GeForce GTX 680 vs Radeon HD 7850

GeForce GTX 680
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Mar 2012
GeForce GTX 680
Radeon HD 7850
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 5 Mar 2012
Radeon HD 7850

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 680
    156%
  • Radeon HD 7850
    100%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 680
    164%
  • Radeon HD 7850
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 680

64% higher gaming performance.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 7850

65 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 680 .
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

GeForce GTX 680

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 680

The GeForce GTX 680 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (62 combinations of games and resolutions).



Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 680Radeon HD 7850
GPU NameGK104 (GK104-400-A2)vsPitcairn (Pitcairn PRO)
Fab Process28 nmvs28 nm
Die Size294 mm²vs212 mm²
Transistors3,540 millionvs2,800 million
Shaders1536vs1024
Compute Units8vs16
Core clock1006 MHzvs860 MHz
ROPs32vs32
TMUs128vs64

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 680Radeon HD 7850
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed1502 MHz
6008 MHz effective
vs1200 MHz
4800 MHz effective
Memory Size2048 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 680Radeon HD 7850
TDP195 wattsvs130 watts
Release Date22 Mar 2012vs5 Mar 2012

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 680
    32.20 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 7850
    27.50 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 680
    129.00 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 7850
    55.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 680
    192.00 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 7850
    154.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 680
    3090.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 7850
    1761.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 680
    10700
  • Radeon HD 7850
    6820

Points (higher is better)


Game benchmarks

Alan Wake

  • GeForce GTX 680
    79.8
  • Radeon HD 7850
    50.2

FPS (higher is better)

Batman: Arkham City

  • GeForce GTX 680
    93
  • Radeon HD 7850
    59.1

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 3

  • GeForce GTX 680
    73.2
  • Radeon HD 7850
    43.1

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 4

DX11, Ultra Quality,2x MSAA,16x AF, HBAO

  • GeForce GTX 680
    63
  • Radeon HD 7850
    41

FPS (higher is better)

Bioshock Infinite

DX11, Ultra Quality,DDOD, FX AA

  • GeForce GTX 680
    74
  • Radeon HD 7850
    37

FPS (higher is better)

Borderlands 2

  • GeForce GTX 680
    114.5
  • Radeon HD 7850
    66.2

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis

  • GeForce GTX 680
    54.9
  • Radeon HD 7850
    34.7

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 2

  • GeForce GTX 680
    68.2
  • Radeon HD 7850
    40.8

FPS (higher is better)

Diablo III

  • GeForce GTX 680
    180.6
  • Radeon HD 7850
    90.3

FPS (higher is better)

Dragon Age II

  • GeForce GTX 680
    69.2
  • Radeon HD 7850
    34.5

FPS (higher is better)

F1 2012

  • GeForce GTX 680
    105.3
  • Radeon HD 7850
    61

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman Absolution

DX11, High Quality, 2x MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 680
    60
  • Radeon HD 7850
    40

FPS (higher is better)

Max Payne 3

  • GeForce GTX 680
    76.6
  • Radeon HD 7850
    48.6

FPS (higher is better)

Medal Of Honor Warfighter

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 680
    57
  • Radeon HD 7850
    35

FPS (higher is better)

Metro 2033

  • GeForce GTX 680
    28.7
  • Radeon HD 7850
    21.3

FPS (higher is better)

Metro Last Light

DX11, AAA standard, 16xAF, Motion Blur normal, Tesselation normal

  • GeForce GTX 680
    47
  • Radeon HD 7850
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Sleeping Dogs

  • GeForce GTX 680
    71.2
  • Radeon HD 7850
    46.8

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite V2

  • GeForce GTX 680
    64.9
  • Radeon HD 7850
    46

FPS (higher is better)

STALKER: Call of Pripyat

  • GeForce GTX 680
    97.8
  • Radeon HD 7850
    57.9

FPS (higher is better)

StarCraft II

  • GeForce GTX 680
    222.2
  • Radeon HD 7850
    129.2

FPS (higher is better)

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

  • GeForce GTX 680
    78.7
  • Radeon HD 7850
    56.9

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Shogun 2

  • GeForce GTX 680
    64
  • Radeon HD 7850
    28.9

FPS (higher is better)

Unigine Heaven 2.0

  • GeForce GTX 680
    68.7
  • Radeon HD 7850
    42.4

FPS (higher is better)

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

  • GeForce GTX 680
    107.3
  • Radeon HD 7850
    66.5

FPS (higher is better)

