HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2) vs Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition

HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2)
Memory: 0Mb System SharedDESKTOP
Release date: 1 Feb 2011
HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2)
Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 21 Aug 2012
Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition
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Summary

Reasons to consider HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2)

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
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Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.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 1440SP Edition

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition

Based on theoretical specifications.



Specifications

Core Configuration

HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2)Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition
GPU NameSandy Bridge GT2 ()vsCypress (Cypress PRO)
Fab Process32 nmvs40 nm
Die Size216 mm²vs334 mm²
Transistors189 millionvs2,154 million
Shaders12vs1440
Compute Units0vs18
Core clock850 MHzvs725 MHz
ROPs2vs32
TMUs2vs72

Memory Configuration

HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2)Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition
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 1440SP Edition
TDP0 wattsvs151 watts
Release Date1 Feb 2011vs21 Aug 2012

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2)
    1.70 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition
    23.20 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2)
    1.70 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition
    52.20 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2)
    0.00 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition
    128.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2)
    20.40 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition
    2088.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better