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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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Significantly higher clock speed 860 MHz vs 400 MHz Around 2.2x higher clock speed
Better floating-point performance 1,761.3 GFLOPS vs 64 GFLOPS More than 27.5x better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 27.52 GPixel/s vs 1.6 GPixel/s Around 17.2x higher pixel rate
Significantly more render output processors 32 vs 4 28 more render output processors
Higher texture rate 55 GTexel/s vs 3.2 GTexel/s Around 17.2x higher texture rate
More shading units 1,024 vs 80 944 more shading units
More texture mapping units 64 vs 8 56 more texture mapping units
More compute units 16 vs 2 14 more compute units
Front view of Radeon HD 6250 IGP

Reasons to consider the
IGP Radeon HD 6250 IGP

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Significantly lower TDP 9W vs 130W 14.4x lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 7850  vs 6250 IGP 

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon HD 7850
27.52 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 6250 IGP
1.6 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon HD 7850
55 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 6250 IGP
3.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 7850
1,761.3 GFLOPS
Radeon HD 6250 IGP

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

compute units Discrete cores within the GPU

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Radeon HD 7850  vs
6250 IGP 
GPU name Pitcairn PRO Loveland
Clock speed 860 MHz 400 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

noise and power

TDP 130W 9W

raw performance

Radeon HD 7850  vs
6250 IGP 
Shading units 1,024 80
Texture mapping units 64 8
Render output processors 32 4
Compute units 16 2
Pixel rate 27.52 GPixel/s 1.6 GPixel/s
Texture rate 55 GTexel/s 3.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,761.3 GFLOPS 64 GFLOPS


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