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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8850M Quadro K3100M
Cyberpunk 2077 528% 348%
Hitman 3 717% 482%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 474% 309%
Resident Evil 8 528% 348%
FIFA 21 217% 126%
Grand Theft Auto VI 783% 530%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 456% 296%
The Medium 683% 459%
Genshin Impact 528% 348%
Far Cry 6 808% 548%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro K3100M are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 8850M.

The Quadro K3100M has a 81 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 8850M. This results in the Quadro K3100M providing 20.2 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 Quadro K3100M has a 81 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the Radeon HD 8850M. This results in the Quadro K3100M providing 12.6 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 Quadro K3100M was released less than a year after the Radeon HD 8850M, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Quadro K3100M has 2048 MB more video memory than the Radeon HD 8850M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Quadro K3100M also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro K3100M has 70.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 8850M, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro K3100M is much better than the Radeon HD 8850M.

The Radeon HD 8850M has 640 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro K3100M has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8850M is 496 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro K3100M is 542. The Quadro K3100M having 46 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro K3100M delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 8850M.

The Radeon HD 8850M requires 45 Watts to run and the Quadro K3100M requires 75 Watts. The Quadro K3100M requires 30 Watts more than the Radeon HD 8850M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Quadro K3100M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon HD 8850M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs706 MHz
Boost Clock775 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Venus PROKepler GK104
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date01 Apr 2013vs23 Jul 2013
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 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs102.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs768
Actual Shader Performance24%vs26%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs64
Texture Rate25 GTexel/svs45.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate10 GPixel/svs22.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power45 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX11.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.2vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3360M 2.8GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

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.
Quadro K3100M is a high-end business card based on the 28nm, Kepler architecture.
Technically the successor to the previous Quadro 3000M, it's based on the Kepler GK104 (despite the SPU count) and offers 768 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 32 ROPs, on a 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 706MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 800MHz.
Quadro K3000M's drivers are certified for professional applications only. Its gaming performance is comparable to GeForce GTX 760M.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
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GPU Variants
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