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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 4850 Gigabyte 512MB Edition GeForce 9800 GX2
Cyberpunk 2077 654% 629%
Control 862% 830%
eFootball PES 2020 274% 262%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 654% 629%
Grand Theft Auto VI 738% 711%
Borderlands 3 479% 460%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 674% 649%
Red Dead Redemption 2 654% 629%
FIFA 20 192% 183%
F1 2019 526% 505%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 9800 GX2 are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 4850 Gigabyte 512MB Edition.

The HD 4850 has a 40 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 9800 GX2, but the GeForce 9800 GX2 has 88 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 4850. As a result, the GeForce 9800 GX2 exhibits a 51.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 4850. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 4850 has a 40 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 9800 GX2, but the GeForce 9800 GX2 has 16 more Render Output Units than the HD 4850. As a result, the GeForce 9800 GX2 exhibits a 9 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 4850. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 4850 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 9800 GX2, and so the HD 4850 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 9800 GX2 when running the latest games.

The GeForce 9800 GX2 has 512 MB more video memory than the HD 4850, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce 9800 GX2 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 9800 GX2 has 67.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 4850, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 9800 GX2 is much better than the HD 4850.

The Radeon HD 4850 Gigabyte 512MB Edition has 800 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9800 GX2 has 256. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 4850 is 358 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9800 GX2 is 154. The HD 4850 having 204 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 9800 GX2 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD 4850 transistor size technology is 10 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 9800 GX2. This means that the HD 4850 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 9800 GX2. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD 4850 should consume less power than the GeForce 9800 GX2.

The Radeon HD 4850 Gigabyte 512MB Edition requires 110 Watts to run and the GeForce 9800 GX2 requires 197 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the HD 4850 and a PSU with at least 580 Watts for the GeForce 9800 GX2. The GeForce 9800 GX2 requires 87 Watts more than the HD 4850 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce 9800 GX2 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 4850.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed640 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureR700 RV770 PROG92 (x2)
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Oct 2011vs01 Mar 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
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1920x1080
4.3
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2560x1440
2.5
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3840x2160
1.7
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed940 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth60.2GB/secvs128GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units800vs256
Actual Shader Performance17%vs7%
Technology55nmvs65nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs128
Texture Rate25.6 GTexel/svs76.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate10.2 GPixel/svs19.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power110 Wattsvs197 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Wattsvs580 Watts & 35 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10
Shader Model4.1vs4.0
Open GL3.3vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E8600 3.33GHzvsIntel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM6 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1440x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 4850 Gigabyte 512MB Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon HD 4850.
The new features include an increase in the central unit that went from 625MHz to 640MHz, while the operating memory clock was reduced to 940MHz. A new cooling system is also available.
The performance ends up being exactly like the reference card.
With two on-board GPUs, a GeForce 9800 GX2-based graphics solution is bar-none the fastest graphics card available, and when paired with a 7 Series NVIDIA nForce motherboard, creates the latest in a line of powerful NVIDIA gaming platforms. Be blown away by scorching frame rates, true-to-life extreme HD gaming, and picture-perfect Blu-ray and HD DVD movies.
Recommended CPUIntel Pentium Dual Core E6700 3.2GHz
Intel Pentium Dual Core G6960 2.93GHz
AMD Athlon II X2 270
Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 1.86GHz
AMD Athlon II X3 405e
AMD Phenom II X4 850
Intel Core i5-4460T 1.9GHz
AMD APU A10-7860K Quad-Core
AMD APU A10-7850K Quad-Core
Intel Core i3-6300T 3.3GHz
Possible GPU UpgradesRadeon HD 7850 Direct CU II
GeForce GTX 470 Gigabyte SOC 1.2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition
Radeon HD 6950 XFX 2GB Edition
Radeon HD 6950 PowerColor 1GB Edition
GeForce GTX 570 Direct CU II Edition
GeForce GTX 570 EVGA HD 2.5GB Edition
GeForce GTX 570 Sonic Edition
GeForce GTX 295 EVGA CO-OP Hydro Copper 1792MB Edition
Tesla M2090
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