX 460 Asus DirectCU TOP 1GB Edition and the Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 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 memory bandwidth of the GeForce GTX 460 Asus DirectCU TOP 1GB Edition and the Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition are the same, which means the GTX 460 and the HD 5850 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The GeForce GTX 460 Asus DirectCU TOP 1GB 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 460 is 521 and the actual shader performance of the HD 5850 is 522. The HD 5850 having 1 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 5850 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 460.

The GeForce GTX 460 Asus DirectCU TOP 1GB Edition requires 225 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 460 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 5850. The GTX 460 requires 74 Watts more than the HD 5850 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 460 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 5850.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed775 MHzvs725 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF104-300-KB-A1Terascale 2 Cypress PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date12 Aug 2010vs30 Sep 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.8
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1600x900
7.7
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7.4
1920x1080
5.9
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5.8
2560x1440
4
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3.9
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128GB/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 Performance25%vs25%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs72
Texture Rate43.4 GTexel/svs52.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate24.8 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 Power225 Wattsvs151 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 24 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 i5-760 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 460 Asus DirectCU TOP 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 460, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 775MHz, instead of 675MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock was increased from 900MHz to 1000MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
DirectCU Thermal Solution: Three 8mm flattened copper heat-pipes contact GPU directly and reach up to 20% COOLER than generic GeForce GTX460.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 12% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 460.
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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