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GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 vs Radeon HD 7850

Intro

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 has core clock speeds of 732 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 1280 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 448 SPUs as well as 56 Texture Address Units and 40 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 7850, which uses a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 860 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a speed of 1200 MHz on this model. It features 1024 SPUs along with 64 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 7850 130 Watts
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 210 Watts
Difference: 80 Watts (62%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon HD 7850, in theory, should perform a little bit faster than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 7850 153600 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 144000 MB/sec
Difference: 9600 (7%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 7850 is quite a bit (more or less 34%) better at AF than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448. (explain)

Radeon HD 7850 55040 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 40992 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 14048 (34%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 is a better choice, but not by far. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 29280 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 7850 27520 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1760 (6%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 7850

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Radeon HD 7850
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year December 2011 March 2012
Code Name GF110 Pitcairn Pro
Memory 1280 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 732 MHz 860 MHz
Memory Speed 3600 MHz 4800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 210 watts 130 watts
Bandwidth 144000 MB/sec 153600 MB/sec
Texel Rate 40992 Mtexels/sec 55040 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 29280 Mpixels/sec 27520 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 448 1024
Texture Mapping Units 56 64
Render Output Units 40 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 320-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 3000 million 2800 million
Bus PCIe 2.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.2 OpenGL 4.2

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

Comments

One Response to “GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 vs Radeon HD 7850”
Zotac GTX 560 TI 448 or GIGABYTE HD7850 - Hardware Canucks says:

[...] Definitely the HD 7850 ( OC'd to 975mhz) would be a better choice because it has the new 28nm architecture, powerfull (compared to GTX560 TI) n stuff ( 2GB RAM and consumes less power ) Check this site out for more performance comparisons... ( Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 TI 448 vs AMD Radeon HD 7850) GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 vs Radeon HD 7850 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compar... [...]

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