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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 M375 2GB Radeon HD 8850M
Cyberpunk 2077 414% 528%
Hitman 3 568% 717%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 370% 474%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 355% 456%
FIFA 21 159% 217%
Grand Theft Auto VI 623% 783%
Far Cry 6 643% 808%
Genshin Impact 414% 528%
Battlefield 6 568% 717%
Resident Evil 8 414% 528%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 M375 2GB are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 8850M.

The R9 M375 has a 375 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the Radeon HD 8850M. This results in the R9 M375 providing 15 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 R9 M375 has a 375 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 8850M and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R9 M375 providing 6 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 R9 M375 was released over a year more recently than the Radeon HD 8850M, and so the R9 M375 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Radeon HD 8850M.

The Radeon R9 M375 2GB and the Radeon HD 8850M have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The R9 M375 has 3.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 8850M, which means that the memory performance of the R9 M375 is marginally better than the Radeon HD 8850M.

Both the Radeon R9 M375 2GB and the Radeon HD 8850M have 640 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the R9 M375 is 552 and by the Radeon HD 8850M is 496. Knowing that the shader performance of the R9 M375 is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The Radeon R9 M375 2GB requires 75 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8850M requires 45 Watts. The R9 M375 requires 30 Watts more than the Radeon HD 8850M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the R9 M375 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon HD 8850M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs625 MHz
Boost Clock1015 MHzvs775 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Venus XTXGCN 1.1 Venus PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date05 May 2015vs01 Apr 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
8.5
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7.2
1600x900
6.3
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5.5
1920x1080
4.6
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4.1
2560x1440
3
green tick vs
2.6
3840x2160
2
green tick vs
1.8

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1100 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth35.2GB/secvs32GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs640
Actual Shader Performance27%vs24%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs40
Texture Rate40 GTexel/svs25 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate16 GPixel/svs10 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs45 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4340M 2.9GHzvsIntel Core i5-3360M 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R9 M375 2GB is a Performance Mobile Graphics Card based on the First Generation of the Graphics Core Next Architecture (GCN).



Architecture
Radeon R9 M375 2GB Features a GPU Codenamed Venus XTX which is a First Gen GCN GPU and is identical to the Cape GPU used on the Desktop Radeon R7 250X.
Venus XTX has 10 Compute Units Unlocked and thus offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit is Clocked at 1000MHz and goes up to 1015MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with DDR3 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 128-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1100MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 2GB. This is Adequate and a Good Match for the GPU's Shader Capabilities.

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

Performance
Performance is Comparable to the Desktop Radeon R7 250.

System Suggestions
Radeon R9 M375 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend a Strong Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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