GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7850 vs 6970 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 6970 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 6970  based on its benchmarks.

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Front view of Radeon HD 6970

AMD Radeon HD 6970

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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 video composition score 72.97 frames/s vs 52.14 frames/s Around 40% better video composition score
Better fire strike factor score 43.94 vs 37.18 Around 20% better fire strike factor score
Significantly lower TDP 130W vs 250W Around 50% lower TDP
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,854 vs 1,399 Around 35% better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of Radeon HD 6970

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AMD Radeon HD 6970

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Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 24,035 vs 6,510 Around 3.8x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better 3DMark06 score 24,035 vs 20,570 More than 15% better 3DMark06 score
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,500 MHz vs 4,800 MHz Around 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 2,703 GFLOPS vs 1,761.3 GFLOPS Around 55% better floating-point performance
Higher memory bandwidth 176 GB/s vs 153.6 GB/s Around 15% higher memory bandwidth
Higher texture rate 84.48 GTexel/s vs 55 GTexel/s Around 55% higher texture rate
More shading units 1,536 vs 1,024 512 more shading units
More texture mapping units 96 vs 64 32 more texture mapping units
More compute units 24 vs 16 8 more compute units
Higher memory clock speed 1,375 MHz vs 1,200 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7850 vs 6970

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
212.15 mHash/s
Radeon HD 6970
274.06 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
47.04 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 6970
18.68 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
1,028.01 frames/s
Radeon HD 6970
920.29 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
3,358.68
Radeon HD 6970
3,361.14

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7850
3,715.14
Radeon HD 6970
3,719.24

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 3

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7850  vs 6970 

9.1
8.2
We see very good overclocking potential for GPU clock, which is the best of all HD 7850 cards that we've reviewed so far.
Radeon HD 7850

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