AMD Radeon HD 6850 technical specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 6850

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 6850 sales 21 October 2010 at a recommended price of 179 USD. This is a TeraScale 2 architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 1024 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 128.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 198 mm. An additional 1 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 127 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 16.59 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon HD 6850's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
50.31
 
Architecture
TeraScale 2
 
Code name
Barts
 
Type
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Release date
21 October 2010
 
Launch price (MSRP)
179 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
99.99 USD
 
of 4576.59 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

Radeon HD 6850'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 6850's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
960
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Transistor count
1,700 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
127 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
37.2
 
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
1,488.0 gflops
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 6850'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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Bus support
AGP
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
198 mm
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6850: 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
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory bandwidth
128.0 GB/s
 
of 11404 (GRID K1)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6850.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
 
Eyefinity
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 6850. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CrossFire
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6850, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 11
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 6850. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
16.59
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
182100.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
3814.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
6364.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
27751.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
2471.76
 
 
Passmark
2274
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
2460
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 6850. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
139 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon HD 6850 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
10.67
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 6850 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6850 from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 1030, which is slower by 3%.

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