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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition OC 1GB Radeon HD 6850 MSI OC Power Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 250% 234%
Hitman 3 356% 335%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 221% 206%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 210% 196%
FIFA 21 77% 69%
Grand Theft Auto VI 393% 371%
Far Cry 6 407% 384%
Genshin Impact 250% 234%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 402% 379%
Battlefield 6 356% 335%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 6850 MSI OC Power Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition OC 1GB.

The GTX 650 Ti has a 133 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 6850. This results in the GTX 650 Ti providing 22.3 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 GTX 650 Ti has a 133 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 6850, but the HD 6850 has 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 650 Ti. As a result, the HD 6850 exhibits a 11.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 650 Ti. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 650 Ti was released over a year more recently than the HD 6850, and so the GTX 650 Ti is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 6850.

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition OC 1GB and the Radeon HD 6850 MSI OC Power 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 6850 has 54.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 650 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the HD 6850 is much better than the GTX 650 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition OC 1GB has 768 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 6850 MSI OC Power Edition has 960. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 Ti is 763 and the actual shader performance of the HD 6850 is 413. The GTX 650 Ti having 350 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 6850 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GTX 650 Ti transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 6850. This means that the GTX 650 Ti is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 6850. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GTX 650 Ti should consume less power than the HD 6850.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed993 MHzvs860 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK106-220-A1Terascale 2 Barts Pro
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date01 Oct 2012vs01 Oct 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
7.2
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7.3
1920x1080
5.6
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5.8
2560x1440
3.9
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3840x2160
2.5
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1350 MHzvs1100 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth86.4GB/secvs140.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB 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 Units768vs960
Actual Shader Performance37%vs20%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs48
Texture Rate63.6 GTexel/svs41.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate15.9 GPixel/svs27.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

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GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3450 3.1GHzvsIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1680x1050

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition OC 1GB is a special edition of the fast-middle-class GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
This edition features a new and better cooling system called Cyclone II Thermal Design with Dust Removal technology and an increase in the central clock that went from 928MHz to 993MHz. The Memory clock was left untouched.
The overclocking is relevant and benchmarks indicate there's a 4% boost when compared to the reference GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
Radeon HD 6850 MSI OC Power Edition is a special edition of the Radeon HD 6850. See the page of the standard edition for more information about it.
The new features include increases in the core and memory clocks that went from 775MHz to 860MHz and from 1050MHz to 1100MHz, respectively. Features that make it more energy efficient and a better cooling system are also included.
The performance increase is about 9% according to benchmarks and so and so even the most demanding games are playable at high settings but not with extreme resolutions and extreme technologies due to the limited memory size.
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