HD 6930 vs HD 6850

Price now 219$
Games supported 64%
AMD Radeon HD 6850
Radeon HD 6850
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 0
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 0
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon HD 6930
Radeon HD 6930
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 750 MHz
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 4800 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 64%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating519498
Value for money0.64no data
ArchitectureTeraScale 2 (2009−2015)TeraScale 3 (2010−2013)
GPU code nameBartsCayman
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Designreferenceno data
Release date21 October 2010
(12 years old)
1 December 2011
(11 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$179 $180
Current price$219 (1.2x MSRP)no data
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores9601280
Core clock speedno data750 MHz
Number of transistors1,700 million2,640 million
Manufacturing process technology40 nm40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)127 Watt186 Watt
Texture fill rate37.2060.00
Floating-point performance1,488.0 gflops1,920.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

Bus supportAGPno data
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 2.0 x16
Length198 mm220 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin2x 6-pin


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount1 GB1 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speedno data4800 MHz
Memory bandwidth128.0 GB/s153.6 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
Eyefinity1no data
DisplayPort support-no data


Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

AppAcceleration-no data
CrossFire1no data
Enduro-no data
HD3D-no data
PowerTune-no data
TrueAudio-no data
ZeroCore-no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectXDirectX® 1111.2 (11_0)
Shader Model5.05.0
Vulkanno dataN/A
Mantle-no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

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.

HD 6850 5.02
HD 6930 5.54
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

HD 6850 2460
HD 6930 3826

Radeon HD 6930 outperforms Radeon HD 6850 by 56% in 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon HD 6930. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 139 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 5.02 5.54
Recency 21 October 2010 1 December 2011
Cost $179 $180
Pipelines / CUDA cores 960 1280
Memory bandwidth 128 153.6
Thermal design power (TDP) 127 Watt 186 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD Radeon HD 6930
Radeon HD 6930

since it shows better performance.

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Competitors of Radeon HD 6850 by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon HD 6850's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 460 SE, which is faster by 1% and higher by 4 positions in our performance rating.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE GeForce GTX 460 SE

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 6850:

Radeon HD 6850 100
GeForce 945A 93.63

Competitors of Radeon HD 6930 by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon HD 6930's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 460, which is faster by 4% and higher by 9 positions in our performance rating.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 GeForce GTX 460

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