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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Iris Pro Graphics 6200 Mobile Radeon HD 8850M
Cyberpunk 2077 465% 528%
Hitman 3 635% 717%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 417% 474%
Resident Evil 8 465% 528%
FIFA 21 185% 217%
Grand Theft Auto VI 695% 783%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 400% 456%
The Medium 605% 683%
Genshin Impact 465% 528%
Far Cry 6 718% 808%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 Mobile are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon HD 8850M.

The Radeon HD 8850M has a 325 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the Pro Graphics. This results in the Radeon HD 8850M providing 22.6 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 Radeon HD 8850M has a 325 MHz higher core clock speed and 14 more Render Output Units than the Pro Graphics. This results in the Radeon HD 8850M providing 9.4 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 Pro Graphics was released over a year more recently than the Radeon HD 8850M, and so the Pro Graphics 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 HD 8850M has 1920 MB more video memory than the Pro Graphics, 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 2.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Pro Graphics, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon HD 8850M is marginally better than the Pro Graphics.

The Iris Pro Graphics 6200 Mobile has 48 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8850M has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the Pro Graphics is 442 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8850M is 496. The Radeon HD 8850M having 54 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 8850M delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Pro Graphics.

The Pro Graphics transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 8850M. This means that the Pro Graphics is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 8850M.

The Iris Pro Graphics 6200 Mobile requires 47 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8850M requires 45 Watts. The Pro Graphics requires 2 Watts more than the Radeon HD 8850M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Pro Graphics to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon HD 8850M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs625 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs775 MHz
ArchitectureBroadwell GT3-EGCN 1.1 Venus PRO
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Ok vs -
Release Date02 Jun 2015vs01 Apr 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
7.5
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7.2
1600x900
5.8
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5.5
1920x1080
4.4
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4.1
2560x1440
2.8
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2.6
3840x2160
1.8
green tick vs green tick
1.8

GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed933 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth29.9GB/secvs32GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs640
Actual Shader Performance21%vs24%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs40
Texture Rate2.4 GTexel/svs25 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs16
Pixel Rate0.6 GPixel/svs10 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2304vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power47 Wattsvs45 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-5950HQ 4-Core 2.9GHzvsIntel Core i5-3360M 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 Mobile are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's HQ Haswell Processors.

Architecture
The Broadwell Architecture Succeeds the Haswell Architecture and offers Faster & More Efficient Integrated Graphics. Additionally, it also offers better Decoding Performance, when compared to its Predecessors.
The GPU Codenamed GT3-U offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 2 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit Initially Runs at 300MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The Operating Memory Clock depends at which speed the System's RAM is running and which Memory Type is installed and is ultimately limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 933MHz.
Depending on whether or not the System's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit Memory Interface.
An addition to the Iris Graphics is the access to a L4 Cache of 128MB eDRAM which further increases the Memory Performance.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies according to the System. The GPU may reserve up to 2GB.

Performance
Because Performance depends heavily on the Memory Bandwidth, it may vary heavily from System to System.
Best Case Scenario, expect Performance Identical to a dedicated GeForce 940M.

System Suggestions
Iris Pro Graphics 6200 Mobile is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend 4GB 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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