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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7850 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 152% 154%
Hitman 3 228% 231%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 131% 133%
Resident Evil 8 152% 154%
FIFA 21 27% 28%
Grand Theft Auto VI 255% 258%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 123% 125%
The Medium 215% 217%
Genshin Impact 152% 154%
Far Cry 6 265% 268%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7850 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition.

The HD 7850 has a 25 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD 7850. This results in the HD 7850 providing 1.6 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 25 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7850 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD 7850 providing 0.8 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 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 HD 7850 has 1024 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 HD 7850 also has superior memory performance overall.

The HD 7850 has 3.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 7850, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7850 is marginally better than the HD 7850.

Both the Radeon HD 7850 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition and the Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition have 1024 Shader Processing Units. Having the same number of SPUs and using the same architecture means that the performance they offer can be compared by looking at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, the HD 7850 has 1.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate, 0.8 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate, and 3.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth, so should have a marginally faster performance than the HD 7850.

We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 7850, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the HD 7850.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs975 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Pitcairn PROGCN 1.0 Pitcairn PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date01 May 2012vs01 Jun 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1225 MHzvs1200 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth156.8GB/secvs153.6GB/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%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs1024
Actual Shader Performance42%vs41%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs64
Texture Rate64 GTexel/svs62.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate32 GPixel/svs31.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
Recommended PSU-500 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

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

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 7850 PowerColor PCS+ 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 1000MHz while the memory clock was increased to 1225MHz.
The performance boost is very significant and about 8% when compared to the standard version.
Radeon 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.
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