GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6850 vs 730 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

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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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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 128 GB/s vs 40.1 GB/s Around 3.2x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly more render output processors 32 vs 8 24 more render output processors
Better floating-point performance 1,488 GFLOPS vs 692.7 GFLOPS Around 2.2x better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 24.8 GPixel/s vs 7.22 GPixel/s Around 3.5x higher pixel rate
Better sky diver factor score 181.77 vs 102.34 Around 80% better sky diver factor score
Higher texture rate 37.2 GTexel/s vs 14.43 GTexel/s More than 2.5x higher texture rate
Significantly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 64 bit 4x wider memory bus
More shading units 960 vs 384 576 more shading units
More texture mapping units 48 vs 16 Three times as many texture mapping units
Better manhattan score 3,203.43 vs 492.76 More than 6.5x better manhattan score
Front view of GeForce GT 730

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 730

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Higher clock speed 902 MHz vs 775 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 4,000 MHz More than 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 1,000 MHz More than 25% higher memory clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 38W vs 127W 3.3x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 6850 vs GeForce GT 730

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
139.31 mHash/s
GeForce GT 730
36.92 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
13.02 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 730
10.87 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
946.16 frames/s
GeForce GT 730
198.18 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
3,353.74

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

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