GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6850M vs 6850 among all 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

Noise and Power

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

6.5

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 6850 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 6850  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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AMD Radeon HD 6850

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 6850M

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 6850M

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Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 9,336 vs 3,640 More than 2.5x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Slightly more memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Lower TDP 50W vs 127W 2.5x lower TDP
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 1,469.5 Around 10.2x better 3DMark06 score
Much better CLBenchmark raytrace score 55,450 vs 25,538 Around 2.2x better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Higher clock speed 775 MHz vs 575 MHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 15,230 vs 5,142 Around 3x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,000 MHz vs 1,600 MHz 2.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 128 GB/s vs 51.2 GB/s Around 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
Higher pixel rate 24.8 GPixel/s vs 9.2 GPixel/s Around 2.8x higher pixel rate
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Better sky diver factor score 181.77 vs 104.83 Around 75% better sky diver factor score
Higher memory clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 800 MHz 25% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 6850M vs 6850

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

3DMark Vantage Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 10 GPU performance

3DMark06 Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 9 GPU performance

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

CLBenchmark Raytrace Measures compute performance using OpenCL to do raytracing

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