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GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs Radeon HD 7850

Intro

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti uses a 40 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 822 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a speed of 1002 MHz on this specific model. It features 384 SPUs along with 64 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 7850, which uses a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 860 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a speed of 1200 MHz on this model. It features 1024 SPUs along with 64 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 7850 130 Watts
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 170 Watts
Difference: 40 Watts (31%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon HD 7850 should theoretically be a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 7850 153600 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 128256 MB/sec
Difference: 25344 (20%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 7850 should be a bit (approximately 5%) more effective at texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti. (explain)

Radeon HD 7850 55040 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 52608 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 2432 (5%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon HD 7850 is just a bit (about 5%) better at AA than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, and also capable of handling higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

Radeon HD 7850 27520 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 26304 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1216 (5%)

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

GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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

Model GeForce GTX 560 Ti Radeon HD 7850
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year January 2011 March 2012
Code Name GF114 Pitcairn Pro
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 822 MHz 860 MHz
Shader Speed 1645 MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 1002 MHz (4008 MHz effective) 1200 MHz (4800 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 384 1024
Texture Mapping Units 64 64
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.2
Power (Max TDP) 170 watts 130 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 128256 MB/sec 153600 MB/sec
Texel Rate 52608 Mtexels/sec 55040 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 26304 Mpixels/sec 27520 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card could possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel 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 reach the max fill rate.

Comments

5 Responses to “GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs Radeon HD 7850”
[...] I'd pick Sapphire's HD 7850 over 560Ti for $339. GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs Radeon HD 7850 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare [...]
Graphic Crad Expert says:
U are naab...it's 28 nm and the other 40 nm so sucks badly...also i got HD 7850 for 280 euros...the same price is for Nvidia so...
[...] shop in SLS confirm sell more than 400 one. Then where good place to buy... According to this, GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs Radeon HD 7850 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare 560 ti vs 7850, radeon has good power consumption but performance is about the same... Price wise? [...]
[...] card for performance Here's a generic comparison between a 7850 and a 560 Ti (more expensive). GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs Radeon HD 7850 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare also, the 7850s are famously good overclockers. Not so much for most 560s (not to the same extent [...]
Anonymous says:
claro a gtx e de 1g sempre a outra vai ser melhor compara igual para nois ver

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