The SAPPHIRE HD 6850 2GB has the same internal architecture as the
standard model, based on the second generation 40nm DirectX 11
graphics core from AMD with 960 stream processors and 48 texture
processing units. It has clock speeds of 775MHz for the core and
1000Mhz (4.0 Gb/sec effective) for the memory delivering excellent
performance for a wide range of applications. The larger 2GB frame
buffer more easily caters for more demanding applications and
specific graphical demands such as large texture maps in the latest
The efficient SAPPHIRE original cooler ensures that there is a good
margin for performance tuning (overclocking) by enthusiast users. A
new overclocking tool - TriXX - is available free to download from
the SAPPHIRE website – just follow the links to the TriXX
Equipped with the most popular Dual Link DVI (Digital Visual
Interface), this card is able to display ultra high resolutions of
up to 2560 x 1600 at 60Hz.
HDMI 1.4a builds on previous generations of HDMI connectivity with
support for Deep Color, 7.1 High Bitrate Audio, and 3D Stereoscopic
support, ensuring the highest quality Blu-ray and video experience
possible from your PC.
Enjoy the benefits of the latest generation display interface,
DisplayPort. With the ultra high HD resolution of 2560 x 1600 the
graphics card ensures that you are able to support the latest
generation of LCD monitors.
Supports Digital monitors up to 1920x1200 resolution.
Doubling the effective bandwidth of previous DisplayPort
implementations, DisplayPort 1.2 now includes support for
Multi-Stream, allowing you to drive up to four separate monitors
from a single DisplayPort 1.2 connector (requires DP1.2 monitors or
Multi-Stream compatible hub), Stereoscopic 3D monitor support and
adds support for high quality, lossless, 7.1 channel audio
Advanced GDDR5 Memory Technology
GDDR5 memory provides twice the bandwidth per pin of GDDR3 memory,
delivering more speed and higher bandwidth.
AMD Eyefinity technology maximises your field of view across up to
three displays, fully engaging your peripheral vision. For gamers
this puts you right IN the game and for other applications it helps
to increase productivity by maximising your visual workspace so
that you can see more windows simultaneously. AMD Eyefinity
technology is also ideal for multimedia applications as it allows
you to keep several ‘palettes’ or ‘panels’ open over a larger
workspace whist you edit your images or videos.
40nm Process Technology
Cutting edge manufacturing process allows for efficient, high
performance parts which use less power than their
The latest PCI-Express 2.0 specification doubles data throughput
from 2.5Gbps to 5Gbps allowing you to exploit the full performance
potential of your graphics card.
AMD HD3D Technology
Enjoy the most immersive experience possible with full support for
High Definition Stereoscopic 3D, a technique that presents 2D
images (movies, games, photos) in a format that creates the
illusion of three-dimensional depth when using compatible 3D
displays / glasses / software.
Microsoft DirectX 11
Get intense gaming performance and unrivalled image quality with
stunning 3D visual effects, realistic lighting and lifelike imagery
with SAPPHIRE graphics cards supporting DirectX®11. New features in
DirectX 11 such as Hardware Tesselation, HDR Texture Compression,
Multi-threading support and DirectCompute bring lifelike gaming and
an experience never possible on a PC before.
Supports the latest OpenGL API (Application Programming Interface)
to accelerate performance of applications outside of DirectX, i.e.
Adobe Autodesk 2D/3D graphic design.
Shader Model 5.0
Supports the latest Shader Model 5.0 feature set including VTF
(Vertex Texture Fetch) which is a key feature used extensively in
many of the games that ship today. Without support for this feature
the game will fall back to a lesser shader path resulting in the
loss of cool, lifelike effects made possible by Shader Model
AMD Catalyst Control Center
The AMD Catalyst Control Center software application gives you
complete control over the performance and visual quality of your
SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon™ based graphics card allowing for the best
experience on your PC.
Dolby TrueHD and DTSHD Master Audio Support
Support for copy protected, high bandwidth, 7.1 channel surround
sound over HDMI. Get a fully immersive, high definition audio
experience with the latest Blu-ray movies. (Requires a DVI to HDMI
dongle on some models, an HD capable monitor and a Blu-ray
Dynamically manage power efficiency and take control of your
performance with AMD’s revolutionary AMD PowerPlay TM power
management technology delivering high performance features when
needed and conserving power when the demand on the graphics
processor is low. This seemless technology dramatically reduces the
overall power consumption allowing for break-through energy
Offers an incredible choice of the latest display connectivity
options natively on the board, including dual-link DVI-I,
DisplayPort and HDMIalong with adapters to ensure compatibility
with your legacy analogue VGA monitor.
TriXX helps users to get the optimum performance from compatible
SAPPHIRE graphics cards in any application by allowing them to
monitor, tune and save different settings of key parameters for the
Enhanced Unified Video Decoder 3 (UVD 3)
Watch the hottest Blu-ray movies or other HD content at full 1080p
(and beyond !) display resolution. Enjoy a feature rich video
experience with enhanced Unified Video Decoder 3 (UVD 3),
offloading the bulk of the video decoding tasks from the CPU to the
GPU allowing for a cooler, quieter and more balanced system.
Enhanced Internet Browser Applications
Not just for video and games, the power of your GPU can now
accelerate the latest versions of some Internet browsers
(IE9/Mozzilla FireFox) utilising Direct 2D rendering for a faster
and more responsive browsing experience including high quality
image rendering and media playback.
Microsoft Office 2010
Take advantage of improved picture and media editing capabilities
in Office 2010 as well as edit and share your content in real
See more, and get more done. Enhanced productivity with accelerated
GPU processing for Office applications.
Windows® 7 support
WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs) Certified drivers and logos
are available for all SAPPHIRE HD2000, HD3000, HD4000 and HD5000
series cards ensuring compatibility and reliability with Microsoft
AMD App Acceleration
AMD App Acceleration is a set of technologies designed to improve
video quality and enhance application performance. Full enablement
of some features requires support for OpenCL, DirectCompute or
DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA).
|AMD Stream Processors:
|Effective Memory Clock:
2560 x 1600
|D-Sub (VGA) Ports:
|Dual Link DVI Ports:
|Windows Operating Systems Supported:
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Professional x64
Windows 7 Starter
Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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