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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition GeForce GTX 295
Cyberpunk 2077 154% 146%
Hitman 3 231% 220%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 133% 125%
Resident Evil 8 154% 146%
FIFA 21 28% 24%
Grand Theft Auto VI 258% 246%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 125% 117%
Genshin Impact 154% 146%
The Medium 217% 207%
Far Cry 6 268% 255%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition.

The HD 7850 has a 399 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 295, but the GeForce GTX 295 has 96 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 7850. As a result, the GeForce GTX 295 exhibits a 29.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 7850. 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 399 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 295, but the GeForce GTX 295 has 24 more Render Output Units than the HD 7850. As a result, the GeForce GTX 295 exhibits a 1.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 7850. 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 three years more recently than the GeForce GTX 295, and so the HD 7850 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce GTX 295 when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTX 295 has 768 MB more video memory than the HD 7850, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce GTX 295 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce GTX 295 has 70.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 7850, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 295 is much better than the HD 7850.

The Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 295 has 480. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7850 is 849 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 295 is 636. The HD 7850 having 213 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce GTX 295 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD 7850 transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTX 295. This means that the HD 7850 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 295. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD 7850 should consume less power than the GeForce GTX 295.

The GeForce GTX 295 requires 289 Watts to run but there is no entry for the HD 7850. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 7850 and a PSU with at least 680 Watts for the GeForce GTX 295. The GeForce GTX 295 has been recommended a PSU with 180 Watts more than the HD 7850. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 295 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 7850.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed975 MHzvs576 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Pitcairn PROTesla G200-400-B3 (x2)
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date01 Jun 2012vs08 Jan 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

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1600x900
8.5
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8.5
1920x1080
6.6
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6.7
2560x1440
4.9
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5.1
3840x2160
3.1
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1792 MB
Memory Speed1200 MHzvs999 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs896 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth153.6GB/secvs223.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs480
Actual Shader Performance41%vs31%
Technology28nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs160
Texture Rate62.4 GTexel/svs92.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs56
Pixel Rate31.2 GPixel/svs32.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-289 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Wattsvs680 Watts & 50 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10.0
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3330 3.0GHzvsIntel Core i7-960 Quad 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC 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 on the core-clock that went from 860MHz to 975MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 7% boost when compared to the standard edition.
Overview
GeForce GTX 295 is a Dual Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Architecture
N/A

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed G200-400-B3 which has 20 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 480 Shader Processing Units, 160 TMUs and 56 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 576MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1.7GB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 896-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 999MHz.

Features
DirectX 10.0 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, GigaThread Technology, PhysX, Hardware Decode Acceleration, Lumenex Engine and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 289W, it requires at least a 680W PSU and one 6-pin and one 8-pin available connectors.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance on average with with a more recent GeForce GTX 480.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Powerful Processor and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 295.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants
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