PowerColor HD 6850 SCS3 1 GB

PowerColor HD 6850 SCS3 1 GB

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Introduction



AMD's Radeon HD 6850 has been on the market for quite a while and we have seen many non-reference designs in the last months. However, all those used active cooling to keep the card cool. PowerColor's new HD 6850 SCS3 is the first HD 6850 that does away with the fan and uses an all passive cooling solution.



PowerColor has chosen to use a big triple slot heatsink on their card to manage the heat output of the card. In terms of performance characteristics nothing has changed, the card comes at AMD reference clock speeds. Price-wise, PowerColor is asking a $10 premium which seems quite reasonable considering the unique no-noise aspect of this product.

HD 6850 Market Segment Analysis
 Radeon
HD 6790
GeForce
GTX 460
GeForce
GTX 460
Radeon
HD 6850
PowerColor
HD 6850 SCS3
Radeon
HD 6870
GeForce
GTX 560
GeForce
GTX 560 Ti
Shader Units8003363369609601120336384
ROPs1624323232323232
Graphics ProcessorBartsGF104GF104BartsBartsBartsGF114GF114
Transistors1700M1950M1950M1700M1700M1700M1950M1950M
Memory Size1024 MB768 MB1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB
Memory Bus Width256 bit192 bit256 bit256 bit256 bit256 bit256 bit256 bit
Core Clock840 MHz675 MHz675 MHz775 MHz775 MHz900 MHz810 MHz823 MHz
Memory Clock1050 MHz900 MHz900 MHz1000 MHz1000 MHz1050 MHz1002 MHz1002 MHz
Price$150$150$170$170$180$200$200$230
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