Radeon HD 6850 X2 

Released September, 2011
  • 800 MHz
  • 4 GB GDDR5
The memory modules feature an aggressively styled anodized aluminum heat spreader which helps dissipate heat more effectively while the memory stick uses a full black PCB which looks great from an aesthetic point of view.
by hassan-mujtaba (Jun, 2014)
These benchmarks reveal how mid-range and high-end cards fare when Guild Wars 2 is cranked up as high as it can go.
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Features Key features of the Radeon HD 6850 X2

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

Radeon HD 6850 X2
268.8 GB/s
GeForce GTX 480
182.4 GB/s
GeForce GTX 970
224.4 GB/s

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

Radeon HD 6850 X2
51.2 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 480
21.78 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 970
58.8 GPixel/s

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

Radeon HD 6850 X2
76.8 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 480
43.6 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 970
109.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 6850 X2
3,072 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 480
1,393 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 970
3,494 GFLOPS

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

Radeon HD 6850 X2

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

Radeon HD 6850 X2

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Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand AMD
GPU name Barts PRO
Market Desktop
Clock speed 800 MHz
Is dual GPU Yes
Reference card AMD Radeon HD 6850 X2 800 MHz 4 GB

raw performance

Shading units 1,920
Texture mapping units 96
Render output processors 64
Compute units 24
Pixel rate 51.2 GPixel/s
Texture rate 76.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 3,072 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,050 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 4,200 MHz
Memory bus 512 bit
Memory 4,096 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 268.8 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 254W
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