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AMD Radeon HD 6850

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How well can the Radeon HD 6850 run games
27 Jul 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon HD 6850 graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements. Radeon HD 6850 is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

How many years will the Radeon HD 6850 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 6850 in your PC? Its upgrade time for the Radeon HD 6850, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 6850? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon HD 6850? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 759 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 355% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 271% better and can meet 652 of their recommended requirements.
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The Radeon HD 6850 was released on 22 Oct 2010

Radeon HD 6850 Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 6850
GPU
Architecture
Terascale 2 Barts Pro
Process
40nm
TMUs
48
Texture Rate
37 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
25 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
960
Driver Support
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
1024 MB
Memory Speed
1000 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
128GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
1
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
775 MHz
Power
Max Power
127 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 25 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1680 x 1050
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Resolution Performance
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Radeon HD 6850 Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 6850 is a Performance GPU part of the Radeon HD 6000 Series based on the Southern Islands 40nm architecture. The Barts Pro core comes packed with 960 Shader Processing Units, 48TMUs and a nice count of 32 ROPs, since the card features a 256-bit memory interface. The central unit is clocked at 775Mhz and Memory clocked at 100Mhz. HD 6850 features fast GDDR5 Memory, and has the required bandwidth for Full HD gaming, although Modern Demanding games like Crysis 3 will need lowered AA techniques to achieve a playable frame rate.


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Radeon HD 6850 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
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FIFA 22 34% 84%
Halo Infinite 113% 374%
Forza Horizon 5 94% 187%
Days Gone 181% 245%
Radeon HD 6850 Extras
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