AMD Radeon HD 6850M

The AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6850M (or sometimes called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6850) is a high-end graphics card normally found in 15-inch or larger laptops. The GPU is based on the old ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 and even uses the same chipset. Therefore, the performance and feature set of the mobile 6850 is similar to to mobile 5850, including the large potential difference in performance depending on the used VRAM technology (e.g., slow DDR3 vs. fast GDDR5). See our HD 5850 page for more information.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 6000M Series
Radeon HD 6850M 800 @ 575 / 675MHz128 Bit @ 800MHz
CodenameGranville Pro/LP
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines800 - unified
Core Speed *575 / 675 MHz
Shader Speed *575 / 675 MHz
Memory Speed *800 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3, GDDR5
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology40 nm
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement06.01.2011
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1632      avg: 1644 (13%)     median: 1644 (13%)     max: 1656 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1459      avg: 1469.5 (9%)     median: 1469.5 (9%)     max: 1480 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 6147      avg: 6245.5 (17%)     median: 6245.5 (17%)     max: 6344 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5052      avg: 5142 (12%)     median: 5142 (12%)     max: 5232 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 9336      avg: 9729.5 (33%)     median: 9729.5 (33%)     max: 10123 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 16944      avg: 16944 (46%)     median: 16944 (46%)     max: 16944 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 26767      avg: 26880 (18%)     median: 26880 (18%)     max: 26993 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 38862      avg: 38862 (64%)     median: 38862 (64%)     max: 38862 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 14.9      avg: 14.9 (9%)     median: 14.9 (9%)     max: 14.9 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 6264      avg: 6709 (26%)     median: 6709 (26%)     max: 7154 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 5.94      avg: 5.9 (9%)     median: 5.9 (9%)     max: 5.94 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 15.23      avg: 15.2 (25%)     median: 15.2 (25%)     max: 15.23 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 23.04      avg: 23 (29%)     median: 23 (29%)     max: 23.04 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 9.66      avg: 9.7 (9%)     median: 9.7 (9%)     max: 9.66 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2.06      avg: 2.1 (11%)     median: 2.1 (11%)     max: 2.06 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 18.32      avg: 18.3 (28%)     median: 18.3 (28%)     max: 18.32 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.92      avg: 4.9 (8%)     median: 4.9 (8%)     max: 4.92 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 6.58      avg: 6.6 (10%)     median: 6.6 (10%)     max: 6.58 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 37.78      avg: 38.6 (35%)     median: 38.6 (35%)     max: 39.32 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 7005      avg: 7291 (63%)     median: 7291 (63%)     max: 7577 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.8      avg: 6.8 (86%)     median: 6.8 (86%)     max: 6.8 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.8      avg: 6.8 (86%)     median: 6.8 (86%)     max: 6.8 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Fifa 11
Fifa 11 (2010)
high:
110.8  fps      Compare
ultra:
60.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Mafia 2
Mafia 2 (2010)
med.:
56.1  fps      Compare
ultra:
27.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
StarCraft 2
StarCraft 2 (2010)
ultra:
20.6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Metro 2033
Metro 2033 (2010)
med.:
34.5  fps      Compare
high:
19.5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
low:
74.8  fps      Compare
high:
39.7  fps      Compare
ultra:
18.8 18.9 ~ 19 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Risen
Risen (2009)
med.:
47.3  fps      Compare
ultra:
23.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Resident Evil 5
Resident Evil 5 (2009)
high:
59  fps      Compare
ultra:
33.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Crysis - GPU Benchmark
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
high:
41.5  fps      Compare
ultra:
11  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Crysis - CPU Benchmark
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
high:
34.7  fps      Compare
ultra:
10  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

Notebook reviews with AMD Radeon HD 6850M graphics card

Acer Aspire 7750G-2634G50Bnkk: Intel Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.2 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire 7750G Notebook

Acer Aspire 8950G-263161.5TWnss: Intel Core i7 2630QM, 18.4", 3.9 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire Ethos 8950G Notebook

Acer Aspire 5950G-2631675Wnss: Intel Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 3 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5950G-2631675Wnss

Acer Aspire 5950G-2638G50Mnss: Intel Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5950G-2638G50Mnss

Acer Aspire 5950G-2638G75Wiss: Intel Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 3 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5950G-2638G75Wiss

Acer Aspire 7750G-2418G87Mnkk: Intel Core i5 2410M, 17.3", 3 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 7750G-2418G87Mnkk

Acer Aspire 7750G-2434G62Mnkk: Intel Core i5 2430M, 17.3", 3 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 7750G-2434G62Mnkk

Acer Aspire 7750G-2634G50Bnkk: Intel Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.2 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 7750G-2634G50Bnkk

Acer Aspire 7750G-2638G87Bnkk: Intel Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.3 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 7750G-2638G87Bnkk

Acer Aspire 8950G-263161.5TWnss: Intel Core i7 2630QM, 18.4", 3.9 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 8950G-263161.5TWnss

Acer Aspire 8950G-9839: Intel Core i7 2630QM, 18.4", 3.9 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 8950G-9839

HP Envy 17-2000ee: Intel Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
  External Review » HP Envy 17-2000ee

HP Envy 17-2000ef: Intel Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
  External Review » HP Envy 17-2000ef

HP Envy 17-2001eg: Intel Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
  External Review » HP Envy 17-2001eg

HP Envy 17-2070nr: Intel Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.5 kg
  External Review » HP Envy 17-2070nr

HP Envy 17-2280NR: Intel Core i7 2670QM, 17.3", 3.5 kg
  External Review » HP Envy 17-2280NR

» Comparison of GPUs
Detailled list of all laptop GPUs with a short description. Classified and sorted by performance.

» Benchmark List
Sortable and restrainable list of all GPUs with benchmarks (e.g. 3DMarks).

» Notebook Gaming List
Which game can be played with my graphics card.

Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 6870
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
PowerVR SGX554MP4 *
Mali-T604 *
Class 6
PowerVR SGX543MP4 *
Mali-T624 *
Mali-450 MP4 *
PowerVR SGX543MP3 *
PowerVR SGX543MP2 *
PowerVR SGX544 *
Adreno 225 *
GC4000 *
VideoCore-IV *
Adreno 220 *
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core
Mali-400 MP2 *
PowerVR SGX540 *
Adreno 205 *
GC800 *
PowerVR SGX535
PowerVR SGX531
PowerVR SGX530
Mali-200 *
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)