GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7850 vs 570


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

crysis: warhead (2013), Crysis: Warhead (2012), Batman: Arkham City and 3 more


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

Passmark, 3DMark Vantage Texture Fill, 3DMark 11 Graphics and 2 more

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4, Civilization 5 Texture Decomposition (2013) and 3 more

Noise and Power

How loud and hot does the card run idle and under load

TDP, Idle Noise Level, Load Noise Level, Idle Power Consumption and 1 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 7850

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7850

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Higher clock speed 860 MHz vs 797 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
More energy-efficient load power consumption 271W vs 360W Around 25% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,800 MHz vs 3,900 MHz Around 25% higher effective memory clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,280 MB 60% more memory
More energy-efficient idle power consumption 107W vs 125W Around 15% more energy-efficient idle power consumption
More shading units 1,024 vs 480 544 more shading units
Better CLBenchmark raytrace score 190,967 vs 118,645 More than 60% better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Quieter load noise level 46.7 dB vs 48.6 dB Around 5% quieter load noise level
Higher memory clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 975 MHz Around 25% higher memory clock speed
Better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score 13,200 vs 9,800 Around 35% better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score
Lower TDP 130W vs 219W More than 40% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 570

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EVGA GeForce GTX 570

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Quieter idle noise level 40.4 dB vs 41.5 dB Around 5% quieter idle noise level
More render output processors 40 vs 32 8 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 320 bit vs 256 bit 25% wider memory bus
Better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score 203.3 vs 183.3 More than 10% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7850 vs GeForce GTX 570

Passmark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performance

3DMark Vantage (Texture Fill) Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX performance

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

Crysis: Warhead (2013) 1920x1080 - Enthusiast Quality + 4xAA

Radeon HD 7850
38.9 fps
GeForce GTX 570
36.2 fps

Batman: Arkham City 1920x1200 - Extreme quality + FXAA-HIGH

SmallLux GPU 2.0d4 Measures compute performance using OpenCL to do 3D rendering

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7850  vs GeForce GTX 570 

This power configuration is good for up to 225 W of power draw for the former and 150 W for the latter.
Radeon HD 7850

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