Radeon HD 7850 vs Radeon R9 270X

Radeon HD 7850
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 5 Mar 2012
Radeon HD 7850
Radeon R9 270X
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 8 Oct 2013
Radeon R9 270X

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Radeon HD 7850
    100%
  • Radeon R9 270X
    127%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon HD 7850
    100%
  • Radeon R9 270X
    137%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 7850

50 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon R9 270X .
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 270X

37% 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 (7 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 7850Radeon R9 270X
GPU NamePitcairn (Pitcairn PRO)vsCuracao (Curacao XT)
Fab Process28 nmvs28 nm
Die Size212 mm²vs212 mm²
Transistors2,800 millionvs2,800 million
Shaders1024vs1280
Compute Units16vs20
Core clock860 MHzvs1000 MHz
ROPs32vs32
TMUs64vs80

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 7850Radeon R9 270X
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed1200 MHz
4800 MHz effective
vs1400 MHz
5600 MHz effective
Memory Size2048 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 7850Radeon R9 270X
TDP130 wattsvs180 watts
Release Date5 Mar 2012vs8 Oct 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 7850
    27.50 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 270X
    32.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 7850
    55.00 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 270X
    80.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 7850
    154.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 270X
    179.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 7850
    1761.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 270X
    2560.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • Radeon HD 7850
    6820
  • Radeon R9 270X
    8700

Points (higher is better)

Game benchmarks

Battlefield 4

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

  • Radeon HD 7850
    41
  • Radeon R9 270X
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Bioshock Infinite

DX11, Ultra Quality,DDOD, FX AA

  • Radeon HD 7850
    37
  • Radeon R9 270X
    52

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman Absolution

DX11, High Quality, 2x MSAA, 16x AF

  • Radeon HD 7850
    40
  • Radeon R9 270X
    52

FPS (higher is better)

Medal Of Honor Warfighter

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA

  • Radeon HD 7850
    35
  • Radeon R9 270X
    48

FPS (higher is better)

Metro Last Light

DX11, AAA standard, 16xAF, Motion Blur normal, Tesselation normal

  • Radeon HD 7850
    27
  • Radeon R9 270X
    38

FPS (higher is better)

Bioshock Infinite

DX11, Ultra, DDOD, FXAA

  • Radeon HD 7850
    23
  • Radeon R9 270X
    34

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman Absolution

DX11, High Quality, 2x MSAA, 16x AF

  • Radeon HD 7850
    28
  • Radeon R9 270X
    39

FPS (higher is better)