GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6670 vs 5850


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

Civilization 5


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

PassMark, 3DMark Vantage Texture Fill, 3DMark 11 Graphics and 2 more

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4, Civilization 5 Texture Decomposition (2012) and 2 more

Noise and Power

How loud and hot does the card run idle and under load

TDP, Idle Power Consumption and Load Power Consumption

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks, Compute Performance and Noise and Power

ATi Radeon HD 5850 

GPUBoss recommends the ATi Radeon HD 5850  based on its gaming, benchmarks and compute performance.

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Front view of Radeon HD 5850

ATi Radeon HD 5850

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 6670

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 6670

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Higher clock speed 800 MHz vs 725 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
More energy-efficient load power consumption 220W vs 303W More than 25% more energy-efficient load power consumption
More energy-efficient idle power consumption 106W vs 117W Around 10% more energy-efficient idle power consumption
Lower TDP 66W vs 151W 2.3x lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 5850

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Significantly better 3DMark06 score 15,598 vs 9,160 More than 70% better 3DMark06 score
Much better manhattan score 3,714.8 vs 1,765.57 More than 2x better manhattan score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 14,028 vs 7,020 Around 2x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better 3DMark vantage texture fill score 48.23 vs 17.8 Around 2.8x better 3DMark vantage texture fill score
Better PassMark score 2,256 vs 1,049 Around 2.2x better PassMark score
Higher memory bandwidth 128 GB/s vs 64 GB/s 2x higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 2,088 GFLOPS vs 768 GFLOPS Around 2.8x better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 23.2 GPixel/s vs 6.4 GPixel/s More than 3.5x higher pixel rate
Higher texture rate 52.2 GTexel/s vs 19.2 GTexel/s Around 2.8x higher texture rate
More render output processors 32 vs 8 24 more render output processors
More shading units 1,440 vs 480 Three times as many shading units
More texture mapping units 72 vs 24 Three times as many texture mapping units
Better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score 132 vs 66.6 Around 2x better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score
More compute units 18 vs 6 Three times as many compute units
Better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score 9,600 vs 4,500 Around 2.2x better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score
Better CLBenchmark raytrace score 79,107 vs 23,093 Around 3.5x better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Higher civilization 5 framerate 39.9 fps vs 26.4 fps More than 50% higher civilization 5 framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,118 vs 499 Around 2.2x better PassMark direct compute score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 6670 vs 5850

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

3DMark Vantage (Texture Fill) Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX performance

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6670
4.86 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 5850
16.47 mPixels/s

GFXBench 3.0 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6670
Radeon HD 5850

GFXBench 3.0 (Manhattan) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6670
Radeon HD 5850

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