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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition FireStream 9370
Cyberpunk 2077 265% 257%
Hitman 3 374% 365%
Resident Evil 8 265% 257%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 233% 227%
FIFA 21 84% 80%
Grand Theft Auto VI 413% 403%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 223% 216%
Genshin Impact 265% 257%
Far Cry 6 427% 417%
The Medium 355% 346%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FireStream 9370 are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition.

The HD 6850 was released less than a year after the FireStream 9370, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The FireStream 9370 has 3072 MB more video memory than the HD 6850, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the FireStream 9370 also has superior memory performance overall.

The FireStream 9370 has 25.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 6850, which means that the memory performance of the FireStream 9370 is slightly better than the HD 6850.

The Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition has 960 Shader Processing Units and the FireStream 9370 has 1600. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 6850 is 372 and the actual shader performance of the FireStream 9370 is 858. The FireStream 9370 having 486 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 6850 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The FireStream 9370 requires 225 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.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed775 MHzvs825 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Barts ProRV870
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Oct 2010vs23 Jun 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1200 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128GB/secvs153.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units960vs1600
Actual Shader Performance18%vs41%
Texture Mapping Units48vs-
Texture Rate37.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units32vs-
Pixel Rate24.8 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-225 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts-

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1680x1050-

Gaming Performance Value

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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.
The FireStream 9370 offers maximum GPU performance with 4GB of DDR5 memory in a 2-slot configuration. The FireStream 9350 offers maximum performance / slot with 2GB DDR5 memory in a 1-slot configuration. Both boards are passively cooled and include a single Display Port output. (For workstation installations that require active cooling of the GPU, AMD’s ATI FirePro™ professional graphics boards are software compatible and offer comparable features.)
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