Radeon HD 3850 X2 vs GeForce GT 710 (Fermi)

Radeon HD 3850 X2
Memory: 512Mb GDDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 4 Apr 2008
Radeon HD 3850 X2
GeForce GT 710 (Fermi)
Memory: 1024Mb DDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Aug 2014
GeForce GT 710 (Fermi)
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Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 3850 X2

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Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider GeForce GT 710 (Fermi)

111 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.
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Radeon HD 3850 X2

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 3850 X2

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 3850 X2GeForce GT 710 (Fermi)
GPU NameRV670 (RV670 PRO)vsGF119 (GF119-300-A1)
Fab Process55 nmvs40 nm
Die Size192 mm²vs79 mm²
Transistors666 millionvs292 million
Shaders320vs48
Compute Units4vs1
Core clock669 MHzvs810 MHz
ROPs16vs4
TMUs16vs8

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 3850 X2GeForce GT 710 (Fermi)
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR3
Bus Width256 bit x2vs64 bit
Memory Speed828 MHz
1656 MHz effective
vs898 MHz
1796 MHz effective
Memory Size512 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 3850 X2GeForce GT 710 (Fermi)
TDP140 wattsvs29 watts
Release Date4 Apr 2008vs22 Aug 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 3850 X2
    21.40 GP/s
  • GeForce GT 710 (Fermi)
    1.62 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 3850 X2
    21.40 GT/s
  • GeForce GT 710 (Fermi)
    6.48 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 3850 X2
    106.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GT 710 (Fermi)
    14.37 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 3850 X2
    856.40 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GT 710 (Fermi)
    155.52 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better