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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8850M Radeon HD 6350M
Cyberpunk 2077 528% 3204%
Hitman 3 717% 4198%
Resident Evil 8 528% 3204%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 474% 2922%
FIFA 21 217% 1567%
Grand Theft Auto VI 783% 4549%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 456% 2824%
Genshin Impact 528% 3204%
Far Cry 6 808% 4681%
The Medium 683% 4023%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8850M are massively better than the AMD Radeon HD 6350M.

The Radeon HD 8850M has a 125 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 6350M. This results in the Radeon HD 8850M providing 21 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 125 MHz higher core clock speed and 12 more Render Output Units than the Radeon HD 6350M. This results in the Radeon HD 8850M providing 8 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 over a year more recently than the Radeon HD 6350M, and so the Radeon HD 8850M is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Radeon HD 6350M.

The Radeon HD 8850M has 1024 MB more video memory than the Radeon HD 6350M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Radeon HD 8850M also has superior memory performance overall.

The Radeon HD 8850M has 17.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 6350M, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon HD 8850M is slightly better than the Radeon HD 6350M.

The Radeon HD 8850M has 640 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 6350M has 80. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8850M is 496 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 6350M is 20. The Radeon HD 8850M having 476 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 8850M delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 6350M.

The Radeon HD 8850M transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 6350M. This means that the Radeon HD 8850M is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 6350M.

The Radeon HD 8850M requires 45 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 6350M requires 7 Watts. The Radeon HD 8850M requires 38 Watts more than the Radeon HD 6350M to run. The difference is significant enough that the Radeon HD 8850M may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Radeon HD 6350M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock775 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Venus PROTerascale 2 Robson PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date01 Apr 2013vs26 Nov 2010
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 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs14.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs80
Actual Shader Performance24%vs1%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs8
Texture Rate25 GTexel/svs4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs4
Pixel Rate10 GPixel/svs2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power45 Wattsvs7 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX11.1vs11.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.2vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3360M 2.8GHzvsIntel Celeron Dual-Core T3500
Recommended RAM8 GBvs3 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1024x768

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.
Radeon HD 6350M is an entry-level GPU based on the 40nm Terrascale 2 architecture.
It's based on the Cedar Core (therefore related to Radeon HD 6350) and offers 80 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs on a 64-bit memory interface of standard DDR3. Its central clock runs at 500MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 900MHz.
Compared to Radeon HD 6370M, it delivers considerably worse performance due to being heavily underclocked.
Almost all of today's modern games can only be played using very low resolutions such as 800x680 - 1024x768.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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