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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 8470D IGP

Reasons to consider the
IGP Radeon HD 8470D IGP

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Lower TDP 65W vs 127W Around 50% lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 6850

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AMD Radeon HD 6850

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Higher pixel rate 24.8 GPixel/s vs 3.2 GPixel/s 7.8x higher pixel rate
Significantly more render output processors 32 vs 4 28 more render output processors
Better floating-point performance 1,488 GFLOPS vs 307.2 GFLOPS More than 4.8x better floating-point performance
More shading units 960 vs 192 768 more shading units
Higher texture rate 37.2 GTexel/s vs 9.6 GTexel/s Around 4x higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 48 vs 12 36 more texture mapping units
More compute units 12 vs 3 9 more compute units

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 8470D IGP  vs 6850 

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

Radeon HD 8470D IGP
3.2 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 6850
24.8 GPixel/s

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

Radeon HD 8470D IGP
9.6 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 6850
37.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 8470D IGP
307.2 GFLOPS
Radeon HD 6850
1,488 GFLOPS

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

gpu

Radeon HD 8470D IGP  vs
6850 
GPU brand AMD AMD
GPU name Scrapper Barts PRO
Clock speed 800 MHz 775 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

noise and power

TDP 65W 127W

raw performance

Radeon HD 8470D IGP  vs
6850 
Shading units 192 960
Texture mapping units 12 48
Render output processors 4 32
Compute units 3 12
Pixel rate 3.2 GPixel/s 24.8 GPixel/s
Texture rate 9.6 GTexel/s 37.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 307.2 GFLOPS 1,488 GFLOPS

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