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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition GeForce GTX 650 Ti MSI TF OC Boost Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 154% 150%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 133% 129%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 125% 121%
FIFA 21 28% 26%
Grand Theft Auto VI 258% 252%
Hitman 3 231% 226%
Genshin Impact 154% 150%
Far Cry 6 268% 262%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 265% 259%
Watch Dogs Legion 145% 141%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti MSI TF OC Boost Edition are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition.

The GTX 650 Ti has a 58 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD 7850. This results in the GTX 650 Ti providing 3.7 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 58 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7850, but the HD 7850 has 8 more Render Output Units than the GTX 650 Ti. As a result, the HD 7850 exhibits a 6.4 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 less than a year after the HD 7850, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 650 Ti has 1024 MB more video memory than the HD 7850, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The HD 7850 has 9.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 650 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7850 is marginally better than the GTX 650 Ti.

The Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti MSI TF OC Boost Edition has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7850 is 849 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 Ti is 843. The HD 7850 having 6 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7850 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 650 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti MSI TF OC Boost Edition requires 140 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 450 Watts for the GTX 650 Ti. The HD 7850 has been recommended a PSU with 50 Watts more than the GTX 650 Ti. The difference is significant enough that the HD 7850 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 650 Ti.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed975 MHzvs1033 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1098 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Pitcairn PROKepler GK106-240-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date01 Jun 2012vs26 Mar 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1200 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth153.6GB/secvs144.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 384 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs768
Actual Shader Performance41%vs41%
Texture Mapping Units64vs64
Texture Rate62.4 GTexel/svs66.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs24
Pixel Rate31.2 GPixel/svs24.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-140 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Wattsvs450 Watts & 24 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3330 3.0GHzvsIntel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

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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.
GeForce GTX 650 Ti MSI TF OC Boost Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Edition (not to be confused with the reference GeForce GTX 650 Ti).
This GFX has its central unit overclocked out of the box from 980MHz to 1033MHz (up to 1098MHz in Turbo), while the memory clock was left untouched. A new cooling system called Twin Frozr III with propeller Blade Technology generates 20% more airflow than traditional fan design, according to MSI and with Dual 8 PWM fans, is also featured.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost, when compared to the reference card.
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