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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost MSI Twin Frozr OC 2GB Edition Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 155% 154%
Hitman 3 232% 231%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 133% 133%
Resident Evil 8 155% 154%
FIFA 21 29% 28%
Grand Theft Auto VI 259% 258%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 126% 125%
Genshin Impact 155% 154%
The Medium 218% 217%
Far Cry 6 269% 268%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost MSI Twin Frozr OC 2GB Edition.

The GTX 650 Ti has a 58 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD 7850. This results in the GTX 650 Ti providing 3.7 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 GTX 650 Ti has a 58 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7850, but the HD 7850 has 8 more Render Output Units than the GTX 650 Ti. As a result, the HD 7850 exhibits a 6.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 650 Ti. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 650 Ti 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 GTX 650 Ti has 1024 MB more video memory than the HD 7850, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The HD 7850 has 9.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 650 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7850 is marginally better than the GTX 650 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost MSI Twin Frozr OC 2GB Edition has 768 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition has 1024. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 Ti is 843 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7850 is 849. The HD 7850 having 6 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7850 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 650 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost MSI Twin Frozr OC 2GB Edition requires 140 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 650 Ti and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 7850. The HD 7850 has been recommended a PSU with 50 Watts more than the GTX 650 Ti. The difference is significant enough that the HD 7850 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 650 Ti.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1033 MHzvs975 MHz
Boost Clock1098 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK106-240-A1GCN 1.0 Pitcairn PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date26 Mar 2013vs01 Jun 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
8.5
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8.5
1920x1080
6.6
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6.6
2560x1440
4.8
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4.9
3840x2160
3
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3.1

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs1200 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth144.2GB/secvs153.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 384 KB 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 Units768vs1024
Actual Shader Performance41%vs41%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs64
Texture Rate66.1 GTexel/svs62.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units24vs32
Pixel Rate24.8 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 Power140 Watts-
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 33 Ampsvs500 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3450 3.1GHzvsIntel Core i5-3330 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost MSI Twin Frozr OC 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Fast-Middle-Class GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Edition, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1033MHz, instead of 980MHz and goes up to 1098MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock still runs at 1502MHz and the Frame Buffer remains the same: 2GB. This is a gimmick and in no way benefits the GPU.

Cooling Solution
The Reference Cooling System has been replaced by MSI's Twin Frozr III Thermal Design which generates 20% more airflow than traditional fan design.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Edition.
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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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