Radeon HD 3850 X2 vs GeForce GT 710

Radeon HD 3850 X2
Memory: 512Mb GDDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 4 Apr 2008
Radeon HD 3850 X2
GeForce GT 710
Memory: 2048Mb DDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 27 Mar 2014
GeForce GT 710

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Radeon HD 3850 X2
    219%
  • GeForce GT 710
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 3850 X2

Around 119% higher average synthetic performance.
Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider GeForce GT 710

121 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 3850 X2 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Radeon HD 3850 X2

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 3850 X2

The Radeon HD 3850 X2 is the better performing card based on the synthetic benchmarks used (1 benchmarks).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 3850 X2GeForce GT 710
GPU NameRV670 (RV670 PRO)vsGK208 ()
Fab Process55 nmvs28 nm
Die Size192 mm²vs87 mm²
Transistors666 millionvsunknown
Shaders320vs192
Compute Units4vs1
Core clock669 MHzvs954 MHz
ROPs16vs8
TMUs16vs16

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 3850 X2GeForce GT 710
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR3
Bus Width256 bit x2vs64 bit
Memory Speed828 MHz
1656 MHz effective
vs900 MHz
1800 MHz effective
Memory Size512 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 3850 X2GeForce GT 710
TDP140 wattsvs19 watts
Release Date4 Apr 2008vs27 Mar 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 3850 X2
    21.40 GP/s
  • GeForce GT 710
    3.82 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 3850 X2
    21.40 GT/s
  • GeForce GT 710
    15.26 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 3850 X2
    106.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GT 710
    14.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 3850 X2
    856.40 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GT 710
    366.30 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • Radeon HD 3850 X2
    2440
  • GeForce GT 710
    1110

Points (higher is better)