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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition Radeon HD 6770 MSI MD 1GB
Cyberpunk 2077 265% 406%
Hitman 3 374% 559%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 233% 363%
The Medium 355% 532%
Resident Evil 8 265% 406%
FIFA 21 84% 155%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 223% 348%
Grand Theft Auto VI 413% 612%
Genshin Impact 265% 406%
Far Cry 6 427% 633%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 6770 MSI MD 1GB.

The HD 6770 has a 25 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 6850, but the HD 6850 has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 6770. As a result, the HD 6850 exhibits a 5.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 6770. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 6770 has a 25 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 6850, but the HD 6850 has 16 more Render Output Units than the HD 6770. As a result, the HD 6850 exhibits a 12 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 6770. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

Both the Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition and the Radeon HD 6770 MSI MD 1GB were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

The Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition and the Radeon HD 6770 MSI MD 1GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The HD 6850 has 57.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 6770, which means that the memory performance of the HD 6850 is much better than the HD 6770.

The Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition has 960 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 6770 MSI MD 1GB has 800. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 6850 is 372 and the actual shader performance of the HD 6770 is 320. The HD 6850 having 52 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 6850 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 6770.

We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 6850.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed775 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Barts ProTerascale 2 Juniper XT
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 Oct 2010vs01 Oct 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
7
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5.8
1920x1080
5.5
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4.7
2560x1440
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1100 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128GB/secvs70.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units960vs800
Actual Shader Performance18%vs15%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs40
Texture Rate37.2 GTexel/svs32 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate24.8 GPixel/svs12.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
Recommended PSU500 Watts-

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs11.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs6 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1680x1050vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition is a special edition of the Radeon HD 6850. See the page of the standard edition for more information about it.
There are no new features that affect Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition's gaming performance directly and so its performance is exactly like the one the standard Radeon HD 6850 delivers.
Radeon HD 6770 MSI MD 1GB is a special edition of Radeon HD 6770.
Compared to standard Radeon HD 6770 the performance is worse because both the core and memory clocks were reduced from 850MHz to 800MHz and from 1200MHz to 1100MHz, respectively.
There are no benchmarks available but we predict the performance is around 5% worse when compared to the standard AMD edition. The power consumption should also be lower.
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