GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6850 vs 5850 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

5.8

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 6850 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 6850  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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Lower TDP 127W vs 151W More than 15% lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 5850

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ATi Radeon HD 5850

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Better floating-point performance 2,088 GFLOPS vs 1,488 GFLOPS More than 40% better floating-point performance
More shading units 1,440 vs 960 480 more shading units
Slightly higher texture rate 52.2 GTexel/s vs 37.2 GTexel/s More than 40% higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 72 vs 48 24 more texture mapping units
More compute units 18 vs 12 6 more compute units
Better ocean surface simulation score 1,109.61 frames/s vs 946.16 frames/s More than 15% better ocean surface simulation score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 6850 vs 5850

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
13.02 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 5850
16.47 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
946.16 frames/s
Radeon HD 5850
1,109.61 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
226.86 mInteraction/s
Radeon HD 5850
227.55 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
3,353.74
Radeon HD 5850
3,357.32

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6850
3,203.43
Radeon HD 5850
3,703.81

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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