GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7850 vs 6950 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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Slightly better PassMark score 3,813 vs 3,192 Around 20% better PassMark score
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 55 vs 30 Around 85% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Slightly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 23,350 vs 20,890 More than 10% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better fire strike factor score 43.94 vs 35.2 Around 25% better fire strike factor score
Better video composition score 72.97 frames/s vs 49.64 frames/s More than 45% better video composition score
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,854 vs 1,261 More than 45% better PassMark direct compute score
Lower TDP 130W vs 200W 35% lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 6950

Reasons to consider the
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950

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Better floating-point performance 2,478 GFLOPS vs 1,761.3 GFLOPS More than 40% better floating-point performance
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,200 MHz vs 4,800 MHz Around 10% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher texture rate 77.44 GTexel/s vs 55 GTexel/s More than 40% higher texture rate
More shading units 1,408 vs 1,024 384 more shading units
More texture mapping units 88 vs 64 24 more texture mapping units
More compute units 22 vs 16 6 more compute units
Higher memory clock speed 1,300 MHz vs 1,200 MHz Around 10% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7850 vs 6950

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
249.48 mHash/s
Radeon HD 6950
251.55 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
47.04 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 6950
17.01 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
1,163.38 frames/s
Radeon HD 6950
900.42 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
3,355.2
Radeon HD 6950
3,358.26

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
3,466.99
Radeon HD 6950
3,714.44

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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