AMD Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition sales 21 August 2012. This is TeraScale 2 architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 1 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 128.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is Dual-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 241 mm. Two 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 151 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.81 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.91
 
Architecture
TeraScale 2
 
Code name
Cypress
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
21 August 2012
 
Price now
$231
 
of 10182 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition'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 1440SP Edition's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1440
 
Core clock speed
725 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,154 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
151 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
52.20
 
Floating-point performance
2,088 gflops
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition'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
241 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition: 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 8192 (Radeon RX 480)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
4000 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
128.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition. 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 HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.2 (11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.4
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

0.81

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition 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.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition performance compared to its nearest competitors.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 294 positions in our rating.

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