Alan Wake

  • GeForce GTX 680
    49
  • Radeon HD 7850
    31.3

FPS (higher is better)

Batman: Arkham City

  • GeForce GTX 680
    57.9
  • Radeon HD 7850
    37.4

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 3

  • GeForce GTX 680
    45
  • Radeon HD 7850
    26.6

FPS (higher is better)

Borderlands 2

  • GeForce GTX 680
    76.9
  • Radeon HD 7850
    41

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis

  • GeForce GTX 680
    33.5
  • Radeon HD 7850
    21.4

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 2

  • GeForce GTX 680
    40.9
  • Radeon HD 7850
    24.2

FPS (higher is better)

Diablo III

  • GeForce GTX 680
    121.2
  • Radeon HD 7850
    64.3

FPS (higher is better)

Dragon Age II

  • GeForce GTX 680
    46.5
  • Radeon HD 7850
    23.7

FPS (higher is better)

F1 2012

  • GeForce GTX 680
    75
  • Radeon HD 7850
    44.2

FPS (higher is better)

Max Payne 3

  • GeForce GTX 680
    51.7
  • Radeon HD 7850
    32.8

FPS (higher is better)

Metro 2033

  • GeForce GTX 680
    21.8
  • Radeon HD 7850
    15.2

FPS (higher is better)

Sleeping Dogs

  • GeForce GTX 680
    42
  • Radeon HD 7850
    28.6

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite V2

  • GeForce GTX 680
    41.4
  • Radeon HD 7850
    29.8

FPS (higher is better)

STALKER: Call of Pripyat

  • GeForce GTX 680
    59.7
  • Radeon HD 7850
    36.4

FPS (higher is better)

StarCraft II

  • GeForce GTX 680
    158.4
  • Radeon HD 7850
    87.7

FPS (higher is better)

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

  • GeForce GTX 680
    58.1
  • Radeon HD 7850
    41.8

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Shogun 2

  • GeForce GTX 680
    38.4
  • Radeon HD 7850
    17.3

FPS (higher is better)

Unigine Heaven 2.0

  • GeForce GTX 680
    44.8
  • Radeon HD 7850
    28.9

FPS (higher is better)

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

  • GeForce GTX 680
    75.2
  • Radeon HD 7850
    45.3

FPS (higher is better)

Alan Wake

  • GeForce GTX 680
    32.8
  • Radeon HD 7850
    20.5

FPS (higher is better)

Batman: Arkham City

  • GeForce GTX 680
    38.2
  • Radeon HD 7850
    24.1

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 3

  • GeForce GTX 680
    30.2
  • Radeon HD 7850
    18.7

FPS (higher is better)

Borderlands 2

  • GeForce GTX 680
    52.8
  • Radeon HD 7850
    26.7

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis

  • GeForce GTX 680
    20.9
  • Radeon HD 7850
    13.8

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 2

  • GeForce GTX 680
    26.1
  • Radeon HD 7850
    15.6

FPS (higher is better)

Dragon Age II

  • GeForce GTX 680
    39.1
  • Radeon HD 7850
    19.6

FPS (higher is better)

F1 2012

  • GeForce GTX 680
    60.8
  • Radeon HD 7850
    34.3

FPS (higher is better)

Max Payne 3

  • GeForce GTX 680
    37.4
  • Radeon HD 7850
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Metro 2033

  • GeForce GTX 680
    15.5
  • Radeon HD 7850
    11.1

FPS (higher is better)

Sleeping Dogs

  • GeForce GTX 680
    28.7
  • Radeon HD 7850
    52.4

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite V2

  • GeForce GTX 680
    26.9
  • Radeon HD 7850
    19.7

FPS (higher is better)

STALKER: Call of Pripyat

  • GeForce GTX 680
    38.3
  • Radeon HD 7850
    23.1

FPS (higher is better)

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

  • GeForce GTX 680
    43.8
  • Radeon HD 7850
    32

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Shogun 2

  • GeForce GTX 680
    22.9
  • Radeon HD 7850
    9.9

FPS (higher is better)

Unigine Heaven 2.0

  • GeForce GTX 680
    27.5
  • Radeon HD 7850
    18.2

FPS (higher is better)

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

  • GeForce GTX 680
    52.9
  • Radeon HD 7850
    30.2

FPS (higher is better)

Bioshock Infinite

DX11, Ultra, DDOD, FXAA

  • GeForce GTX 680
    46
  • Radeon HD 7850
    23

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman Absolution

DX11, High Quality, 2x MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 680
    41
  • Radeon HD 7850
    28

FPS (higher is better)