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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 6850 DirectCU Edition GeForce GTX 465
Cyberpunk 2077 261% 265%
Hitman 3 369% 374%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 230% 233%
The Medium 350% 355%
Resident Evil 8 261% 265%
FIFA 21 82% 84%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 219% 223%
Grand Theft Auto VI 408% 413%
Genshin Impact 261% 265%
Far Cry 6 422% 427%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 6850 DirectCU Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 465.

The HD 6850 has a 183 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 465. This results in the HD 6850 providing 11.2 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 6850 has a 183 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 465 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD 6850 providing 5.9 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 HD 6850 was released less than a year after the GeForce GTX 465, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Radeon HD 6850 DirectCU Edition and the GeForce GTX 465 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 25.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 465, which means that the memory performance of the HD 6850 is slightly better than the GeForce GTX 465.

The Radeon HD 6850 DirectCU Edition has 960 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 465 has 352. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 6850 is 379 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 465 is 427. The GeForce GTX 465 having 48 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 6850 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GTX 465 requires 200 Watts to run but there is no entry for the HD 6850. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GeForce GTX 465, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the HD 6850.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed790 MHzvs607 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Barts ProFermi GF100-030-A3
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 Oct 2010vs01 May 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
9.4
1600x900
7.1
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7.2
1920x1080
5.6
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5.5
2560x1440
3.8
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3.6
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs802 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128GB/secvs102.7GB/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 Units960vs352
Actual Shader Performance18%vs21%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs44
Texture Rate37.9 GTexel/svs26.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate25.3 GPixel/svs19.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-200 Watts
Recommended PSU-550 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1680x1050vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 6850 DirectCU 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 an increase in the core-clock that went from 775MHz to 790MHz and a new cooling system called DirectCU with copper heatpipes in direct contact with the GPU for rapid heat dissipation. 20% cooler and quiet performance in idle, according to Asus.
The performance increase is very slightly and about 1% according to benchmarks, when compared to the reference card.
GeForce GTX 465 is a high-end GPU based on the 40nm Fermi architecture.
It's based on the Fermi GF100 Core (optimized GF104 Core) and offers 352 Shader Processing Units, 42 TMUs and 32 ROPs, on 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 607MHz and the memory clock operates at 802MHz.
Despite feature more Shader Processing Units than GeForce GTX 460, it's lower clocked. Benchmarks indicate that its performance is around 3% better than the standard version and therefore on level with GeForce GTX 460 v2.
Most modern demanding games will run at the highest settings using a 1080p resolution. However, some will require reduced settings to be played optimally.
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