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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8850M NVS 2100M
Cyberpunk 2077 528% 3263%
Hitman 3 717% 4275%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 474% 2976%
Resident Evil 8 528% 3263%
FIFA 21 217% 1596%
Grand Theft Auto VI 783% 4632%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 456% 2876%
The Medium 683% 4096%
Genshin Impact 528% 3263%
Far Cry 6 808% 4766%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8850M are massively better than the Nvidia NVS 2100M.

The Radeon HD 8850M was released over three years more recently than the NVS 2100M, and so the Radeon HD 8850M is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the NVS 2100M when running the latest games.

The Radeon HD 8850M has 1536 MB more video memory than the NVS 2100M, 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 19.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the NVS 2100M, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon HD 8850M is slightly better than the NVS 2100M.

The Radeon HD 8850M has 640 Shader Processing Units and the NVS 2100M has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8850M is 496 and the actual shader performance of the NVS 2100M is 9. The Radeon HD 8850M having 487 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 NVS 2100M.

The Radeon HD 8850M transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the NVS 2100M. This means that the Radeon HD 8850M is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the NVS 2100M.

The Radeon HD 8850M requires 45 Watts to run and the NVS 2100M requires 14 Watts. The Radeon HD 8850M requires 31 Watts more than the NVS 2100M 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 NVS 2100M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs535 MHz
Boost Clock775 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Venus PROGT218M
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Apr 2013vs07 Jan 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 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs12.8GB/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 Units640vs16
Actual Shader Performance24%vs0%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs-
Texture Rate25 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs-
Pixel Rate10 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power45 Wattsvs14 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX11.1vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.2vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
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.
NVS 2100M is an entry-level business card with support for special drivers that are certified for professional applications like Microsoft Office Suite, Hummingbird Exceed, Lotus Notes, etc. It's part of the NVS Mobile Series released by NVIDIA, in 2010/2011.
Though business cards have no driver support for games, some of them deliver astonishing performance (e.g. Quadro 6000, Tesla C2075). NVS 2100M does support DirectX 10.1 but the limited Memory Bus and all the rest put together result in poor gaming performance. Still, it should be enough to handle demanding games like, Crysis 2, on the lowest settings possible but games like Metro 2033 are probably unplayable at the lowest settings.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
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GPU Variants
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