AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 6850M XT sales 4 January 2022. This is a laptop graphics card based on a RDNA 2 architecture and made with 7 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamers. 12 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 18 GHz are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 384.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 145 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 47.22% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

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

Place in performance ranking59
Place by popularitynot in top-100
ArchitectureRDNA 2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameNavi 22
Market segmentLaptop
Release date4 January 2022 (2 years old)

Technical specs

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

Pipelines / CUDA cores2560of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Boost clock speed2463 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors17,200 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology7 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)145 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate413.0of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Size and compatibility

Information on Radeon RX 6850M XT'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 sizelarge
InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 6850M 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 amount12 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed18000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth384.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 6850M 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 ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

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

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.1
Vulkan1.2

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon RX 6850M XT. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

RX 6850M XT 18329

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RX 6850M XT 42016

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 6850M XT 33901

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 6850M XT 172972

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 6850M XT is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD137
1440p84
4K57

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 160

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 75−80
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 159
Battlefield 5 120−130
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 120−130
Cyberpunk 2077 136
Far Cry 5 109
Far Cry New Dawn 100−110
Forza Horizon 4 140−150
Hitman 3 193
Horizon Zero Dawn 159
Red Dead Redemption 2 75−80
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 120−130
Watch Dogs: Legion 119

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 75−80
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 130
Battlefield 5 120−130
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 120−130
Cyberpunk 2077 106
Far Cry 5 105
Far Cry New Dawn 100−110
Forza Horizon 4 140−150
Hitman 3 192
Horizon Zero Dawn 133
Metro Exodus 116
Red Dead Redemption 2 75−80
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 120−130
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 198
Watch Dogs: Legion 108

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 75−80
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 112
Battlefield 5 120−130
Cyberpunk 2077 87
Far Cry 5 102
Far Cry New Dawn 100−110
Forza Horizon 4 140−150
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 122
Watch Dogs: Legion 83

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 80−85
Hitman 3 136
Horizon Zero Dawn 100
Metro Exodus 68
Red Dead Redemption 2 35−40
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 75−80

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 50−55
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 85
Battlefield 5 95−100
Cyberpunk 2077 55
Far Cry 5 99
Far Cry New Dawn 85−90
Forza Horizon 4 100−110
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 75−80
Watch Dogs: Legion 60

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 45−50
Hitman 3 50−55
Horizon Zero Dawn 35−40
Metro Exodus 30−35
Red Dead Redemption 2 24−27
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 40−45
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 72

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 47
Battlefield 5 55−60
Cyberpunk 2077 26
Far Cry 5 68
Far Cry New Dawn 50−55
Forza Horizon 4 70−75
Watch Dogs: Legion 24−27

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX 6850M XT performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon RX 6850M XT is GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Mobile, which is slower by 4% and lower by 2 positions in our ranking.

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Similar GPUs

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

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