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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 6850M

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AMD Radeon HD 6850M

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Lower TDP 50W vs 75W Around 35% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile

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Much higher clock speed 1,354 MHz vs 575 MHz More than 2.2x higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 7,008 MHz vs 1,600 MHz Around 4.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 43.3 GPixel/s vs 9.2 GPixel/s Around 4.8x higher pixel rate
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Higher memory bandwidth 112.1 GB/s vs 51.2 GB/s Around 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Much higher memory clock speed 1,752 MHz vs 800 MHz Around 2.2x higher memory clock speed
Slightly better floating-point performance 1,733.1 GFLOPS vs 920 GFLOPS Around 90% better floating-point performance
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Higher texture rate 54.2 GTexel/s vs 23 GTexel/s More than 2.2x higher texture rate

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 6850M  vs GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon HD 6850M
9.2 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
43.3 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon HD 6850M
23 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
54.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 6850M
920 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
1,733.1 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon HD 6850M  vs
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Granville GP106
Clock speed 575 MHz 1,354 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card AMD Radeon HD 6850M 675 MHz 1 GB None

raw performance

Shading units 800 640
Texture mapping units 40 40
Render output processors 16 32
Pixel rate 9.2 GPixel/s 43.3 GPixel/s
Texture rate 23 GTexel/s 54.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 920 GFLOPS 1,733.1 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon HD 6850M  vs
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 
Memory clock speed 800 MHz 1,752 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,600 MHz 7,008 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 128 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 4,096 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 51.2 GB/s 112.1 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 50W 75W

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