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AMD HD 3000 Series

Radeon HD 3850 X2

The Radeon HD 3850 X2 is clocked at 669 MHz.

It has an SPU performance of 278.

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AMD Radeon HD 3850 X2

help iconCore Speed669 MHzhelp iconTransistor Size55nm
help iconArchitectureRV670 PRO help iconTexture Mapping Units32
help iconSLI/Crossfire Supportyeshelp iconTexture Rate21.4 GTexel/s
help iconIntegratednohelp iconRender Output Units32
help iconRelease Date04 Apr 2008help iconPixel Rate21.4 GPixel/s
help iconRequired Power140Whelp iconDirectX10.1
help iconMemory1024MBhelp iconShader Model4.1
help iconMemory Speed828MHzhelp iconOpen GL Version3.3
help iconMemory Bus512 Bithelp iconMax Resolution2560x1600
help iconMemory TypeGDDR3help iconHDMI Connections0
help iconSPUs640help iconDVI Connections2
help iconSPU Performance278help iconVGA Connections0

Radeon HD 3850 X2 compatibility review

Overall, the AMD Radeon HD 3850 X2 has average 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 This graphics card is now over 9 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies.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 X2 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 278, the AMD Radeon HD 3850 X2 processes shading and special graphical effects a mediocre rate. The GPU is not too power-hungry at 140 Watts, however.

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Radeon HD 3850 X2 Predicted Frames per second

Game name Frames per second
The Elder Scrolls V 39
Battlefield 3 38
Minecraft 69
Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag 28
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 80
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 138
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