Radeon HD 3730 vs Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition

Radeon HD 3730
Memory: 512Mb DDR2 DESKTOP
Release date: 5 Oct 2008
Radeon HD 3730
Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 21 Aug 2012
Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition
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Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 3730

86 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition .
Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

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Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.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

Radeon HD 3730 Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition
GPU Name RV635 (RV635 PRO) vs Cypress (Cypress PRO)
Fab Process 55 nm vs 40 nm
Die Size 135 mm² vs 334 mm²
Transistors 378 million vs 2,154 million
Shaders 120 vs 1440
Compute Units 3 vs 18
Core clock 722 MHz vs 725 MHz
ROPs 4 vs 32
TMUs 8 vs 72

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 3730 Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition
Memory Type DDR2 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 128 bit vs 256 bit
Memory Speed 396 MHz
792 MHz effective
vs 1000 MHz
4000 MHz effective
Memory Size 512 Mb vs 1024 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 3730 Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition
TDP 65 watts vs 151 watts
Release Date 5 Oct 2008 vs 21 Aug 2012

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 3730
    2.89 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition
    23.20 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 3730
    5.78 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition
    52.20 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 3730
    12.70 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition
    128.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 3730
    173.30 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition
    2088.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better