GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 280 vs 6850 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

7.7

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 6850 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 6850  based on its noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 280

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 280

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More memory 3,072 MB vs 1,024 MB 3x more memory
Better floating-point performance 2,964 GFLOPS vs 1,488 GFLOPS Around 2x better floating-point performance
Higher clock speed 827 MHz vs 775 MHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz vs 4,000 MHz 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher texture rate 92.6 GTexel/s vs 37.2 GTexel/s Around 2.5x higher texture rate
Much higher dirt3 framerate 92 vs 65 More than 40% higher dirt3 framerate
More texture mapping units 112 vs 48 64 more texture mapping units
Better ocean surface simulation score 1,630.98 frames/s vs 948.81 frames/s More than 70% better ocean surface simulation score
More shading units 1,792 vs 960 832 more shading units
Better cloud gate factor score 19.69 vs 16.83 More than 15% better cloud gate factor score
More compute units 28 vs 12 16 more compute units
Higher memory clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 25% higher memory clock speed
Front view of Radeon HD 6850

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AMD Radeon HD 6850

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Lower TDP 127W vs 200W More than 35% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 280 vs HD 6850

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280
416.55 mHash/s
Radeon HD 6850
139.31 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280
79.45 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 6850
12.98 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280
1,630.98 frames/s
Radeon HD 6850
948.81 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280
3,359.65
Radeon HD 6850
3,359.04

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280
3,717.19
Radeon HD 6850
3,679.34

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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