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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8850M GeForce GTX 670M
Cyberpunk 2077 528% 339%
Hitman 3 717% 471%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 474% 301%
Resident Evil 8 528% 339%
FIFA 21 217% 121%
Grand Theft Auto VI 783% 517%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 456% 288%
The Medium 683% 448%
Genshin Impact 528% 339%
Far Cry 6 808% 535%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670M are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 8850M.

The Radeon HD 8850M has a 27 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 670M, but the GeForce GTX 670M has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 8850M. As a result, the GeForce GTX 670M exhibits a 8.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Radeon HD 8850M. 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 27 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 670M, but the GeForce GTX 670M has 8 more Render Output Units than the Radeon HD 8850M. As a result, the GeForce GTX 670M exhibits a 4.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the Radeon HD 8850M. 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 GeForce GTX 670M, 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 GeForce GTX 670M.

The Radeon HD 8850M has 512 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 670M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GeForce GTX 670M has superior memory performance.

The GeForce GTX 670M has 40 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 8850M, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 670M is noticeably better than the Radeon HD 8850M.

The Radeon HD 8850M has 640 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 670M has 336. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8850M is 496 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 670M is 402. The Radeon HD 8850M having 94 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce GTX 670M performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon HD 8850M transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTX 670M. This means that the Radeon HD 8850M is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 670M.

The Radeon HD 8850M requires 45 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 670M requires 75 Watts. The GeForce GTX 670M requires 30 Watts more than the Radeon HD 8850M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GTX 670M 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 MHzvs598 MHz
Boost Clock775 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Venus PROFermi GF114
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date01 Apr 2013vs22 Mar 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
7.2
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8.6
1600x900
5.5
vs green tick
6.6
1920x1080
4.1
vs green tick
5.1
2560x1440
2.6
vs green tick
3.1
3840x2160
1.8
green tick vs -

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1536 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs750 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs72GB/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 Units640vs336
Actual Shader Performance24%vs19%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs56
Texture Rate25 GTexel/svs33.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs24
Pixel Rate10 GPixel/svs14.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
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 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-3360M 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1600x900

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.
Overview
GeForce GTX 670M is a Performance Mobile Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Fermi Architecture.

Architecture
The Fermi Architecture was first manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GF114 which has 7 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 336 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 24 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 598MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1.5GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 750MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, Optimus, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 75W, it is suited for large laptops.

Performance
GeForce GTX 670M is essentially a fast GeForce GTX 570M.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat above a desktop GeForce GTX 550 Ti.

System Suggestions
We recommend a decent processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 670M.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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