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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition OC 1GB Radeon HD 5850 1024MB
Cyberpunk 2077 250% 232%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 221% 204%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 210% 194%
Hitman 3 356% 332%
Grand Theft Auto VI 393% 368%
FIFA 21 77% 68%
Far Cry 6 407% 381%
Genshin Impact 250% 232%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 402% 376%
Watch Dogs Legion 238% 221%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 5850 1024MB are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition OC 1GB.

The GTX 650 Ti has a 268 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the HD 5850. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 650 Ti manages to provide 11.4 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 268 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5850, but the HD 5850 has 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 650 Ti. As a result, the HD 5850 exhibits a 7.3 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 three years more recently than the HD 5850, and so the GTX 650 Ti is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 5850 when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition OC 1GB and the Radeon HD 5850 1024MB 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 41.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 650 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the HD 5850 is noticeably better than the GTX 650 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition OC 1GB has 768 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 5850 1024MB has 1440. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 Ti is 763 and the actual shader performance of the HD 5850 is 522. The GTX 650 Ti having 241 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 5850 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GTX 650 Ti transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 5850. This means that the GTX 650 Ti is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 5850. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GTX 650 Ti should consume less power than the HD 5850.

The Radeon HD 5850 1024MB requires 151 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GTX 650 Ti. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 5850, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the GTX 650 Ti.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed993 MHzvs725 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK106-220-A1Terascale 2 Cypress PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date01 Oct 2012vs30 Sep 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1350 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth86.4GB/secvs128GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs1440
Actual Shader Performance37%vs25%
Texture Mapping Units64vs72
Texture Rate63.6 GTexel/svs52.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate15.9 GPixel/svs23.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-151 Watts
Recommended PSU-500 Watts & 40 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3450 3.1GHzvsIntel Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

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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 5850 1024MB is a High-End GPU part of the Radeon HD 5000 Series released on 2009. Codenamed Cypress Pro, this Evergreen 40nm GPU features 1440 Shader Processing Units, 72 TMUs and 32 ROPs. HD 5850 1024MB features a 256-bit Memory interface of fast GDDR5 Memory type, clocked at 725MHz on the central unit and running a Memory clock of 1000MHz. Performance is around or even better than the 2013 Radeon HD 7790, and is suitable for a 1080p resolution, but some Modern Demanding games like Crysis 3 will need lowered Aliasing settings to be playable. Its power consumption is considerably higher than other GPUs comparable performance-wise.
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