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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX Vega 8 Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition
Hitman 3 272% 374%
Cyberpunk 2077 186% 265%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 162% 233%
FIFA 21 44% 84%
Grand Theft Auto VI 303% 413%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 153% 223%
Resident Evil 8 186% 265%
Genshin Impact 186% 265%
Far Cry 6 314% 427%
The Medium 257% 355%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition.

The RX Vega has a 156 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 6850. This results in the RX Vega providing 37.3 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RX Vega has a 156 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 6850 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the RX Vega providing 5 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX Vega was released over three years more recently than the HD 6850, and so the RX Vega is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 6850 when running the latest games.

The RX Vega 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 RX Vega also has superior memory performance overall.

The RX Vega has 230.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 6850, which means that the memory performance of the RX Vega is massively better than the HD 6850.

The Radeon RX Vega 8 has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition has 960. However, the actual shader performance of the RX Vega is 841 and the actual shader performance of the HD 6850 is 372. The RX Vega having 469 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX Vega delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 6850.

The RX Vega transistor size technology is 26 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 6850. This means that the RX Vega is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 6850.

We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the RX Vega and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 6850. The HD 6850 has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the RX Vega. The difference is significant enough that the HD 6850 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX Vega.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX Vega 8 gets 8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

8 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 8 gets 5.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

5.1 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 8 gets 2.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

2.1 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed931 MHzvs775 MHz
Boost Clock1011 MHzvs-
ArchitectureVegaTerascale 2 Barts Pro
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date28 Feb 2018vs01 Oct 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.9
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1600x900
8
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7
1920x1080
6.2
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5.5
2560x1440
4.6
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3.7
3840x2160
3.1
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1024 MB
Memory Speed1400 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus1024 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeHBM-2vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth358.4GB/secvs128GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB 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 Units1280vs960
Actual Shader Performance40%vs18%
Technology14nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs48
Texture Rate74.5 GTexel/svs37.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate29.8 GPixel/svs24.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
Recommended PSU400 Wattsvs500 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12vs11.0
Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL-vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-760 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1680x1050

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview Radeon RX Vega M GL is a dedicated Graphics processor found in Intel's Desktop 8th Gen G-Series CPUs. GPU It equips a GPU Codenamed Vega M which offers 20 Compute Units, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 931MHz and goes up to 1011MHz in Turbo Mode. Memory The GPU utilises its own onboard HBM2 memory. Radeon RX Vega M GH has 4GB of second-generation High Bandwidth Memory, clocked at 1.4Gb/s. Sat on a 1024-bit memory interface, this provides total memory bandwidth of 179.2GB/s. Performance The Most Powerful Variant Offers Performance similar to a dedicated GeForce GTX 1050. Select the Specific Version you have of this Graphics Card According to your Processor for a more Accurate Rank and experience using our tools. System Suggestions We recommend 8GB of RAM for a system with Radeon RX Vega M GH.Radeon 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.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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