GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6970M Rebrand vs 5850 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

6.3

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 6970M Rebrand 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 6970M Rebrand

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 6970M Rebrand

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Slightly higher clock speed 800 MHz vs 725 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Lower TDP 75W vs 151W 2x lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 5850

Reasons to consider the
ATi Radeon HD 5850

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Higher memory bandwidth 128 GB/s vs 64 GB/s 2x higher memory bandwidth
Slightly better floating-point performance 2,088 GFLOPS vs 1,280 GFLOPS Around 65% better floating-point performance
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Higher pixel rate 23.2 GPixel/s vs 12.8 GPixel/s More than 80% higher pixel rate
More shading units 1,440 vs 800 640 more shading units
More texture mapping units 72 vs 40 32 more texture mapping units
More compute units 18 vs 10 8 more compute units

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 6970M Rebrand vs 5850

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970M Rebrand
10.57 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 5850
16.47 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970M Rebrand
785.77 frames/s
Radeon HD 5850
1,109.61 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970M Rebrand
180.17 mInteraction/s
Radeon HD 5850
227.55 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970M Rebrand
0.93 frames/s
Radeon HD 5850
1.54 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970M Rebrand
24.46 frames/s
Radeon HD 5850
42.08 frames/s

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