AMD ATI Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 PCIe
Performance, Cooling, connectivity ports, eyespeed technology, 3D support
Fast, Decent cooler, Overclocks well, Price, Loaded with ports
Terrific performance for the price. Improved technologies and video quality compared with previous-generation cards.
Excellent pricetoperformance ratio, Great power efficiency.
Modest mainstream DX11 graphics performance, Barts GPU Introduces stereoscopic 3D functionality, Reduced heat output enables very quiet cooling fan, Fan exhausts all heated air outside of case, UVD3 Adds multiview CODEC for 3D Bluray playback, Improv
Great performance for the price; stereoscopic-3D support with compatible monitors and HDTVs; five ports makes connecting multiple monitors easier
Not consistently more powerful than Nvidia's competing card. Only one dual-link DVI port.
Fledgling 3D support.
Limited initial AMD HD3D product support, Fails to fix anisotropic texture filtering, Barts GPU yields minimal overclock
Over 9 inches long; blocks an adjacent slot; high power draw might necessitate power-supply upgrade
By HEXUS.net on March 07, 2012
The questionSet to be available to purchase in a couple of weeks' time, AMD filled out its graphics-card line-up with the announcement of the £185 Radeon HD 7850 and £260 Radeon HD 7870. We encourage you to read all about them by jumping on over to...-
By Channel Pro on January 24, 2012
What's in a name? We see if ATI's latest graphics card is its best everRating: 4Average: 4 (1 vote) Like the Sith, graphics cards tend to come in twos with a more a mighty card and a lesser, cheaper alternative – the HD 6850 is the Darth...80
By BeHardware on April 13, 2011
The basic HIS Radeon HD 6850 is definitely not the model we advise. It’s rather cheap looking and the cooler isn’t very effective, making more noise than other models while not keeping the GPU temperature as...-
By Gaming Nexus on January 24, 2011
Both the AMD Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon HD 6870 offer great performance for the prices and being able to drive multiple displays with one card via DisplayPort is great. While these cards might not appeal to the enthusiast gamer, they still offer up...92
By ITP.net on January 04, 2011
A competent DirectX 11 GPU but also one that isn’t quite as fast as competing cards equipped with the GTX 460 GPU....100
By DigitalVersus on December 23, 2010
A card without any major faults, except for a poorly chosen, misleading name. For the rest (perforamnce, noise and energy management) it does very well. Do monitor pricing in comparison to the competition, to make sure you get the best...80
By CIOL on December 18, 2010
The ATI 6850 graphics card is a mid-level gamer’s dream. The graphics card comes with second-generation DirectX 11 capabilities with Shader Model 5.0 and boasts of AMD’s eyespeed technology. The card also has stereoscopic 3D display support...-
By BeHardware on December 05, 2010
the Radeon HD 6870 and 6850 both consume a good deal less energy than the corresponding GeForces, thus...-
By Rbmods.com on December 03, 2010
You can get this card for around 150$ on the market right now and for that price its a bargain! Nvidia has their GTX460 card and ATI now have their 6850 which both perform superb, this card is really a bang for the buck card. The overall performance...-
By TechReaction.net on November 16, 2010
The 6850 seems to be a legitimate contender for the budget conscious gamer market. The price is very good for the performance that you will receive from the 6850 and the extra additions of the Display Port 1.2, faster tessellation, geometry...-