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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition Quadro FX 5800
Cyberpunk 2077 154% 637%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 133% 574%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 125% 552%
Hitman 3 231% 859%
Grand Theft Auto VI 258% 937%
FIFA 21 28% 272%
Far Cry 6 268% 967%
Genshin Impact 154% 637%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 265% 957%
Watch Dogs Legion 145% 611%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 5800.

The HD 7850 was released over three years more recently than the Quadro FX 5800, 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 Quadro FX 5800 when running the latest games.

The Quadro FX 5800 has 3072 MB more video memory than the HD 7850, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the HD 7850 has superior memory performance.

The HD 7850 has 51.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro FX 5800, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7850 is much better than the Quadro FX 5800.

The Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 5800 has 240. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7850 is 849 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 5800 is 156. The HD 7850 having 693 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7850 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro FX 5800.

The HD 7850 transistor size technology is 37 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 5800. This means that the HD 7850 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 5800.

The Quadro FX 5800 requires 189 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 750 Watts for the Quadro FX 5800. The Quadro FX 5800 has been recommended a PSU with 250 Watts more than the HD 7850. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro FX 5800 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 MHzvs648 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Pitcairn PROGT200GL
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date01 Jun 2012vs11 Nov 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1200 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth153.6GB/secvs102.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs240
Actual Shader Performance41%vs8%
Texture Mapping Units64vs-
Texture Rate62.4 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units32vs-
Pixel Rate31.2 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-189 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Wattsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3330 3.0GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080-

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.
The Quadro® FX 5800 ultra-high-end solution gives geophysicists, designers, scientists, engineers, and other technical professionals visual supercomputing from their desktops. Professional applications take advantage of the advanced feature set of the Quadro FX 5800, including 4GB of frame buffer, providing professionals with the right set of tools to deliver results that push visualization beyond traditional 3D.
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