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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7850 HIS Fan 2GB Edition GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 172% 178%
Hitman 3 254% 262%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 149% 154%
The Medium 240% 247%
Resident Evil 8 172% 178%
FIFA 21 37% 40%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 141% 146%
Grand Theft Auto VI 283% 291%
Genshin Impact 172% 178%
Far Cry 6 294% 302%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7850 HIS Fan 2GB Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition.

The HD 7850 has a 210 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 470. This results in the HD 7850 providing 18.6 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 210 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Render Output Units than the GTX 470. The lower ROP count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the HD 7850 manages to provide 1.5 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 a year more recently than the GTX 470, and so the HD 7850 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 470.

The HD 7850 has 768 MB more video memory than the GTX 470, 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 17.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 470, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7850 is slightly better than the GTX 470.

The Radeon HD 7850 HIS Fan 2GB Edition has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition has 448. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7850 is 749 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 470 is 582. The HD 7850 having 167 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7850 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 470.

The HD 7850 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 470. This means that the HD 7850 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 470. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD 7850 should consume less power than the GTX 470.

The Radeon HD 7850 HIS Fan 2GB Edition requires 130 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition requires 215 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 7850 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 470. The GTX 470 requires 85 Watts more than the HD 7850 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 470 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 7850.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed860 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Pitcairn PROFermi GF100-275-A3
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date06 Mar 2012vs01 Jun 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
8.3
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8.2
1920x1080
6.4
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6.3
2560x1440
4.7
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4.6
3840x2160
2.9
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1280 MB
Memory Speed1200 MHzvs850 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs320 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth153.6GB/secvs136GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 640 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs448
Actual Shader Performance36%vs28%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs56
Texture Rate55 GTexel/svs36.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs40
Pixel Rate27.5 GPixel/svs26 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power130 Wattsvs215 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 35 Ampsvs550 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3330 3.0GHzvsIntel Core i7-930 Quad 2.80GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 7850 HIS Fan 2GB Edition is a special edition of the powerful Radeon HD 7850. See the standard version for more information about it.

The main difference is a new efficient cooling system.
Compared to the standard edition, the performance should be the same as there are no changes that affect its gaming performance directly.
GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 470.
This edition comes with a dual-fan custom solution and overclocked out of the box in the central unit which was increased from 607MHz to 650MHz, while the operating memory clock is now of 850MHz, instead of 837MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
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