To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.
AMD Radeon HD 7850 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
- Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
- Core clock speed 0
- Max video memory 2048 MB
- Memory type GDDR5
- Memory clock speed 1200
- Maximum resolution
- Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
- Core clock speed
- Max video memory
- Memory type
- Memory clock speed
- Maximum resolution
Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.
|Place in performance rating||328||1|
|Value for money||4.09||24.90|
|Architecture||GCN 1.0 (2012−2020)||Ampere (2020−2022)|
|GPU code name||Pitcairn||GA102|
|Release date||5 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)|
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 cores||1024||no data|
|Boost clock speed||1000 MHz||no data|
|Number of transistors||2,800 million||28,300 million|
|Manufacturing process technology||28 nm||8 nm|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||225 Watt||no data|
|Texture fill rate||55.04||625.0|
|Floating-point performance||1,761 gflops||no 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 support||PCIe 2.1 x16||no data|
|Interface||PCIe 3.0 x16||PCIe 4.0 x16|
|Length||210 mm||336 mm|
|Supplementary power connectors||1x 6-pin||no data|
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 type||GDDR5||no data|
|Maximum RAM amount||2 GB||no data|
|Memory bus width||256 Bit||no data|
|Memory clock speed||1200 MHz||no data|
|Memory bandwidth||153.6 GB/s||no 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 Connectors||1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort||no data|
|DisplayPort support||-||no data|
Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.
|DirectX||DirectX® 11||no data|
Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
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.
- 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
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.
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.
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|
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 HD||no data||209|
Advantages and disadvantages
|Novelty||5 March 2012||27 January 2022|
|Chip lithography||28 nm||8 nm|
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends
since it shows better performance.
Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
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.
Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 7850:
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.
Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 3090 Ti:
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