"XFX Radeon HD 6850 review also features MSI GeForce GTX 460. XFX Radeon HD 6850 uses the Barts GPU at 775Mhz and has 1GB GDDR5 memory running at 4000Mhz. XFX Radeon HD 6850 has a 256Bit Memory Interface, 960 Shader Processors and DirectX 11. It's going to be a tough fight for XFX Radeon HD 6850 because it will facing MSI GeForce GTX 460 which has similar Specifications to XFX Radeon HD 6850. We will be testing XFX Radeon HD 6850 and MSI GeForce GTX 460 using Aliens Vs Predator, Bad Company 2, Dirt2, Just Cause 2 and Metro 2033 Games."
" XFX Radeon HD 6850 debuts the 3E Trilogy, incorporating AMD Eye-Definition (utilizing AMD's HD3D technology and DirectX 11 for explosive performance and stunning effects), AMD Eyefinity (which supports multi-display gaming) and AMD Eyespeed (improves video image quality and application performance for amazing visuals) technologies. XFX Radeon HD 6850 offers no compromise performance with flawless image quality so users aren't just playing the game. XFX Radeon HD 6850 uses the Barts GPU at 775Mhz and has 1GB GDDR5 memory running at 4000Mhz. XFX Radeon HD 6850 has a 256Bit Memory Interface, 960 Shader Processors and DirectX 11."
XFX RADEON HD 6850 FEATURES
Advanced GDDR5 Memory Technology
"GDDR5 memory provides twice the bandwidth per pin of GDDR3 memory, delivering more speed and higher bandwidth."
40nm Process Technology
"Cutting edge manufacturing process allows for efficient, high performance parts which use less power than their predecessors."
ATI Avivo HD (DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-ray Playback)
"Watch the hottest Blu-ray movies or other HD content at full 1080p display resolution and beyond and enjoy a more feature rich experience with enhanced Unified Video Decoder(UVD)."
ATI CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology
"Triple or Quadruple gaming power withATI CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology.ATI CrossFireX technology supports up to four graphics cards to be used in a single system."
"The latest PCI-Express 2.0 specification doubles data throughput from 2.5Gbps to 5Gbps allowing you to exploit the full performance potential of your graphics card."
AMD HD3D Technology
"Enjoy the most immersive experience possible with full support for High Definition Stereoscopic 3D, a technique that presents 2D images (movies, games, photos) in a format that creates the illusion of three-dimensional depth when using compatible 3D displays / glasses / software."
"Equipped with the most popular Dual Link DVI (Digital Visual Interface), this card is able to display ultra high resolutions of up to 2560 x 1600 at 60Hz."
"HDMI 1.4a builds on previous generations of HDMI connectivity with support for Deep Color, 7.1 High Bitrate Audio, and 3D Stereoscopic support, ensuring the highest quality Blu-ray and video experience possible from your PC."
"Enjoy the benefits of the latest generation display interface, DisplayPort. With the ultra high HD resolution of 2560 x 1600 the graphics card ensures that you are able to support the latest generation of LCD monitors."
Microsoft DirectX 11
"Get intense gaming performance and unrivalled image quality with stunning 3D visual effects, realistic lighting and lifelike imagery with Sapphire graphics cards supporting DirectX®11. New features in DirectX®11 such as Hardware Tesselation, HDR Texture Compression, Multi-threading support and DirectCompute bring lifelike gaming and an experience never possible on a PC before."
OpenGL 3.1 and 3.2
"Supports the latest OpenGL API (Application Programming Interface) to accelerate performance of applications outside of DirectX®, i.e. Adobe Autodesk 2D/3D graphic design."
Shader Model 5.0
"Supports Shader Model 5.0 feature set including VTF (Vertex Texture Fetch) which is a key feature used extensively in many of the games that ship today. Without support for this feature the game will fall back to a lesser shader path resulting in the loss of cool, lifelike effects made possible by Shader Model 5.0."
ATI Catalyst Control Center
"The ATI Catalyst Control Center software application gives you complete control over the performance and visual quality of your SAPPHIRE ATI Radeon based graphics card allowing for the best experience on your PC."
Accelerated Video Transcoding
"Massively parallel architecture and support for common shader transcoding instructions accelerates video encoding / transcoding way beyond what was possible with the CPU only."
"775MHz Engine Clock, 1GB GDDR5 Memory, 1000MHz Memory Clock (GDDR5), 128 Gbps memory bandwidth (maximum), 1.5 TFLOPS compute power and Double slot form factor. TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture with 960 Stream Processors, 48 Texture Units, 128 Z/Stencil ROP Units and 32 Color ROP Units. DirectX 11 support - Shader Model 5.0, DirectCompute 11, Programmable hardware tessellation unit, Accelerated multi-threading, HDR texture compression, Order-independent transparency, OpenGL 4.1 support, Image quality enhancement technology Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes, Adaptive anti-aliasing, Morphological anti-aliasing (MLAA), 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering and 128-bit floating point HDR rendering. AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology - Independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays, Display grouping and Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display."
XFX RADEON HD 6850 INDEX