AMD Radeon HD 6850 vs R9 M375X

AMD Radeon HD 6850
AMD Radeon R9 M375X

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon R9 M375X architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
12.30
 
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Architecture
TeraScale 2
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
Barts
 
Tropo
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
reference
 
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Release date
21 October 2010
 
5 May 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
$179
 
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Price now
$165
 
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Technical specs

Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon R9 M375X'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 R9 M375X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
960
 
640
Compute units
no data
 
10
Core clock speed
no data
 
925 MHz
Boost Clock
no data
 
1015 MHz
Transistor count
1,700 million
 
1,500 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
127 Watt
 
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Texture fill rate
37.2 GTexel / s
 
40.6 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
1,488.0 gflops
 
1,299 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon R9 M375X 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 support
AGP
 
PCIe 3.0
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
198 mm
 
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Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
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Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon R9 M375X: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
no data
 
1125 MHz
Memory bandwidth
128.0 GB / s
 
72 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon R9 M375X.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
 
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Eyefinity
+
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon R9 M375X. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CrossFire
+
 
-
FreeSync
-
 
+
HD3D
-
 
+
PowerTune
-
 
+
DualGraphics
-
 
+
ZeroCore
-
 
+
Switchable graphics
-
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon R9 M375X, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 11
 
DirectX® 12
OpenGL
4.4
 
4.4
OpenCL
no data
 
Not Listed
Mantle
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon R9 M375X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

HD 6850 7.61 +28.8%
R9 M375X 5.91

Passmark

HD 6850 2020 +19.3%
R9 M375X 1693

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4546 −0.1%
 
4549 +0.1%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4546 −0.1%
 
4549 +0.1%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon R9 M375X. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
139 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon R9 M375X are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6850

28.8% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (960 vs 640)
Higher memory bandwidth (128 vs 72 GB/s)
CrossfireX

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M375X

Much newer (5 May 2015 vs 21 October 2010)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
FreeSync
HD3DMenu
PowerTuneMenu
DualGraphics
ZeroCoreMenu
SwitchableGraphics
MantleMenu

So, HD 6850 or R9 M375X?

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 R9 M375X, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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