AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT
Radeon RX 6850M XT
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 12 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 18000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2022
Performance 55.73

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 6850M XT sales 4 January 2022. This is high-end RDNA 2 architecture notebook card based on 7 nm manufacturing process and 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

55.73%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

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

Place in performance rating16
ArchitectureRDNA 2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameNavi 22
Market segmentLaptop
Release date4 January 2022 (less than a year ago)

Technical specs

Radeon RX 6850M 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 6850M XT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores2560of 18432 (AD102)
Boost clock speed2463 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors17,200 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology7 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)145 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate413.0of 959.6 (Radeon RX 7900 XTX)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

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 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed18000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth384.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
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

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


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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.

RX 6850M XT 55.73
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various 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: 26%

RX 6850M XT 21792

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 42089

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 177650

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 6850M XT 27494

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 enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 6850M XT 32853

Game benchmarks

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

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

Full HD142
1440p86

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Cyberpunk 2077 160
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 85−90
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 159
Battlefield 5 140−150
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 140−150
Cyberpunk 2077 136
Far Cry 5 120−130
Far Cry New Dawn 110−120
Forza Horizon 4 150−160
Hitman 3 193
Horizon Zero Dawn 159
Red Dead Redemption 2 90−95
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 130−140
Watch Dogs: Legion 119
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 85−90
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 130
Battlefield 5 140−150
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 140−150
Cyberpunk 2077 106
Far Cry 5 120−130
Far Cry New Dawn 110−120
Forza Horizon 4 150−160
Hitman 3 192
Horizon Zero Dawn 133
Metro Exodus 116
Red Dead Redemption 2 90−95
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 130−140
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 208
Watch Dogs: Legion 108
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 85−90
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 112
Battlefield 5 140−150
Cyberpunk 2077 87
Far Cry 5 120−130
Far Cry New Dawn 110−120
Forza Horizon 4 150−160
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 118
Watch Dogs: Legion 83
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 95−100
Hitman 3 136
Horizon Zero Dawn 100
Metro Exodus 68
Red Dead Redemption 2 45−50
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 90−95
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 60−65
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 82
Battlefield 5 100−110
Cyberpunk 2077 54
Far Cry 5 100−110
Far Cry New Dawn 90−95
Forza Horizon 4 120−130
Watch Dogs: Legion 60
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 55−60
Hitman 3 60−65
Horizon Zero Dawn 45−50
Metro Exodus 40−45
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−35
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 45−50
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 70−75
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40−45
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 35−40
Battlefield 5 65−70
Cyberpunk 2077 21−24
Far Cry 5 60−65
Far Cry New Dawn 60−65
Forza Horizon 4 85−90
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−35

Relative perfomance

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


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 6850M XT from NVIDIA is GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, which is slower by 6% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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