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AMD HD 3000 Series

Radeon HD 3850

The Radeon HD 3850 is clocked at 668 MHz.

It has an SPU performance of 139.

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AMD Radeon HD 3850

help iconCore Speed668 MHzhelp iconTransistor Size55nm
help iconArchitectureRV670 PROhelp iconTexture Mapping Units16
help iconSLI/Crossfire Supportyeshelp iconTexture Rate10.7 GTexel/s
help iconIntegratednohelp iconRender Output Units16
help iconRelease Date19 Nov 2007help iconPixel Rate10.7 GPixel/s
help iconRequired Power75Whelp iconDirectX10.1
help iconMemory256MBhelp iconShader Model4.1
help iconMemory Speed830MHzhelp iconOpen GL Version3.3
help iconMemory Bus256 Bithelp iconMax Resolution2560x1600
help iconMemory TypeGDDR3help iconHDMI Connections1
help iconSPUs320help iconDVI Connections1
help iconSPU Performance139help iconVGA Connections1

Radeon HD 3850 compatibility review

Overall, the AMD Radeon HD 3850 has poor performance. This should be expected only from older dedicated graphics cards, so this graphics card should definitely be avoided if building a system to power modern applications and games. This graphics card is now over 10 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. This graphics card will be dwarfed in performance by its modern counterparts, and will likely have very little driver support from AMD.

At this performance level you would be better off getting a CPU with an integrated GPU, because a dedicated graphics card like the AMD Radeon HD 3850 would not be worth the extra investment, and an integrated solution would be much cheaper, produce less heat, and require less power. We would recommend an Intel Iris GPU on one of the latest Intel Haswell processors, such as the Iris Pro Graphics 5200 Desktop, or one of AMD's latest APU Family graphics solutions such as the Radeon HD 8670D.

With an effective SPU count of 139, the AMD Radeon HD 3850 processes shading and special graphical effects fairly poorly. The GPU is not too power-hungry at 75 Watts, however.

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Radeon HD 3850 Predicted Frames per second

Game name Frames per second
Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag 25
Far Cry 3 30
Battlefield 3 45
Crysis 3 35
The Elder Scrolls V 38
Assassins Creed 3 33
Need For Speed: Most Wanted 2 14
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