Radeon HD 3850 X2 

Released April, 2008
  • 669 MHz
  • 1 GB GDDR3

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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon HD 3850 X2

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Radeon HD 3850 X2

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 3850 X2

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon HD 3850 X2
105.98 GB/s
GeForce GT 710
14.4 GB/s
Radeon HD 6450
25.6 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon HD 3850 X2
21.4 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 6450
2.5 GPixel/s
GeForce GT 710
3.82 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon HD 3850 X2
21.4 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 6450
5 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 710
15.26 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 3850 X2
856.4 GFLOPS
Radeon HD 6450
GeForce GT 710
366.3 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

Radeon HD 3850 X2

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Radeon HD 3850 X2

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Slow rotations and pans didn’t cause any of the typical “crawling” effect on the screen, and targeting on enemies, even at low frame rates, was easy to do.
Any movement that was tracking on the screen would suddenly appear to stop – and then would quickly “jump” to the next location faster than your mind thought it should.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand ATI
GPU name RV670
Market Desktop
Clock speed 669 MHz
Is dual GPU Yes
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 640
Texture mapping units 32
Render output processors 32
Compute units 8
Pixel rate 21.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 21.4 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 856.4 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 828 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,656 MHz
Memory bus 512 bit
Memory 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 105.98 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 140W
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