AMD Radeon RX 6850 XT: specs and benchmarks

Price now 900$
Games supported 40%
AMD Radeon RX 6850 XT
Radeon RX 6850 XT
  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 16 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 18 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2022


AMD started Radeon RX 6850 XT sales on 2022 at a recommended price of $649. This is a RDNA 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 7 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 16 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 18 GB/s are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 576.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. Two 8-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 325 Watt.

We have no data on Radeon RX 6850 XT benchmark results.

General info

Some basic facts about Radeon RX 6850 XT: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ratingnot rated
ArchitectureRDNA 2.0 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameNavi 21
Market segmentDesktop
Release date2022 (1 year old)
Launch price (MSRP)$649
Current price$900 (1.4x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)

Technical specs

Radeon RX 6850 XT's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 6850 XT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores4608of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Boost clock speed2250 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors26,800 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology7 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)325 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate648.0of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Dimensions and compatibility

Information on Radeon RX 6850 XT's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16
Length267 mm
Supplementary power connectors2x 8-pin


Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 6850 XT: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount16 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed18 GB/sof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth576.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 6850 XT. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 6850 XT, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.5

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon RX 6850 XT. Overall performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

We have no data on Radeon RX 6850 XT benchmark results.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 6850 XT from NVIDIA is GeForce RTX 3070.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GeForce RTX 3070

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Intel Arc A770 Arc A770

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with Radeon RX 6850 XT according to our statistics.

User rating

Here you can see the user rating of the graphics card, as well as rate it yourself.

4.5 11 votes

Rate AMD Radeon RX 6850 XT on a scale of 1 to 5:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Questions and comments

Here you can ask a question about Radeon RX 6850 XT, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.