AMD Radeon HD 7850 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

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AMD Radeon HD 7850
Radeon HD 7850
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 0
  • Max video memory 2048 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 1200
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 1747$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating3281
Value for money4.0924.90
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 (2012−2020)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code namePitcairnGA102
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Designreferenceno data
Release date5 March 2012 (10 years ago)27 January 2022 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$249 $1,999
Price now$299 (1.2x MSRP)$1747 (0.9x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1024no data
Boost clock speed1000 MHzno data
Number of transistors2,800 million28,300 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)225 Wattno data
Texture fill rate55.04625.0
Floating-point performance1,761 gflopsno data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

Bus supportPCIe 2.1 x16no data
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
Length210 mm336 mm
Width2-slotno data
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pinno data

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5no data
Maximum RAM amount2 GBno data
Memory bus width256 Bitno data
Memory clock speed1200 MHzno data
Memory bandwidth153.6 GB/sno data

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPortno data
Eyefinity1no data
HDMI+no data
DisplayPort support-no data

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

AppAcceleration-no data
CrossFire1no data
Enduro-no data
FreeSync1no data
HD3D-no data
PowerTune-no data
TrueAudio-no data
ZeroCore-no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectXDirectX® 11no data
Shader Model5.16.6
OpenGL4.6no data
OpenCL1.2no data
Vulkan+1.3
Mantle-no data
CUDAno data8.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

HD 7850 12.87
RTX 3090 Ti 100.00
+677%
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • Passmark

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

HD 7850 5210
RTX 3090 Ti 53110
+919%

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

HD 7850 3828
RTX 3090 Ti 30206
+689%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 7850 and GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 249 Mh/s no data
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 12.5 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HDno data209
1440pno data142
4Kno data101

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 12.87 100.00
Novelty 5 March 2012 27 January 2022
Cost $249 $1999
Chip lithography 28 nm 8 nm

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of Radeon HD 7850 by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7850 from NVIDIA is P106-100, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of GeForce RTX 3090 Ti by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3090 Ti from AMD is Radeon RX 6950 XT, which is slower by 7% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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User rating

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