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Radeon HD 6850 vs Radeon RX 460 2GB

Intro

The Radeon HD 6850 uses a 40 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 775 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a speed of 1000 MHz on this specific card. It features 960 SPUs along with 48 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare that to the Radeon RX 460 2GB, which comes with a clock frequency of 1090 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1750 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 14 nm design. It is made up of 896 SPUs, 56 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 460 2GB 75 Watts
Radeon HD 6850 127 Watts
Difference: 52 Watts (69%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon HD 6850, in theory, should perform a bit faster than the Radeon RX 460 2GB in general. (explain)

Radeon HD 6850 128000 MB/sec
Radeon RX 460 2GB 112000 MB/sec
Difference: 16000 (14%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 460 2GB should be quite a bit (about 64%) faster with regards to AF than the Radeon HD 6850. (explain)

Radeon RX 460 2GB 61040 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6850 37200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 23840 (64%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 6850 is superior to the Radeon RX 460 2GB, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon HD 6850 24800 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 460 2GB 17440 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 7360 (42%)

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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Radeon HD 6850

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Radeon RX 460 2GB

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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 Radeon HD 6850 Radeon RX 460 2GB
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year October 2010 August 2016
Code Name Barts Pro Polaris 11
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 775 MHz 1090 MHz
Memory Speed 4000 MHz 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 127 watts 75 watts
Bandwidth 128000 MB/sec 112000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 37200 Mtexels/sec 61040 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 24800 Mpixels/sec 17440 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 960 896
Texture Mapping Units 48 56
Render Output Units 32 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 14 nm
Transistors 1700 million 3000 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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Radeon HD 6850

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Radeon RX 460 2GB

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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.

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