AMD Radeon HD 6850 vs R7 250X
Comparison of Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon R7 250X architecture, market type and release date.
Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon R7 250X'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 and Radeon R7 250X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
37.2 GTexel / s
38 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon R7 250X 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).
PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
1 x 6-pin
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon R7 250X: 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
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
128.0 GB / s
96 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon R7 250X.
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon R7 250X. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon R7 250X, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon R7 250X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
HD 6850 11.91 +11.6%
R7 250X 10.67
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
HD 6850 2460
R7 250X 2860 +16.3%
HD 6850 2292 +1.1%
R7 250X 2268
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon R7 250X. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
139 Mh/s −9.4%
152 Mh/s +9.4%
Let's see how good Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon R7 250X are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6850
11.6% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (960 vs 640)
Higher memory bandwidth (128 vs 96 GB/s)
Advantages of AMD Radeon R7 250X
Much newer (13 February 2014 vs 21 October 2010)
Cheaper ($99 vs $179)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
Less power hungry (80 vs 127 watts)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
So, HD 6850 or R7 250X?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon HD 6850.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon R7 250X, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.