GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7850 vs 580 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

7

Overall Score

Winner
SPARKLE GeForce GTX 580 

GPUBoss recommends the SPARKLE GeForce GTX 580  based on its gaming and benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 7850

Reasons to consider the
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Much better 3DMark06 score 20,570 vs 6,065 Around 3.5x better 3DMark06 score
Much more energy-efficient idle power consumption 107W vs 132W Around 20% more energy-efficient idle power consumption
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,800 MHz vs 4,032 MHz Around 20% higher effective memory clock speed
More shading units 1,024 vs 512 Twice as many shading units
Higher memory clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,008 MHz Around 20% higher memory clock speed
Better CLBenchmark raytrace score 190,967 vs 148,809 Around 30% better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Significantly lower TDP 130W vs 244W More than 45% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 580

Reasons to consider the
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Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 24,765 vs 6,510 More than 3.8x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better PassMark score 4,987 vs 3,775 More than 30% better PassMark score
Higher memory bandwidth 193.5 GB/s vs 153.6 GB/s More than 25% higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
Significantly higher battlefield 3 framerate 65 vs 55 Around 20% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Better cloud gate factor score 20.38 vs 18.89 Around 10% better cloud gate factor score
Better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score 294 vs 266.9 More than 10% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score
Slightly higher crysis: warhead framerate 44.7 fps vs 38.9 fps Around 15% higher crysis: warhead framerate
Slightly higher battlefield 3 framerate 74.8 fps vs 64.2 fps More than 15% higher battlefield 3 framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7850 vs GeForce GTX 580

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
215.56 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 580
142.43 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
46.74 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 580
39.44 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
3,351.28
GeForce GTX 580
3,359.45

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
3,717.53
GeForce GTX 580
3,715.92

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 3

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7850  vs GeForce GTX 580 

9.1
9.1
We see very good overclocking potential for GPU clock, which is the best of all HD 7850 cards that we've reviewed so far.
Radeon HD 7850

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