AMD Radeon HD 6850M: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 6850M

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 6850M sales 4 January 2011. This is TeraScale 2 architecture notebook card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 1 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1.6 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 25.6 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 50 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 5.25 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon HD 6850M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
TeraScale 2
 
Code name
Granville
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
4 January 2011
 

Technical specs

Radeon HD 6850M'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 6850M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
800
 
Core clock speed
675 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,040 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
50 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
27.00
 
Floating-point performance
1,080.0 gflops
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 6850M's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6850M: 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
GDDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
of 8192 (Radeon RX 480)
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
25.6 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6850M. 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.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6850M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.2 (11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.4
 

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

5.25

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

1470

3DMark Vantage Performance

6246

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon HD 6850M 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.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6850M from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 650M, which is slower by 1% and lower by 7 positions in our rating.

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