GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 270X vs 7850 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

7.2

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 7850 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 7850  based on its compute performance and noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 270X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 270X

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Better 3DMark06 score 23,610 vs 20,570 Around 15% better 3DMark06 score
Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 860 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Better PassMark score 4,658 vs 3,813 More than 20% better PassMark score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 28,000 vs 23,350 Around 20% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Slightly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 8,520 vs 6,510 More than 30% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 153.6 GB/s More than 15% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 2,688 GFLOPS vs 1,761.3 GFLOPS Around 55% better floating-point performance
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz vs 4,800 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher texture rate 84 GTexel/s vs 55 GTexel/s Around 55% higher texture rate
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 65 vs 55 Around 20% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Better fire strike factor score 51.83 vs 43.94 Around 20% better fire strike factor score
Slightly more shading units 1,280 vs 1,024 256 more shading units
Slightly more texture mapping units 80 vs 64 16 more texture mapping units
Higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 1,200 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed
Slightly better face detection score 57.24 mPixels/s vs 45.93 mPixels/s Around 25% better face detection score
Front view of Radeon HD 7850

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AMD Radeon HD 7850

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Better PassMark direct compute score 1,854 vs 1,062 Around 75% better PassMark direct compute score
Lower TDP 130W vs 180W Around 30% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 270X vs HD 7850

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
251.26 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7850
249.48 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
57.24 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 7850
45.93 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
1,298.8 frames/s
Radeon HD 7850
1,028.01 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
3,353.98
Radeon HD 7850
3,358.44

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 270X
3,713.26
Radeon HD 7850
3,712.8

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 3

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R9 270X  vs HD 7850 

9.0
9.1
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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