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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7850 MSI OC 2GB Edition GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 164% 227%
Hitman 3 244% 325%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 142% 199%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 134% 189%
FIFA 21 33% 65%
Grand Theft Auto VI 272% 360%
Far Cry 6 282% 373%
Genshin Impact 164% 227%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 279% 369%
Battlefield 6 244% 325%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7850 MSI OC 2GB Edition are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition.

The HD 7850 has a 135 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 460. This results in the HD 7850 providing 14.8 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 7850 has a 135 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 460 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD 7850 providing 4.3 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 7850 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 460, and so the HD 7850 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 460.

The HD 7850 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 460, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the HD 7850 also has superior memory performance overall.

The HD 7850 has 35.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 460, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7850 is noticeably better than the GTX 460.

The Radeon HD 7850 MSI OC 2GB Edition has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition has 336. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7850 is 783 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 460 is 514. The HD 7850 having 269 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7850 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 460.

The HD 7850 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 460. This means that the HD 7850 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 460.

We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 460, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the HD 7850.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed900 MHzvs765 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Pitcairn PROFermi GF104-300-KB-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date01 Feb 2012vs01 Aug 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
8.4
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1920x1080
6.5
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2560x1440
4.7
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3.8
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1200 MHzvs925 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth153.6GB/secvs118.4GB/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%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs336
Actual Shader Performance38%vs25%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs56
Texture Rate57.6 GTexel/svs42.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate28.8 GPixel/svs24.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
Recommended PSU-450 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3330 3.0GHzvsIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 7850 MSI OC 2GB Edition is a special edition of the powerful Radeon HD 7850. See the standard version for more information about it.
The differences include an increase in the clock-clock that went from 860MHz to 900MHz and a new quiet and efficient cooling system.
The performance boost is the same as the Radeon HD 7850 MSI OC 1GB Edition, as this card does not benefit from a 2GB frame buffer.
GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 460.
The biggest features are increases in the core-clock that went from 675MHz to 765MHz and from 900MHz to 925MHz, respectively.
According to most benchmarks, the performance boost is around 8% when compared to the standard GeForce GTX 460.
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