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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 214% 227%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 187% 199%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 177% 189%
FIFA 21 58% 65%
Grand Theft Auto VI 341% 360%
Far Cry 6 354% 373%
Genshin Impact 214% 227%
Hitman 3 308% 325%
Watch Dogs Legion 202% 215%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 350% 369%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition.

The HD 5850 and the GTX 460 have the same core clock speed of 765 MHz, but the HD 5850 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 460. As a result, the HD 5850 exhibits a 12.3 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 460. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 5850 and the GTX 460 have both the same core clock speed and the same Pixel Fill Rate. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 460 was released less than a year after the HD 5850, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The HD 5850 has 25.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 460, which means that the memory performance of the HD 5850 is slightly better than the GTX 460.

The Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition has 1440 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition has 336. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 5850 is 551 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 460 is 514. The HD 5850 having 37 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 5850 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 460.

The Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition requires 151 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 5850 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 460. The HD 5850 has been recommended a PSU with 50 Watts more than the GTX 460. The difference is significant enough that the HD 5850 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 460.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed765 MHzvs765 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Cypress PROFermi GF104-300-KB-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date13 Apr 2010vs01 Aug 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
7.6
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7.5
1920x1080
6
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5.8
2560x1440
4.1
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs925 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth144GB/secvs118.4GB/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 Units1440vs336
Actual Shader Performance27%vs25%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units72vs56
Texture Rate55.1 GTexel/svs42.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate24.5 GPixel/svs24.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power151 Watts-
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 40 Ampsvs450 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHzvsIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 5850 XFX Black 1GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's High-End Radeon HD 5850 1GB, created by XFX.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 765MHz, instead of 725MHz while the Memory Clock is now of 1125MHz.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System has been replaced by XFX's custom-designed Thermal Design, meaning the Graphics Card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance over the reference Radeon HD 5850 1GB.
GeForce GTX 460 PNY 1GB OC Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 460.
The biggest features are increases in the core-clock that went from 675MHz to 765MHz and from 900MHz to 925MHz, respectively.
According to most benchmarks, the performance boost is around 8% when compared to the standard GeForce GTX 460.
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