ATI Radeon HD 4850: specs and benchmarks

ATI Radeon HD 4850

Summary

ATI started Radeon HD 4850 sales 25 June 2008 at a recommended price of $199. This is Terascale 1 architecture desktop card based on 55 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 512 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 993 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 63.6 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 1-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 246 mm. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 110 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 4.80 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

General info

Of Radeon HD 4850's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Terascale 1
 
Code name
RV770
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
25 June 2008
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Radeon HD 4850'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 4850's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
800
 
Core clock speed
625 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
956 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
110 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
25 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
1,000.0 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 4850'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
 
Length
246 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 4850: 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
512 MB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
993 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
63.6 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 4850.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 4850, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
10.1
 
OpenGL
3.3
 
of 4.6

Video card benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 4850. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

4.80

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

72891

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

11272

3DMark Vantage Performance

8972

Passmark

1026

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon HD 4850 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 4850 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

ATI HD 4850
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 4850 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

ATI HD 4850
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 4850 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

ATI HD 4850
minimum Radeon HD 4850
recommended Radeon HD 7950

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 4850 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

ATI HD 4850
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 4850 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

ATI HD 4850
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 4850 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

ATI HD 4850
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 4850 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

ATI HD 4850
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 4850 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

ATI HD 4850
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 4850 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

ATI HD 4850
minimum GeForce 6100
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 4850 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

ATI HD 4850
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Civilization 5

2010

FPS tests

Real world test results of Civilization 5 on Radeon HD 4850.

low / 768p
84
 

StarCraft 2

2010

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 4850 performance compared to StarCraft 2 official system requirements.

ATI HD 4850
minimum GeForce 7600 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 650

FPS tests

Real world test results of StarCraft 2 on Radeon HD 4850.

high / 768p
62
 
ultra / 1080p
37
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 4850 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 4850 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 295, which is faster by 3% and higher by 7 positions in our rating.

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