GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7850 vs 5770


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

Crysis: Warhead (2012), Batman: Arkham City, Battlefield 3 (2012) and 1 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 (2012) and 2 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

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks, Compute Performance and Noise and Power

AMD Radeon HD 7850 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 7850  based on its gaming, benchmarks and compute performance.

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AMD Radeon HD 7850

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Front view of Radeon HD 7850

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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Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 23,350 vs 9,992 More than 2.2x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better PassMark score 3,767 vs 1,685 Around 2.2x better PassMark score
Higher memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s vs 76.8 GB/s 2x higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark06 score 20,570 vs 17,844 More than 15% better 3DMark06 score
Better 3DMark vantage texture fill score 50.2 vs 31.59 Around 60% better 3DMark vantage texture fill score
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 6,510 vs 2,410 Around 2.8x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Much better CLBenchmark raytrace score 190,967 vs 39,399 More than 4.8x better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Significantly better sky diver factor score 300.47 vs 143.85 More than 2x better sky diver factor score
Significantly better cloud gate factor score 19.04 vs 14.57 More than 30% better cloud gate factor score
Higher pixel rate 27.5 GPixel/s vs 13.6 GPixel/s More than 2x higher pixel rate
Better video composition score 72.73 frames/s vs 26.06 frames/s More than 2.8x better video composition score
Significantly better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score 183.3 vs 91.5 More than 2x better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score
Better fire strike factor score 52.2 vs 23.63 Around 2.2x better fire strike factor score
Significantly higher civilization 5 framerate 79.1 fps vs 33.9 fps More than 2.2x higher civilization 5 framerate
Significantly better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score 13,200 vs 6,900 More than 90% better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score
Slightly higher texture rate 55 GTexel/s vs 34 GTexel/s More than 60% higher texture rate
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
More energy-efficient idle power consumption 107W vs 113W More than 5% more energy-efficient idle power consumption
Better manhattan score 3,717.53 vs 3,461.16 More than 5% better manhattan score
Higher crysis: warhead framerate 38.9 fps vs 18.7 fps More than 2x higher crysis: warhead framerate
Higher batman: arkham city framerate 62 fps vs 28 fps Around 2.2x higher batman: arkham city framerate
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 64.2 fps vs 29.3 fps Around 2.2x higher battlefield 3 framerate
Slightly more texture mapping units 64 vs 40 24 more texture mapping units
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,781 vs 785 More than 2.2x better PassMark direct compute score
Slightly more compute units 16 vs 10 6 more compute units
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Quieter load noise level 41 dB vs 46.7 dB More than 10% quieter load noise level
Quieter idle noise level 40.4 dB vs 41.5 dB Around 5% quieter idle noise level
Higher crysis 3 framerate 40 vs 35 Around 15% higher crysis 3 framerate
Slightly lower TDP 108W vs 130W More than 15% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7850 vs 5770

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
218.41 mHash/s
Radeon HD 5770
72.91 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
46.74 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 5770
9.97 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
1,163.2 frames/s
Radeon HD 5770
466.05 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
326.99 mInteraction/s
Radeon HD 5770
118.32 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
4 frames/s
Radeon HD 5770
1.05 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
72.73 frames/s
Radeon HD 5770
26.06 frames/s

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7850  vs 5770 

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