AMD Radeon HD 6850 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 v2
Comparison of Radeon HD 6850 and GeForce GTX 460 v2 architecture, market type and release date.
Radeon HD 6850 and GeForce GTX 460 v2'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 6850 and GeForce GTX 460 v2'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
37.2 GTexel / s
43.62 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon HD 6850 and GeForce GTX 460 v2 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
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6850 and GeForce GTX 460 v2: 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
128.0 GB / s
96.19 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6850 and GeForce GTX 460 v2.
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 6850 and GeForce GTX 460 v2. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by Radeon HD 6850 and GeForce GTX 460 v2, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 6850 and GeForce GTX 460 v2. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
HD 6850 4.58
GTX 460 v2 8.34 +82.1%
HD 6850 2024
GTX 460 v2 2496 +23.3%
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 6850 and GeForce GTX 460 v2. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
139 Mh/s +85.3%
75 Mh/s −85.3%
Let's see how good Radeon HD 6850 and GeForce GTX 460 v2 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6850
Cheaper ($179 vs $199)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 192 bit)
More pipelines (960 vs 336)
Higher memory bandwidth (128 vs 96.19 GB/s)
Less power hungry (127 vs 160 watts)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 v2
82.1% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (24 September 2011 vs 21 October 2010)
So, HD 6850 or GTX 460 v2?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 v2.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon HD 6850 and GeForce GTX 460 v2, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.