GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7850 vs 6850 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

6.6

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 7850 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 7850  based on its benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 7850

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AMD Radeon HD 7850

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Significantly better 3DMark06 score 20,570 vs 15,040 More than 35% better 3DMark06 score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 23,350 vs 15,230 Around 55% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 6,510 vs 3,640 Around 80% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,800 MHz vs 4,000 MHz 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 860 MHz vs 775 MHz More than 10% higher 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 Around 65% better fire strike factor score
Better video composition score 72.97 frames/s vs 32.58 frames/s Around 2.2x better video composition score
Higher texture rate 55 GTexel/s vs 37.2 GTexel/s Around 50% higher texture rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 20% higher memory clock speed
More texture mapping units 64 vs 48 16 more texture mapping units
Slightly more compute units 16 vs 12 4 more compute units
Front view of Radeon HD 6850

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 6850 vs the 7850.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7850 vs 6850

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
249.48 mHash/s
Radeon HD 6850
139.31 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
47.04 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 6850
13.02 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
1,163.38 frames/s
Radeon HD 6850
946.16 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
3,355.2
Radeon HD 6850
3,353.74

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
3,466.99
Radeon HD 6850
3,203.43

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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