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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8850M Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Ivy Bridge)
Cyberpunk 2077 528% 3324%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 474% 3032%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 456% 2930%
Hitman 3 717% 4355%
Grand Theft Auto VI 783% 4718%
FIFA 21 217% 1627%
Far Cry 6 808% 4855%
Genshin Impact 528% 3324%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 800% 4809%
Watch Dogs Legion 506% 3203%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8850M are massively better than the Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Ivy Bridge).

The Radeon HD 8850M has a 275 MHz higher core clock speed and 39 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics Mobile. This results in the Radeon HD 8850M providing 24.6 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Radeon HD 8850M has a 275 MHz higher core clock speed and 15 more Render Output Units than the Graphics Mobile. This results in the Radeon HD 8850M providing 9.6 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon HD 8850M was released less than a year after the Graphics Mobile, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Radeon HD 8850M has 2048 MB video memory, but the Graphics Mobile does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon HD 8850M has 640 Shader Processing Units and the HD Graphics Mobile (Ivy Bridge) has 6. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8850M is 496 and the actual shader performance of the Graphics Mobile is 32. The Radeon HD 8850M having 464 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 8850M delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Graphics Mobile.

The Graphics Mobile transistor size technology is 6 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 8850M. This means that the Graphics Mobile is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 8850M.

The Radeon HD 8850M requires 45 Watts to run and the HD Graphics Mobile (Ivy Bridge) requires 45 Watts. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock775 MHzvs1100 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Venus PROIvy Bridge
OC Potential Fair vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Apr 2013vs01 Oct 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
7.2
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1600x900
5.5
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1920x1080
4.1
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2560x1440
2.6
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3840x2160
1.8
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs6
Actual Shader Performance24%vs2%
Technology28nmvs22nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs1
Texture Rate25 GTexel/svs0.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs1
Pixel Rate10 GPixel/svs0.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power45 Wattsvs45 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX11.1vs11.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.2vs4.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3360M 2.8GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 8850M is a Performance Mobile Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the GCN Architecture.

Architecture
The GCN 1.1 Release adds support for AMD's TrueAudio Technology which does calculations of audio effects "better" than the CPU and further improves the Powertune Technology.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Venus PRO which has 10 Compute Units activated and thus offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Operates at 625MHz and goes up to 775MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The memory clock operates at 1000MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Crossfire, PowerTune Technology, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, HD3D, ZeroCore Power and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 45W, it is suited for 17" or larger laptops.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat above NVIDIA's GeForce GT 750M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Decent Processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with Radeon HD 8850M.
Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Ivy Bridge) are integrated graphics in the budget Celeron and Pentium Ivy Bridge Mobile processors.
Their performance depends on the processor they are integrated on, as the latter defines the Base and Boost Clock, as well as on the SYSTEM RAM, which defines the operating memory clock, and whether the GPU accesses a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface.
Best case scenario, the Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Ivy Bridge) perform slightly worse than Intel HD 2500 Graphics and so most modern demanding games will have to be played with the lowest settings, while some aren't even playable.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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