AMD Radeon HD 6850 X2: specs and benchmarks
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 9.69 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.
Of Radeon HD 6850 X2's architecture, market type and release date.
Radeon HD 6850 X2'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 X2's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
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).
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.
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.
APIs supported by Radeon HD 6850 X2, sometimes including their particular versions.
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 FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Overall Radeon HD 6850 X2 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.