GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7850 vs 7790


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

crysis: warhead (2013) and battlefield 3 (2013)


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

PassMark, 3DMark Vantage Texture Fill, 3DMark 11 Graphics and 2 more

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

Civilization 5 Texture Decomposition (2013), PassMark Direct Compute and 1 more

Noise and Power

How loud and hot does the card run idle and under load

TDP, Idle Noise Level, Load Noise Level, Idle Power Consumption and 1 more

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks, Compute Performance and Noise and Power

AMD Radeon HD 7850 

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

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AMD Radeon HD 7850

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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 3DMark06 score 20,570 vs 15,490 Around 35% better 3DMark06 score
Higher memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s vs 96 GB/s 60% higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 23,350 vs 19,360 More than 20% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher pixel rate 27.5 GPixel/s vs 16 GPixel/s More than 70% higher pixel rate
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Better CLBenchmark raytrace score 190,967 vs 127,080 More than 50% better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score 266.9 vs 242.1 More than 10% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score
Higher crysis: warhead framerate 38.9 fps vs 29.4 fps More than 30% higher crysis: warhead framerate
Slightly higher battlefield 3 framerate 64.2 fps vs 53.6 fps Around 20% higher battlefield 3 framerate
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Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 860 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 4,800 MHz 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly quieter load noise level 37.8 dB vs 46.7 dB Around 20% quieter load noise level
Significantly quieter idle noise level 37.5 dB vs 41.5 dB Around 10% quieter idle noise level
Higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 1,200 MHz 25% higher memory clock speed
Slightly more energy-efficient load power consumption 249W vs 271W Around 10% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Lower TDP 85W vs 130W Around 35% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7850 vs 7790

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

3DMark Vantage (Texture Fill) Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX performance

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

GFXBench 3.0 (T-Rex)

Radeon HD 7850
Radeon HD 7790

GFXBench 3.0 (Manhattan)

Radeon HD 7850
Radeon HD 7790

Crysis: Warhead (2013) 1920x1080 - Enthusiast Quality + 4xAA

Radeon HD 7850
38.9 fps
Radeon HD 7790
29.4 fps

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7850  vs 7790 

The card features a custom-design dual-fan cooler and offers factory-overclocked speeds of 1075 MHz core and 6.40 GHz memory for a premium of just $10 over AMD's suggested reference design retail price of $149.
Radeon HD 7790


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