GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6850 vs 520 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

5.4

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 6850 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 6850  based on its benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 6850

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 6850

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Much better 3DMark06 score 15,040 vs 4,380 Around 3.5x better 3DMark06 score
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 15,230 vs 1,850 Around 8.2x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much higher memory bandwidth 128 GB/s vs 14.37 GB/s Around 9x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 4,000 MHz vs 1,796 MHz Around 2.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 3,640 vs 560 6.5x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better floating-point performance 1,488 GFLOPS vs 155.52 GFLOPS More than 9.5x better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 24.8 GPixel/s vs 1.62 GPixel/s More than 15.2x higher pixel rate
Significantly more render output processors 32 vs 2 30 more render output processors
Much better sky diver factor score 181.77 vs 37.26 Around 5x better sky diver factor score
Significantly more shading units 960 vs 48 912 more shading units
Higher texture rate 37.2 GTexel/s vs 6.48 GTexel/s Around 5.8x higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 48 vs 8 40 more texture mapping units
Significantly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 64 bit 4x wider memory bus
Better T-Rex score 1.33 frames/s vs 0.24 frames/s More than 5.5x better T-Rex score
Better manhattan score 3,203.43 vs 969.33 More than 3.2x better manhattan score
Higher memory clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 898 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GT 520

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 520

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More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Significantly lower TDP 29W vs 127W 4.4x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 6850 vs GeForce GT 520

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
139.31 mHash/s
GeForce GT 520
4.57 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
13.02 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 520
2.5 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
946.16 frames/s
GeForce GT 520
75 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
3,353.74
GeForce GT 520
1,559.39

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
3,203.43

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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