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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8850M Mobility Radeon HD 4550
Cyberpunk 2077 528% 3667%
Hitman 3 717% 4800%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 474% 3345%
Resident Evil 8 528% 3667%
FIFA 21 217% 1800%
Grand Theft Auto VI 783% 5200%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 456% 3233%
The Medium 683% 4600%
Genshin Impact 528% 3667%
Far Cry 6 808% 5350%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8850M are massively better than the AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4550.

The Radeon HD 8850M was released over three years more recently than the Radeon HD, 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 Radeon HD when running the latest games.

The Radeon HD 8850M has 1536 MB more video memory than the Radeon HD, 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 20.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon HD 8850M is slightly better than the Radeon HD.

The Radeon HD 8850M has 640 Shader Processing Units and the Mobility Radeon HD 4550 has 80. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8850M is 496 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD is 29. The Radeon HD 8850M having 467 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.

The Radeon HD 8850M requires 45 Watts to run and the Mobility Radeon HD 4550 requires 12 Watts. The Radeon HD 8850M requires 33 Watts more than the Radeon HD 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.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock775 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Venus PRORV710
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Apr 2013vs01 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 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs11.2GB/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 Units640vs80
Actual Shader Performance24%vs1%
Technology28nmvs-
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 Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power45 Wattsvs12 Watts
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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.
Mobility Radeon HD 4550 is an entry-class level GPU part of the Mobility Radeon HD 4000 Series released by AMD in 2009/2010.
There are many versions available from GDDR3 (and DDR3) type to DDR2 and from a 64 bit bus to a 32 bit bus. This is the GDDR3 version with a 64 bits memory bus.
It only supports DirectX up to 10.1 so DirectX 11 games aren't supported. The performance should be enough to play demanding games like, Crysis 2, on the lowest settings but with unattractive resolutions while very demanding games, like Metro 2033, are probably unplayable to the lowest settings. Less demanding games should be playable on medium settings, depending on the resolution + DirectX version used.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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