HD 6850 with Core i7-975 benchmarks at Ultra Quality 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 15% bottleneck in many games and can cause minor FPS loss. View Current Price List

AMD Radeon HD 6850
Price $ 199 5/5 Excellent
Year 2010 1/5 Weak
Series HD 6850
Maximum Recorded Temperature 82C 2/5 Acceptable
Max Fan Noise 51dB 2/5 Acceptable
Recommended Power Supply 477W 3/5 Good
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-975 @ 3.33GHz ($179.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0 FPS 5/5 Excellent
CPU Impact on FPS % 0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 40 FPS 2/5 Acceptable
Average 1440p Performance 0 FPS 1/5 Weak
Average 4K Performance 0 FPS 1/5 Weak
Memory 1 GB 2/5 Acceptable
Overall Combination Score 54/100 Good
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Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2013 Bioshock Infinite
36 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
27 FPS
2013 GRID 2
31 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
36 FPS
2011 Batman: Arkham City
43 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
38 FPS
2011 DiRT 3
49 FPS
2011 Portal 2
89 FPS
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
23 FPS
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
51 FPS
2010 Civilization V
32 FPS
2010 Metro: 2033
26 FPS
2010 Starcraft II
52 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
26 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second

HD 6850 Specifications

Board Design

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

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock775 MHz
Memory Clock1000 MHz 4000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

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

Graphics Features

DirectX11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model5

Graphics Processor

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


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

Render Config

Compute Units12
Shading Units960

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 ...