Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 PCIe
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Based on 11 scores, 25 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    11
  • Good:
    0
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Modest mainstream DX11 graphics performance.
  • Barts GPU Introduces stereoscopic 3D functionality.
  • Reduced heat output enables very quiet cooling fan.

Cons:

  • Fan exhausts all heated air outside of case.
  • Limited initial AMD HD3D product support.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechRadar on 90

Thanks to the shift in pricing that followed the the AMD HD 68xx series, the HD 6850 has come into its own more in the intervening months. Now available for as little as £132, it's about the same price as the GTX 460, and just about had it...

By BeHardware on

Sapphire has produced a card with the sole problem being noisier in load than the best models. It is however on sale at a very low price which will certainly make plenty of users ready to ignore this small fault, especially as the GPU temperature...

By Fudzilla on

Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 hit the market back in October last year and it was one of the first cards from the new AMD`s HD 6000 series. While it sports reference clocks, Sapphire has made a few changes to their design that separates this card...

By Atomic MPC on 85

A nice choice for the price-conscious occasional...

By XSReviews on 90

So what do we have here? A pretty typical "tock" in the GPU release cycle. The performance is as expected, with mostly architecture and cooling tweaks, and while it can overclock quite nicely the price will probably come down quite soon due to the...

By PC Advisor on 90

This is an outstanding card for the money. At worst, it'll cost slightly less than the GTX 460, despite being marginally faster. Should the actual price turn out to be £10-£15 cheaper again, that makes this incredible value. Performance is...

By Benchmark Reviews on 86

IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to...

By Kitguru.net on 90

Sapphire’s holding a winning pair here, no doubt. It has to be said again that we have been comparing these cards against the very best, overclocked GTX460 cards on the market. AMD could have launched its second generation DX11 cards with a...

By Pro-Clockers on

The new Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 is a 'must have' for anyone that is building a new system. If you currently have anything at or below the HD 5830 then this HD 6850 will also make for a great upgrade! One would think that this new card with...

By Pureoverclock on

The major point to glean here is that the 6850 technically isn't a successor to the 5850; we saw the performance is almost identical. The rationale should become more apparent as AMD releases more models, but the 5850 was more of a premium gaming...

By Hi Tech Legion on

It is a great time to be an enthusiast as what we define as "mainstream GPUs" these days are comparatively much more power than the mainstream GPUs introduced two generations ago. With the Sapphire HD 6850 entering the market at $179 and performing...

By Bjorn3D on 85

Our tests show that the card offers about 80% of the performance of the HD5870, yet it costs a little more than half of what the HD5870 is asking, making it one of the best cards for those who are budget conscious. For anyone who plays game at...

By ThinkComputers on 100

When we first got word of the HD 6850 and HD 6870 we thought it would be a completely new card built from the ground up, but all it is, is simply a refresh with a little higher core speed, better efficiency, and some other added features. The weird...

By Modders-Inc on 100

We have taken a look at one of the new video cards offered by Sapphire and AMD and have some things to talk about. We can see that they are making many changes from the previous generation in performance and with Tessellation. Tessellation, I think,...

By Club Overclocker on 100

The HD6850 is a great card. I am completely impressed with this card. The card uses less power and produces less heat and noise, but performs almost exactly the same as the HD5850. This card is going to go head to head with Nvidias GTX450. ...

International Review By PC-Welt.de on

Gute Voraussetzungen für beschleunigte Taktfrequenzen bei unkritischen Betriebstemperaturen bringt die ab Werk übertaktete Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 Toxic 1024MB mit: Der Kühlkörper auf dem Grafikprozessor ist von drei...

International Review By Hardware.Info on

Alleen wanneer je zo goedkoop mogelijk een Radeon HD 6850 op de kop wil tikken, kun je beter kiezen voor de Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB, die al te koop is vanaf 138 euro. Met de gebruikte koeler hoef je geen overklokrecords te verwachten, maar qua...

International Review By Hardware France on

Sapphire nous propose ici une carte qui ne pèche que par des nuisances sonores plus élevées en charge que pour les meilleurs modèles. Elle est cependant proposée à un prix plancher qui fera rapidement oublier ce petit défaut d’autant plus qu’avec une...

International Review By Hardware-Mag on

Bereits im Test der Radeon HD 6870 hatten wir bemängelt, dass die Bezeichnung der neuen Karten irreführend ist bzw. man von einer HD 6870 im Voraus erwartet durfte, dass sie leistungsmäßig eine HD 5870 schlagen kann. Ähnlich ist...

International Review By freeocen.de on

Sapphires HD6850 hinterlässt einen durchweg positiven Eindruck. Die gebotene Leistung liegt für den zu zahlenden Preis aufeinem guten Niveau. Der verbaute Kühler lässt die GPU nicht übermäßig warm werden und bietet so...