GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R7 260X vs 5850 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

5.8

Overall Score

Winner
ATi Radeon HD 5850 

GPUBoss recommends the ATi Radeon HD 5850  based on its benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R7 260X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R7 260X

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Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 11,820 vs 3,401 Around 3.5x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 725 MHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 6,500 MHz vs 4,000 MHz Around 65% higher effective memory clock speed
Better PassMark score 3,128 vs 2,263 Around 40% better PassMark score
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Much higher memory clock speed 1,625 MHz vs 1,000 MHz Around 65% higher memory clock speed
Better T-Rex score 3.67 frames/s vs 1.54 frames/s Around 2.5x better T-Rex score
Better fire strike factor score 33.7 vs 27.45 Around 25% better fire strike factor score
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,681 vs 1,147 More than 45% better PassMark direct compute score
Lower TDP 115W vs 151W Around 25% lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 5850

Reasons to consider the
ATi Radeon HD 5850

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Much better 3DMark06 score 15,598 vs 1,903 Around 8.2x better 3DMark06 score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 14,028 vs 6,931 More than 2x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 40.2 fps vs 40.1 fps Almost the same
Much higher diablo III framerate 91.4 fps vs 76.9 fps Around 20% higher diablo III framerate
Higher memory bandwidth 128 GB/s vs 104 GB/s Around 25% higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
More shading units 1,440 vs 896 544 more shading units
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
More texture mapping units 72 vs 56 16 more texture mapping units
Slightly more compute units 18 vs 14 4 more compute units

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R7 260X vs HD 5850

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
43.73 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 5850
16.47 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
804.99 frames/s
Radeon HD 5850
1,109.61 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
352.91 mInteraction/s
Radeon HD 5850
227.55 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
3,357.58
Radeon HD 5850
3,357.32

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
3,715.1
Radeon HD 5850
3,703.81

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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