NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 vs AMD Radeon HD 6850
Comparison of GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6850 architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6850's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6850's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
35.23 GTexel / s
37.2 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6850 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
PCIe 3.0 x4
PCIe 2.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6850: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
48.06 GB / s
128.0 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6850.
1x DVI, 1x HDMI
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6850. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6850, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6850. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GT 1030 8.81 +118.1%
HD 6850 4.04
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
GT 1030 3658 +48.7%
HD 6850 2460
GT 1030 2584 +28.2%
HD 6850 2015
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6850. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
Let's see how good GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6850 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
118.1% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (17 May 2017 vs 21 October 2010)
Cheaper ($79 vs $179)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 40 nm)
Less power hungry (30 vs 127 watts)
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6850
Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (960 vs 384)
Higher memory bandwidth (128 vs 48.06 GB/s)
So, GT 1030 or HD 6850?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6850, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.