AMD Radeon HD 6850 X2: specs and benchmarks
- Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
- Core clock speed 800 MHz
- Max video memory 2 GB
- Memory type GDDR5
- Memory clock speed 4200 MHz
- Maximum resolution
AMD started Radeon HD 6850 X2 sales 19 September 2011. This is TeraScale 2 architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4.2 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 134.4 GB/s.
Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Two 8-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 254 Watt.
It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at
of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.
Of Radeon HD 6850 X2's architecture, market segment and release date.
|Place in performance rating||444|
|Architecture||TeraScale 2 (2009−2015)|
|GPU code name||Barts|
|Release date||19 September 2011 (10 years ago)|
Radeon HD 6850 X2'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 6850 X2's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
|Pipelines / CUDA cores||960||of 18432 (AD102)|
|Core clock speed||800 MHz||of 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)|
|Number of transistors||1,700 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||40 nm||of 4 (H100 PCIe)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||254 Watt||of 900 (Tesla S2050)|
|Texture fill rate||38.40||of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)|
|Floating-point performance||2x 1,536.0 gflops||of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)|
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon HD 6850 X2'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||2x 8-pin|
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6850 X2: 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||2 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||256 Bit||of 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory clock speed||4200 MHz||of 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)|
|Memory bandwidth||134.4 GB/s||of 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)|
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6850 X2. 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|
APIs supported by Radeon HD 6850 X2, sometimes including their particular versions.
|OpenGL||4.4||of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)|
Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon HD 6850 X2. 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 6850 X2 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 6850 X2 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.
We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6850 X2 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 650 Ti, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.
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