GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7850 vs 5850 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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Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 7850 

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

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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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Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 23,350 vs 14,028 More than 65% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better 3DMark06 score 20,570 vs 15,598 More than 30% better 3DMark06 score
Better PassMark score 3,813 vs 2,263 Around 70% better PassMark score
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 6,510 vs 3,401 More than 90% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher clock speed 860 MHz vs 725 MHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,800 MHz vs 4,000 MHz 20% higher effective memory clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s vs 128 GB/s Around 20% higher memory bandwidth
Better fire strike factor score 43.94 vs 27.45 More than 60% better fire strike factor score
Better video composition score 72.97 frames/s vs 42.08 frames/s Around 75% better video composition score
Higher memory clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 20% higher memory clock speed
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,854 vs 1,147 More than 60% better PassMark direct compute score
Lower TDP 130W vs 151W Around 15% lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 5850

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ATi Radeon HD 5850

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Significantly higher battlefield 3 framerate 70 vs 55 More than 25% higher battlefield 3 framerate
More shading units 1,440 vs 1,024 416 more shading units

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7850 vs 5850

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
47.04 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 5850
16.47 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
1,163.38 frames/s
Radeon HD 5850
1,109.61 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
328.8 mInteraction/s
Radeon HD 5850
227.55 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
3,355.2
Radeon HD 5850
3,357.32

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
3,466.99
Radeon HD 5850
3,703.81

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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