GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4850 vs GTS 250 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.3

Overall Score

Winner
ATi Radeon HD 4850 

GPUBoss recommends the ATi Radeon HD 4850  based on its noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 4850

Reasons to consider the
ATi Radeon HD 4850

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More shading units 800 vs 128 672 more shading units
Slightly better floating-point performance 1,000 GFLOPS vs 483.8 GFLOPS More than 2x better floating-point performance
Lower TDP 110W vs 150W More than 25% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTS 250

Reasons to consider the
ZOTAC GeForce GTS 250

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Higher clock speed 750 MHz vs 625 MHz 20% higher clock speed
Higher texture rate 48 GTexel/s vs 25 GTexel/s More than 90% higher texture rate
Slightly higher effective memory clock speed 2,300 MHz vs 1,986 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
More texture mapping units 64 vs 40 24 more texture mapping units
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 49 vs 40 Around 25% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Higher memory clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 993 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 4850 vs GeForce GTS 250

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 4850
3,349.68
GeForce GTS 250
3,276.12

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 3

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