AMD ATI Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • AMD ATI Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 PCIe
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Based on 21 scores, 41 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    13
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • 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.

Cons:

  • Not consistently more powerful than Nvidia's competing card. Only one dual-link DVI port.
  • Fledgling 3D support.

Expert reviews and ratings

By HEXUS.net on -

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 80

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...

By BeHardware on -

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 92

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...

By ITP.net on 100

A competent DirectX 11 GPU but also one that isn’t quite as fast as competing cards equipped with the GTX 460 GPU....

By DigitalVersus on 80

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...

By CIOL on -

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 -

the Radeon HD 6870 and 6850 both consume a good deal less energy than the corresponding GeForces, thus...

By Rbmods.com on -

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 -

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...

By XtremeComputing on -

If you came to this review hoping that the 6800 series was going to bring market dominating performance back to AMD, then I’m afraid you’re going to be disappointed.AMD made it clear to us that the 6800 series are a refresh of the 5800...

By PC Mag on 90

A strong entry in the sub-$200 video card arena, the AMD Radeon HD 6850 graphics card provides some real competition for Nvidia's 768MB GTX 460....

By ExtremeTech on 90

So for now, let's just worry about the Radeon HD 6850's knowable facts. These begin with its specs, which are above average for a card in this price range. The 6850 has 1.5 teraflops of compute power, a core clock speed of 775 MHz, and 960...

By X-bit Labs on -

So it looks like Nvidia, which was late in releasing its DirectX 11 architecture and transferring all its product lines to it, has been given no time to rest. AMD has used its opponent’s delay to prepare a new and sensitive blow. We are now looking...

By HEXUS.net on 90

AMD has improved its CrossFireX scaling to match NVIDIA's. Two Radeon HD 6850s, coming in at £300, offer excellent performance with enviable power-draw characteristics. Cayman, over to you.The GoodNear-double performance from two cardsLow-ish...

By Good Gear Guide on 85

The AMD Radeon HD 6850 graphics card is a worthy successor to the HD 5850. It performed superbly in our benchmarks, with results often matching its technically superior predecessors. Throw 3D gaming into the mix and you have a great graphics card for...

By PC Advisor on 90

AMD's Radeon 6850 may not lead the pack, but from a value standpoint, its price-to-performance ratio is tough to beat. And complementing its aggressive price tag is excellent gaming performance, which challenges even the impressive Radeon HD 5850....

By PC Pro on 83

Repositioned to the mid-range, it’s the best-value mainstream card on the market...

By Expert Reviews on 100

A great card at a great price, if you held off upgrading to the 5000-series, then this is the card for you....

By Bit-tech.net on 80

The arrival of the HD 6850 1GB and its compatriot, the HD 6870 1GB is bringing a full reshuffle of graphics card pricing, and we’re still not certain where every card will be once the dust settles. What we do know though is that the HD 6850 1GB...