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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition GeForce 9800 GT Green Edition
Hitman 3 231% 852%
Cyberpunk 2077 154% 632%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 133% 569%
Resident Evil 8 154% 632%
FIFA 21 28% 269%
Grand Theft Auto VI 258% 930%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 125% 548%
Genshin Impact 154% 632%
Far Cry 6 268% 959%
The Medium 217% 813%

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 GeForce 9800 GT Green Edition.

The HD 7850 has a 425 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the 9800 GT. This results in the HD 7850 providing 31.6 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 425 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the 9800 GT. This results in the HD 7850 providing 22.4 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 three years more recently than the 9800 GT, 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 9800 GT when running the latest games.

The HD 7850 has 512 MB more video memory than the 9800 GT, 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 96 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 9800 GT, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7850 is massively better than the 9800 GT.

The Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9800 GT Green Edition has 112. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7850 is 849 and the actual shader performance of the 9800 GT is 154. The HD 7850 having 695 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 9800 GT.

The HD 7850 transistor size technology is 37 nm (nanometers) smaller than the 9800 GT. This means that the HD 7850 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the 9800 GT.

The GeForce 9800 GT Green Edition requires 75 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 400 Watts for the 9800 GT. The HD 7850 has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the 9800 GT. The difference is significant enough that the HD 7850 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the 9800 GT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed975 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Pitcairn PROTesla G92-270-A2
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date01 Jun 2012vs15 Mar 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
8.5
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5.2
1920x1080
6.6
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3.6
2560x1440
4.9
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2.2
3840x2160
3.1
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1.4

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed1200 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth153.6GB/secvs57.6GB/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 Units1024vs112
Actual Shader Performance41%vs7%
Technology28nmvs65nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs56
Texture Rate62.4 GTexel/svs30.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate31.2 GPixel/svs8.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-75 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Wattsvs400 Watts & 26 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 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1366x768

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.
GeForce 9800 GT Green Edition is a tweaked GeForce 9800 GT optimized for power saving. With reduced clocks its performance is much worse than its default version but consumes only a maximum of 75 Watts. <\br> The core-clock was reduced from 600MHz to 550MHz. The Shaders clock was probably reduced too.
There are no benchmarks available but it's clear to say GeForce 9800 GT Green Edition's is somewhere between GeForce 8800 GTS and GeForce 8800 GT.
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