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

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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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Much better 3DMark06 score 20,570 vs 6,065 Around 3.5x better 3DMark06 score
Significantly more energy-efficient load power consumption 271W vs 405W Around 35% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Significantly more energy-efficient idle power consumption 107W vs 132W Around 20% more energy-efficient idle power consumption
Higher clock speed 860 MHz vs 810 MHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,800 MHz vs 4,032 MHz Around 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Quieter load noise level 46.7 dB vs 52.5 dB More than 10% quieter load noise level
More shading units 1,024 vs 512 Twice as many shading units
Better CLBenchmark raytrace score 190,967 vs 148,809 Around 30% better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Higher memory clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,008 MHz Around 20% higher memory clock speed
Better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score 13,200 vs 11,400 More than 15% better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score
Significantly lower TDP 130W vs 244W More than 45% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 580

Reasons to consider the
SPARKLE GeForce GTX 580

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Significantly 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 3,769 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
Better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score 230.2 vs 183.3 More than 25% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 65 vs 55 Around 20% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Better cloud gate factor score 20.46 vs 19.04 More than 5% better cloud gate factor score
Higher civilization 5 framerate 97.3 fps vs 79.1 fps Around 25% higher civilization 5 framerate
Better ocean surface simulation score 1,381.57 frames/s vs 1,166.79 frames/s Around 20% better ocean surface simulation score
Better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score 294 vs 266.9 More than 10% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score
Higher batman: arkham city framerate 76 fps vs 62 fps Around 25% higher batman: arkham city framerate

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

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
217.06 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 580
100.33 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

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

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
3,359.35
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
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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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