GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6850 vs 650 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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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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Higher memory bandwidth 128 GB/s vs 80 GB/s 60% higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 15,230 vs 11,600 More than 30% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better 3DMark06 score 15,040 vs 13,180 Around 15% better 3DMark06 score
Higher pixel rate 24.8 GPixel/s vs 8.46 GPixel/s Around 3x higher pixel rate
Better floating-point performance 1,488 GFLOPS vs 812.5 GFLOPS Around 85% better floating-point performance
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
More shading units 960 vs 384 576 more shading units
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
More texture mapping units 48 vs 32 16 more texture mapping units
Better sky diver factor score 181.77 vs 151.81 Around 20% better sky diver factor score
Front view of GeForce GTX 650

Reasons to consider the
Colorful GeForce GTX 650

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Higher clock speed 1,058 MHz vs 775 MHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz vs 4,000 MHz 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 25% higher memory clock speed
Higher FarCry 3 framerate 38.5 vs 30 Around 30% higher FarCry 3 framerate
Lower TDP 65W vs 127W Around 50% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 6850 vs GeForce GTX 650

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
139.31 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 650
23.48 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
13.02 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 650
14.09 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
946.16 frames/s
GeForce GTX 650
455.37 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
3,353.74
GeForce GTX 650
3,352.38

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
3,203.43
GeForce GTX 650
3,493.04

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

FarCry 3

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