AMD Radeon HD 6850 vs RX 550X

AMD Radeon HD 6850
AMD Radeon RX 550X

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon RX 550X architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
18.68
 
n/d
Architecture
TeraScale 2
 
GCN 4.0
Code name
Barts
 
Lexa
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
reference
 
n/d
Release date
21 October 2010
 
16 December 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$179
 
n/d
Price now
$199
 
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Technical specs

Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon RX 550X'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 RX 550X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
960
 
512
Core clock speed
n/d
 
1100 MHz
Boost Clock
n/d
 
1183 MHz
Transistor count
1,700 million
 
2,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
127 Watt
 
50 Watt
Texture fill rate
37.2 GTexel / s
 
37.86 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
1,488.0 gflops
 
1,211 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon RX 550X 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
 
n/d
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x8
Length
198 mm
 
145 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon RX 550X: 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
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
n/d
 
6000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
128.0 GB / s
 
112.0 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon RX 550X.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Eyefinity
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon RX 550X. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CrossFire
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon RX 550X, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 11
 
12.0 (12_0)
OpenGL
4.4
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon RX 550X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

HD 6850 11.16
RX 550X 12.63 +13.2%

Passmark

HD 6850 2292
RX 550X 2430 +6%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon RX 550X. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
139 Mh/s
 
n/d

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon RX 550X are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6850

Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (960 vs 512)
Higher memory bandwidth (128 vs 112 GB/s)
EyefinitySupport
CrossfireX

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 550X

13.2% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (16 December 2018 vs 21 October 2010)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 40 nm)
Less power hungry (50 vs 127 watts)

So, HD 6850 or RX 550X?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX 550X.
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