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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8850M HD i3 2330M
Cyberpunk 2077 528% 3224%
Hitman 3 717% 4224%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 474% 2940%
Resident Evil 8 528% 3224%
FIFA 21 217% 1576%
Grand Theft Auto VI 783% 4576%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 456% 2841%
Genshin Impact 528% 3224%
The Medium 683% 4047%
Far Cry 6 808% 4709%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8850M are massively better than the Intel HD i3 2330M.

The Radeon HD 8850M was released over a year more recently than the HD i3 2330M, 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 HD i3 2330M.

The Radeon HD 8850M has 328 MB more video memory than the HD i3 2330M, so is likely to be slightly 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 10.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD i3 2330M, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon HD 8850M is slightly better than the HD i3 2330M.

The Radeon HD 8850M has 640 Shader Processing Units and the HD i3 2330M has 12. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8850M is 496 and the actual shader performance of the HD i3 2330M is 24. The Radeon HD 8850M having 472 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 HD i3 2330M.

The Radeon HD 8850M requires 45 Watts to run but there is no entry for the HD i3 2330M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock775 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Venus PROSandy Bridge
OC Potential Fair vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Apr 2013vs01 Jun 2011
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 MBvs1720 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs667 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs21.3GB/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 Units640vs12
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 Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power45 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX11.1vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.2vs3.1
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.
HD i3 2330M is a specific version of the Intel HD 3000 Graphics that comes with the CPU 'Core i3-2330M 2.2GHz'. It uses the CPU's Level 3 Cache (up to 3 MB, in this case) + part of the RAM installed on the system up to a maximum of approximately 1.7GB for Vista/7 and 1 GB for XP. The Memory controller supports DDR3-1066 and DDR3-1333 and the Turbo Boost technology of the processor can over-clock the graphics card clock from 650MHz to 1100MHz.
Benchmarks indicate that modern demanding games like Crysis 2, Dirt Showdown, Diablo III can be played at low settings with acceptable FPS but extremely demanding games like The Witcher II are unplayable, even at the lowest settings.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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