AMD Radeon HD 6850 vs NVIDIA Quadro 5000

Graphics Processor

GPU model Barts GF100
GPU variant Barts PRO (215-0798006) GF100-850-A3
Architecture TeraScale 2 Fermi
Foundry TSMC TSMC
Manufacturing process 40 nm 40 nm
Number of transistors 1,700 million 3,100 million
Die size 255 mm² 529 mm²

Graphics Card

Release date Oct 21st, 2010 Feb 23rd, 2011
Generation Northern Islands Quadro
Production End-of-life End-of-life
Launch price 179 USD 2,499 USD
Interface PCIe 2.0 x16 PCIe 2.0 x16
Reviews 105 in our database 26 in our database
Predecessor Evergreen
Successor Southern Islands

Clocks

GPU clock 775 MHz 513 MHz
Memory clock 1000 MHz 4 Gbps effective 750 MHz 3 Gbps effective
Shader clock 1026 MHz

Memory Configuration

Memory size 1024 MB 2.5 GB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bus width 256 bit 320 bit
Bandwidth 128.0 GB/s 120.0 GB/s

Render Configuration

Shading units 960 352
TMUs 48 44
ROPs 32 40
Compute units 12
Cache L1 8 KB (per CU) 64 KB (per SM)
Cache L2 512 KB 640 KB
SM count 11

Performance

Pixel rate 24.80 GPixel/s 11.29 GPixel/s
Texture rate 37.20 GTexel/s 22.57 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance 1,488 GFLOPS 722.3 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance 361.2 GFLOPS (1:2)

Dimensions & Outputs

Slot width Dual-slot Dual-slot
Length 198 mm 7.8 inches 248 mm 9.8 inches
TDP 127 W 152 W
Suggested PSU 300 W 450 W
Outputs 2x DVI1x HDMI2x mini-DisplayPort 1x DVI2x DisplayPort
Power connectors 1x 6-pin 1x 6-pin
Board number C223 P2007
Width 111 mm 4.4 inches

API Support & Features

DirectX 11.2 (11_0) 12 (11_0)
OpenGL 4.4 4.6
OpenCL 1.2 1.1
Vulkan
Shader model 5.0 5.1
CUDA 2.0

Other Features

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