GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6850 vs 1060 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

7.1

Overall Score

Winner
MSI GeForce GTX 1060 

GPUBoss recommends the MSI GeForce GTX 1060  based on its noise and power.

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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 T-Rex score 3,359.38 vs 1,677.89 More than 2x better T-Rex score
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 192 bit Around 35% wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 1060

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Much higher clock speed 1,544 MHz vs 775 MHz Around 2x higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 4,000 MHz More than 2x higher effective memory clock speed
Much more memory 6,144 MB vs 1,024 MB 6x more memory
Significantly better floating-point performance 3,953 GFLOPS vs 1,488 GFLOPS Around 2.8x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 192.2 GB/s vs 128 GB/s More than 50% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher pixel rate 74.1 GPixel/s vs 24.8 GPixel/s Around 3x higher pixel rate
Significantly higher texture rate 123.5 GTexel/s vs 37.2 GTexel/s More than 3.2x higher texture rate
Much higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,000 MHz More than 2x higher memory clock speed
Much better face detection score 118.74 mPixels/s vs 13.03 mPixels/s More than 9x better face detection score
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
More texture mapping units 80 vs 48 32 more texture mapping units
More shading units 1,280 vs 960 320 more shading units

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 6850 vs GeForce GTX 1060

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
139.45 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1060
576.46 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
13.03 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1060
118.74 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
946.93 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
1,350.35 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
227.13 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 1060
1,198.18 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
1.33 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
8.49 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
32.58 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
20.97 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
3,359.38
GeForce GTX 1060
1,677.89

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
3,715.1
GeForce GTX 1060
1,856.36

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