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ATI Radeon HD 3850: specs and benchmarks
- Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
- Core clock speed 668 MHz
- Max video memory 1024
- Memory type GDDR3
- Memory clock speed 1660 MHz
- Maximum resolution
ATI Radeon HD 3850
ATI started Radeon HD 3850 sales 19 November 2007 at a recommended price of $179. This is TeraScale architecture desktop card based on 55 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 1 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1.66 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 53.12 GB/s.
Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 208 mm. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 75 Watt.
It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at
percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.
Of Radeon HD 3850's architecture, market segment and release date.
|Place in performance rating||872|
|Value for money||0.37|
|GPU code name||RV670|
|Release date||19 November 2007 (13 years ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$179|
|Price now||$30 (0.2x MSRP)||of 11999 (Tesla V100 FHHL)|
Radeon HD 3850's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 3850's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
|Pipelines / CUDA cores||320||of 14080 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Core clock speed||668 MHz||of 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)|
|Number of transistors||666 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||55 nm||of 5 (Apple M1 GPU)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||75 Watt||of 900 (Tesla S2050)|
|Texture fill rate||10.69||of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)|
|Floating-point performance||427.5 gflops||of 2918.4 (GRID K340)|
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon HD 3850's 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).
|Interface||PCIe 2.0 x16|
|Supplementary power connectors||1x 6-pin|
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 3850: 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||1 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||256 Bit||of 6144 (GRID A100A)|
|Memory clock speed||1660 MHz||of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)|
|Memory bandwidth||53.12 GB/s||of 1024 (Radeon VII)|
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 3850. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
|Display Connectors||2x DVI, 1x S-Video|
APIs supported by Radeon HD 3850, sometimes including their particular versions.
|OpenGL||3.3||of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)|
Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon HD 3850. 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.
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.
Let's see how good Radeon HD 3850 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.
Overall Radeon HD 3850 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.
We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 3850 from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 625 OEM, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.
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