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AMD Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition

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The Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition is a graphics card by AMD, launched in August 2012. Built on the 40 nm process, and based on the Cypress graphics processor, in its Cypress PRO variant, the card supports DirectX 11.0. The Cypress graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 334 mm² and 2,154 million transistors. Unlike the fully unlocked Radeon HD 6870 1600SP Edition, which uses the same GPU but has all 1600 shaders enabled, AMD has disabled some shading units on the Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition to reach the product's target shader count. It features 1440 shading units, 72 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs. AMD has placed 1,024 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 725 MHz, memory is running at 1000 MHz.
We recommend the AMD Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1680x1050.
Being a dual-slot card, the AMD Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition draws power from 2x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 151 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort. Radeon HD 6850 1440SP Edition is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 241 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: Cypress
GPU Variant: Cypress PRO
Architecture: TeraScale 2
Process Size: 40 nm
Transistors: 2,154 million
Die Size: 334 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Aug 21st, 2012
Production Status: Active
Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 725 MHz
Memory Clock: 1000 MHz
4000 MHz effective


Memory Size: 1024 MB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bus: 256 bit
Bandwidth: 128.0 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 1440
TMUs: 72
ROPs: 32
Compute Units: 18
Pixel Rate: 23.20 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 52.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 2,088.0 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 9.5 inches
241 mm
TDP: 151 W
Outputs: 2x DVI
1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors: 2x 6-pin
Board Number: E174

Graphics Features

DirectX: 11.0
OpenGL: 4.3
OpenCL: 1.2
Shader Model: 5.0


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Card Notes

Rebranded HD 5850

Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
Sapphire HD 6850 1440SP Edition 725 MHz 1000 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort