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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 effective memory clock speed 4,000 MHz vs 1,998 MHz More than 2x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 775 MHz vs 576 MHz Around 35% higher clock speed
More shading units 960 vs 480 Twice as many shading units
Much lower TDP 127W vs 289W 2.3x lower TDP
Slightly better cloud gate factor score 16.97 vs 15.95 More than 5% better cloud gate factor score
Front view of GeForce GTX 295

Reasons to consider the
EVGA GeForce GTX 295

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Is dual GPU Yes vs No About half of graphics cards are dual GPU
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 223.8 GB/s vs 128 GB/s Around 75% higher memory bandwidth
Many more texture mapping units 160 vs 48 112 more texture mapping units
Higher texture rate 92.16 GTexel/s vs 37.2 GTexel/s Around 2.5x higher texture rate
Significantly more render output processors 56 vs 32 24 more render output processors
More memory 1,792 MB vs 1,024 MB 75% more memory
Significantly wider memory bus 896 bit vs 256 bit 3.5x wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 6850 vs GeForce GTX 295

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
GeForce GTX 295

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark


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