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
Code name
Release date
19 November 2007
15 May 2012
Launch price (MSRP)

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.
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).
PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 2.0 x16
208 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin


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
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.
10.1 (10_1)
12.0 (11_0)

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%


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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