HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2) vs Radeon HD 6850

HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2)
Memory: 0Mb System SharedDESKTOP
Release date: 1 Feb 2011
HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2)
Radeon HD 6850
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 21 Oct 2010
Radeon HD 6850

Summary

Reasons to consider HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2)

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 6850

Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Radeon HD 6850

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 6850

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2)Radeon HD 6850
GPU NameSandy Bridge GT2 ()vsBarts (Barts PRO)
Fab Process32 nmvs40 nm
Die Size216 mm²vs255 mm²
Transistors189 millionvs1,700 million
Shaders12vs960
Compute Units0vs12
Core clock850 MHzvs775 MHz
ROPs2vs32
TMUs2vs48

Memory Configuration

HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2)Radeon HD 6850
Memory TypeSystem SharedvsGDDR5
Bus WidthSystem Sharedvs256 bit
Memory SpeedSystem Sharedvs1000 MHz
4000 MHz effective
Memory Size0 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2)Radeon HD 6850
TDP0 wattsvs127 watts
Release Date1 Feb 2011vs21 Oct 2010

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2)
    1.70 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 6850
    24.80 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2)
    1.70 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 6850
    37.20 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2)
    0.00 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 6850
    128.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2)
    20.40 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 6850
    1488.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better