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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition Radeon HD 8740 (OEM)
Cyberpunk 2077 265% 414%
Hitman 3 374% 568%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 233% 370%
Resident Evil 8 265% 414%
FIFA 21 84% 159%
Grand Theft Auto VI 413% 623%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 223% 355%
Genshin Impact 265% 414%
The Medium 355% 541%
Far Cry 6 427% 643%

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 8740 (OEM).

The HD 8740 has a 25 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 6850, but the HD 6850 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 8740. As a result, the HD 6850 exhibits a 11.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 8740. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 8740 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 8740. As a result, the HD 6850 exhibits a 12 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 8740. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 8740 was released over a year more recently than the HD 6850, and so the HD 8740 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 6850.

The HD 8740 has 1024 MB more video memory than the HD 6850, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The HD 6850 has 56 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 8740, which means that the memory performance of the HD 6850 is much better than the HD 8740.

The Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition has 960 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 6850 is 372 and the actual shader performance of the HD 8740 is 348. The HD 6850 having 24 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 8740.

The HD 8740 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 6850. This means that the HD 8740 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 6850.

The Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) requires 55 Watts to run but there is no entry for the HD 6850. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 6850 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 8740. The HD 6850 has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the HD 8740. The difference is significant enough that the HD 6850 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 8740.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed775 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Barts ProGCN 1.0 Cape Verde PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Good
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date01 Oct 2010vs05 Sep 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
7
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5.6
1920x1080
5.5
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4.6
2560x1440
3.7
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3
3840x2160 - vs green tick
2.1

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1125 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128GB/secvs72GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units960vs512
Actual Shader Performance18%vs17%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs32
Texture Rate37.2 GTexel/svs25.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate24.8 GPixel/svs12.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-55 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Wattsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i3-3210 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 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.
Overview
Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) is an OEM Only, Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
The GCN Architecture succeeds the 40nm Terascale Architecture. In addition to being produced with a 28nm Technology, the GCN Architecture adds other Technologies that allow for energy efficiency. For example, ZeroCore Power, a long idle power saving technology, allows the Graphics Cards to shut down by itself when the Monitor is turned off.
GCN also adds Improved Anisotropic Filtering, DirectX 11 Tessellation and the Partially Resident Textures (PRT) Technology, which enables future games to utilize ultra-high resolution textures with the same performance as today's small and often repetitive textures.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Cape Verde PRO which has 8 Compute Units activated and thus offers 512 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 800MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1125MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 55W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) is a Direct Rebrand of Radeon HD 7750 and performs exactly like it.

System Suggestions
Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Decent Processor (Intel Core i3 Quad Core/AMD FX Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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