Radeon HD 6850 vs Radeon R9 270X

Radeon HD 6850
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 21 Oct 2010
Radeon HD 6850
Radeon R9 270X
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 8 Oct 2013
Radeon R9 270X

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Radeon HD 6850
    100%
  • Radeon R9 270X
    228%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon HD 6850
    100%
  • Radeon R9 270X
    252%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 6850

53 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon R9 270X .
Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 270X

152% higher gaming performance.
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Radeon R9 270X

HWBench recommends Radeon R9 270X

The Radeon R9 270X is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (2 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 6850Radeon R9 270X
GPU NameBarts (Barts PRO)vsCuracao (Curacao XT)
Fab Process40 nmvs28 nm
Die Size255 mm²vs212 mm²
Transistors1,700 millionvs2,800 million
Shaders960vs1280
Compute Units12vs20
Core clock775 MHzvs1000 MHz
ROPs32vs32
TMUs48vs80

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 6850Radeon R9 270X
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed1000 MHz
4000 MHz effective
vs1400 MHz
5600 MHz effective
Memory Size1024 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 6850Radeon R9 270X
TDP127 wattsvs180 watts
Release Date21 Oct 2010vs8 Oct 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 6850
    24.80 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 270X
    32.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 6850
    37.20 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 270X
    80.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 6850
    128.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 270X
    179.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 6850
    1488.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 270X
    2560.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • Radeon HD 6850
    3810
  • Radeon R9 270X
    8700

Points (higher is better)

Game benchmarks

Battlefield 4

DX11, Ultra Quality,2x MSAA,16x AF, HBAO

  • Radeon HD 6850
    20
  • Radeon R9 270X
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Medal Of Honor Warfighter

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA

  • Radeon HD 6850
    20
  • Radeon R9 270X
    48

FPS (higher is better)