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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 295 EVGA Red 1792MB Edition Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 146% 154%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 125% 133%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 117% 125%
Grand Theft Auto VI 246% 258%
FIFA 21 24% 28%
Genshin Impact 146% 154%
Far Cry 6 255% 268%
Hitman 3 220% 231%
Watch Dogs Legion 137% 145%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 252% 265%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 EVGA Red 1792MB Edition are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition.

The HD 7850 has a 399 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 295, but the GTX 295 has 96 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 7850. As a result, the GTX 295 exhibits a 29.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 7850. 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 399 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 295, but the GTX 295 has 24 more Render Output Units than the HD 7850. As a result, the GTX 295 exhibits a 1.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 7850. 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 three years more recently than the GTX 295, and so the HD 7850 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 295 when running the latest games.

The GTX 295 has 768 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 GTX 295 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 295 has 70.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 7850, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 295 is much better than the HD 7850.

The GeForce GTX 295 EVGA Red 1792MB Edition has 480 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition has 1024. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 295 is 636 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7850 is 849. The HD 7850 having 213 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 295 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD 7850 transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 295. This means that the HD 7850 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 295. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD 7850 should consume less power than the GTX 295.

The GeForce GTX 295 EVGA Red 1792MB Edition requires 289 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 680 Watts for the GTX 295 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 7850. The GTX 295 has been recommended a PSU with 180 Watts more than the HD 7850. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 295 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 7850.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed576 MHzvs975 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla G200-400-B3 (x2)GCN 1.0 Pitcairn PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date08 Jan 2009vs01 Jun 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
8.5
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8.5
1920x1080
6.7
green tick vs
6.6
2560x1440
5.1
green tick vs
4.9
3840x2160
3.6
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3.1

GPU Memory

Memory1792 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed999 MHzvs1200 MHz
Memory Bus896 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth223.8GB/secvs153.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 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 Units480vs1024
Actual Shader Performance31%vs41%
Technology55nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units160vs64
Texture Rate92.2 GTexel/svs62.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units56vs32
Pixel Rate32.3 GPixel/svs31.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power289 Watts-
Recommended PSU680 Watts & 46 Ampsvs500 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX10.0vs12.0
Shader Model4.0vs5.0
Open GL3.3vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-960 Quad 3.2GHzvsIntel 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 295 EVGA Red 1792MB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Enthusiast GeForce GTX 295, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.

Cooling Solution
Untouched.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate no performance boost over the reference GeForce GTX 295.
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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