HD 6850 with Core i7-975 benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings

With current 1024 MB RAM, the HD 6850 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. This combination between HD 6850 and Intel Core i7-975 @ 3.33GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between HD 6850 and Intel Core i7-975 @ 3.33GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss.

 HD 6850 with Core i7-975  benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings
AMD Radeon HD 6850
Price $ 199.0
Year 2010
Maximum Recorded Temperature 82C
Max Fan Noise 50.7dB
Recommended Power Supply 477W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-975 @ 3.33GHz ($179.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 28.6 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 13.0 FPS
Average 4K Performance 8.3 FPS
Memory 1 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 6.3
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 13.8
4K Cost Per Frame $ 21.6
Series HD 6850
Overall Combination Score 52/100 Acceptable

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
18.0 FPS
2019 Anthem
11.6 FPS
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17.0 FPS
2019 Resident Evil 2
21.5 FPS
2019 Metro Exodus
9.6 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
13.8 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
14.9 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
19.2 FPS
2017 For Honor
25.6 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
18.1 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
21.9 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
13.2 FPS
2015 Rocket League
74.5 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
20.7 FPS
2015 Project CARS
19.8 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
35.7 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
26.5 FPS
2013 GRID 2
30.7 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
36.0 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
51.1 FPS
2011 DiRT 3
49.1 FPS
2011 Portal 2
88.7 FPS
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
22.9 FPS
2011 Batman: Arkham City
43.0 FPS
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
50.5 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
37.5 FPS
2010 Civilization V
32.3 FPS
2010 Metro: 2033
26.0 FPS
2010 Starcraft II
51.6 FPS
2009 League of Legends
95.8 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
26.2 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
13.4 FPS
2019 Anthem
9.2 FPS
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
13.2 FPS
2019 Resident Evil 2
14.5 FPS
2019 Metro Exodus
7.5 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
10.2 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
10.4 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
13.8 FPS
2017 For Honor
14.9 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
12.8 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
19.8 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
11.3 FPS
2015 Rocket League
32.0 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
16.0 FPS
2015 Project CARS
15.1 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
42.6 FPS
2009 League of Legends
53.3 FPS

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
8.0 FPS
2019 Anthem
5.0 FPS
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
7.0 FPS
2019 Resident Evil 2
7.1 FPS
2019 Metro Exodus
4.7 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
5.3 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
5.0 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
9.6 FPS
2017 For Honor
7.5 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
10.6 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
16.6 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
8.9 FPS
2015 Rocket League
14.9 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
10.6 FPS
2015 Project CARS
10.6 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
38.3 FPS
2009 League of Legends
21.3 FPS

HD 6850 Specifications

HD 6850 Board Design

Board NumberC223
Length7.8 inches 198 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x HDMI2x mini-DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP127 W

HD 6850 Clock Speeds

GPU Clock775 MHz
Memory Clock1000 MHz 4000 MHz effective

HD 6850 Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
GenerationNorthern Islands (HD 6800)
Launch Price179 USD
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateOct 21st, 2010

HD 6850 Graphics Features

DirectX11.2 (11_0)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.4
Shader Model5
VulkanN/A

HD 6850 Graphics Processor

ArchitectureTeraScale 2
Die Size255 mm²
GPU NameBarts
GPU VariantBarts PRO (215-0798006)
Process Size40 nm
Transistors1,700 million

HD 6850 Memory

Bandwidth128.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit
Memory Size1024 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

HD 6850 Render Config

Compute Units12
ROPs32
Shading Units960
TMUs48

HD 6850 Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance1,488 GFLOPS
Pixel Rate24.80 GPixel/s
Texture Rate37.20 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

It’s obvious that when Shakespeare penned this famous quip, he was foretelling the arrival of AMD’s Radeon HD 6800-series cards. Wherefore art thou, Radeon 6700?... “What’s in a name?
The Radeon HD 6850 finds itself in a similar situation. Overall, the Radeon HD 6850 trails the older Radeon HD 5850, but hangs with or outruns a stock GeForce GTX 460 1GB, an overclocked 460 ...
As a lower clocked Barts card, 6850 cards not binned for poor maximum clocks should have a fair bit of overclocking room as AMD intended for the design to hit 900MHz+.
In any case, today we’ll be looking at 3 partner cards alongside our reference 6850: the XFX Radeon HD 6850 (HD-685X-ZNFC), the Asus EAH6850, and the MSI R6850 OC.
The AMD Radeon HD 6850 isn't quite the must-buy card that we expected it to be, especially at its initial pricing. Now that the dust has settled a little on the pricing front it's a much a more ...
XFX’s Radeon HD 6850, pictured above, is a complete departure from AMD’s reference design. The XFX Radeon HD 6850 sports a custom cooler and is built upon a PCB that slightly shorter than the ...
AMD's new Radeon HD 6850 is priced at an extremely affordable 9. This poses the question whether two cards in CrossFire can manage to claim the price/performance sweet spot in the 0 segment or if other alternatives are better.
The AMD Radeon HD 6850, though, is unquestionably a fine card, and will deliver remarkable performance for not very much money if AMD is your preferred video purveyor.
For today’s launch AMD is pricing the Radeon HD 6870 at 9, and the Radeon HD 6850 at 9. This is a hard launch, and boards should be available by the time you’re reading this article (or ...
Because the Radeon HD 5770 is a smaller card, it demands less power under full load: 200 watts, versus 219 watts for the HD 6850. On the other hand, the HD 6850 demands less power when idle--102 ...
The Radeon HD 6850 was a mid-range graphics card by AMD, launched in October 2010. Built on the 40 nm process, and based on the Barts graphics processor, in its Barts PRO variant, the card supports DirectX 11.2.
The Radeon HD 6800-series might not be exactly what we expected, but that doesn't necessarily make it a disappointment. Find out about AMD's Radeon HD 6800 graphics family, why the name is ...
Comparatively, the new Radeon HD 6870 has 175MHz faster engine clock speed at 900MHz, versus the Radeon HD 5850 at 725MHz but it also has 320 fewer Stream Processors (1120 for the HD 6870, 1440 ...

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