GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6850 vs 550 Ti among Desktop GPUs


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

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 2,272 More than 6.5x better 3DMark06 score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 15,230 vs 9,923 Around 55% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher memory bandwidth 128 GB/s vs 98.5 GB/s Around 30% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 1,488 GFLOPS vs 691.2 GFLOPS Around 2.2x better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 24.8 GPixel/s vs 7.2 GPixel/s Around 3.5x higher pixel rate
More shading units 960 vs 192 768 more shading units
Better sky diver factor score 181.77 vs 136.02 Around 35% better sky diver factor score
More render output processors 32 vs 24 8 more render output processors
More texture mapping units 48 vs 32 16 more texture mapping units
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 192 bit Around 35% wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti

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Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 15,553 vs 3,640 More than 4.2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher clock speed 900 MHz vs 775 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Higher battlefield 4 framerate 48 vs 15 Around 3.2x higher battlefield 4 framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 6850 vs GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
139.31 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
44.07 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
13.02 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
16.59 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
946.16 frames/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
547.8 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

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my guess would be they mixed up mark 11 and 06 scores for 550ti
i'd say this is all very very inaccurate :D
the 550ti does not score 15553 on 3dmark11, that result is hard to reach with a GTX 780 let alone a 550ti!
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