ATI Radeon HD 3850 AGP: specs and benchmarks

ATI Radeon HD 3850 AGP

Summary

ATI started Radeon HD 3850 AGP sales 3 January 2008. This is TeraScale architecture desktop card based on 55 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 0.5 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1.66 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 53.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 1-slot card attached via AGP 8x interface. 1x 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 11.79 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon HD 3850 AGP's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
TeraScale
 
Code name
RV670
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
3 January 2008
 

Technical specs

Radeon HD 3850 AGP'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 3850 AGP's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
320
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
668 MHz
 
Transistor count
666 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
10.69
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
427.5 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 3850 AGP'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
AGP 8x
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 3850 AGP: 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.
Memory type
GDDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
0.5 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1656 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
53.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 3850 AGP.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 3850 AGP. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
11.59
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
91489.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
7005.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
793.58
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 3850 AGP performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 3850 AGP from NVIDIA is GeForce 8800 GTX, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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