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AMD Radeon HD 3850

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How well can the Radeon HD 3850 run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon HD 3850 is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements. DirectX 10 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

How many years will the Radeon HD 3850 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 3850 in your PC? Its upgrade time for the Radeon HD 3850, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 3850? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon HD 3850 would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 901 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 1373% better performance. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon HD 3850 then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB as this is better than 685 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 983% better performance as well.
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The Radeon HD 3850 is released on 19 Nov 2007

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GPU
Architecture
RV670 PRO
Process
55nm
TMUs
16
Texture Rate
11 GTexel/s
ROPs
16
Pixel Rate
11 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
320
Driver Support
-
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 10.1
Shader
4.1
Open GL
3.3
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
256 MB
Memory Speed
830 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR3
Memory Bandwidth
53.1GB/sec
L2 Cache
0KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
1
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
668 MHz
Power
Max Power
75 Watts
PSU
450 Watt & 28 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
4 GB
Best Resolution
1366 x 768
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Radeon HD 3850 Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 3850 is a high-end GPU based on the 55nm, second unified shader architecture, R600.
It's based on the RV670 PRO Core and offers 320 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 16 ROPs a 256-bit memory interface of standard GDDR3. The central unit runs at 668MHz and the memory clock runs at up to 830MHz.
It offers much better performance when compared to Radeon HD 3650, thanks to the extra Shaders and does not consume much more power.
Today's modern games should run fluently at medium settings but with modest resolutions only. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.


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Radeon HD 3850 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 105% 1409%
Red Dead Redemption 2 526% 999%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 495% 999%
Halo: Reach 54% 249%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 578% 1409%
Cyberpunk 2077 578% 1409%
Borderlands 3 608% 1060%
FIFA 20 326% 485%
Death Stranding 578% 1409%
Need For Speed Heat 516% 999%
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Well this is where my love affair with ATI started, bit of a budget user i was using onboard until i picked up a HD Radeon 3850 256MB for £20…

Well what can i say but WOW!

This little card changed my gaming life completely, since then ive looked into the HD 3000 series a lot. Wasnt long after that, that i got a HIS HD 3850 512MB Ltd Edition for £30.. and yet again WOW! Amazing!

All in all a love affair was started with these cards and ive got versions in different machines, but i couldnt recommend a better card for a budget builder.. It will be the best £30 you have ever spent..

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