ATI Radeon HD 3850 vs NVIDIA GeForce 615

ATI Radeon HD 3850
NVIDIA GeForce 615

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 3850 and GeForce 615 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
TeraScale
 
Fermi
Code name
RV670
 
GF108
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
19 November 2007
 
15 May 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
$179
 
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Technical specs

Radeon HD 3850 and GeForce 615's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 3850 and GeForce 615's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
320
 
48
Core clock speed
668 MHz
 
660 MHz
Transistor count
666 million
 
585 million
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
49 Watt
Texture fill rate
10.69 GTexel / s
 
5.28 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
427.5 gflops
 
126.7 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 3850 and GeForce 615 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).
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
208 mm
 
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Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
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Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 3850 and GeForce 615: 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.
Memory type
GDDR3
 
DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1660 MHz
 
1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
53.1 GB / s
 
28.8 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 3850 and GeForce 615.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 3850 and GeForce 615, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
10.1 (10_1)
 
12.0 (11_0)
OpenGL
3.3
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 3850 and GeForce 615. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

ATI HD 3850 0.31
GeForce 615 0.32 +3.2%

Passmark

ATI HD 3850 529
GeForce 615 548 +3.6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon HD 3850 and GeForce 615 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of ATI Radeon HD 3850

Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (320 vs 48)
Higher memory bandwidth (53.1 vs 28.8 GB/s)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 615

3.2% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (15 May 2012 vs 19 November 2007)
Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 55 nm)
Less power hungry (49 vs 75 watts)

So, HD 3850 or 615?

Technical City couldn't decide between ATI Radeon HD 3850 and NVIDIA GeForce 615. The differences in performance seem too small.
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