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 office use. 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 3.88 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

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
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
675 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,040 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
50 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
27.00
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
1,080.0 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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 specs

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 32
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
25.6 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6850M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11
 

Video card benchmarks 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
3.81
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
1469.50
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
6245.50
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon HD 6850M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
n/d
 
 
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
96.77
At recommended settings
88.06
New games support
45
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
high / 768p
34.74
 
ultra / 1080p
10.00
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
high / 768p
41.50
 
ultra / 1080p
11.00
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 6850M performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6850M from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 735M, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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