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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Iris i7 5850EQ GeForce 840M 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 551% 559%
Watch Dogs Legion 534% 541%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 501% 508%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 481% 488%
FIFA 21 231% 235%
Genshin Impact 557% 565%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 481% 488%
eFootball PES 2021 231% 235%
Ghostrunner 481% 488%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 522% 529%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel Iris i7 5850EQ are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce 840M 2GB.

The GeForce 840M 2GB has a 729 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the Iris i7 5850EQ. This results in the GeForce 840M 2GB providing 22.3 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 GeForce 840M 2GB has a 729 MHz higher core clock speed and 6 more Render Output Units than the Iris i7 5850EQ. This results in the GeForce 840M 2GB providing 7.6 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 Iris i7 5850EQ was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 840M 2GB, and so the Iris i7 5850EQ is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 840M 2GB.

The GeForce 840M 2GB has 1920 MB more video memory than the Iris i7 5850EQ, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The Iris i7 5850EQ has 9.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 840M 2GB, which means that the memory performance of the Iris i7 5850EQ is marginally better than the GeForce 840M 2GB.

The Iris i7 5850EQ has 48 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 840M 2GB has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the Iris i7 5850EQ is 384 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 840M 2GB is 583. The GeForce 840M 2GB having 199 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 840M 2GB delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Iris i7 5850EQ.

The Iris i7 5850EQ transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 840M 2GB. This means that the Iris i7 5850EQ is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 840M 2GB. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Iris i7 5850EQ should consume less power than the GeForce 840M 2GB.

The Iris i7 5850EQ requires 47 Watts to run and the GeForce 840M 2GB requires 33 Watts. The Iris i7 5850EQ requires 14 Watts more than the GeForce 840M 2GB to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Iris i7 5850EQ to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 840M 2GB.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs1029 MHz
Boost Clock1000 MHzvs1124 MHz
ArchitectureBroadwell GT3-EMaxwell GM108
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Ok vs Great
Release Date02 Jun 2015vs12 Mar 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs2048 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs1001 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs16GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs384
Actual Shader Performance18%vs28%
Texture Mapping Units8vs24
Texture Rate2.4 GTexel/svs24.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs8
Pixel Rate0.6 GPixel/svs8.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power47 Wattsvs33 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-5850EQ 4-Core 2.7GHzvsIntel Core i3-4100M 2.5GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel Iris i7 5850EQ is the Specific Version of Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 Mobile that is Integrated in the Core i7-5850EQ Processor.

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.

The Central Unit Initially Runs at 300MHz and goes up to 1000MHz, 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.

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
Intel Iris i7 5850EQ is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
GeForce 840M 2GB is a Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Maxwell architecture.

The Maxwell architecture features many improvements and among them is the extremely large L2 Cache which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

It equips a GPU codenamed GM108 which has 3 SM activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1029MHz and goes up to 1124MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The Frame Buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The memory clock operates at 1001MHz.

DirectX 11.2 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 33W, it will only be equipped in average sized notebooks.

Benchmarks indicate its performance is over 20% faster than the older GeForce GT 740M. Therefore, it should match GeForce GT 750M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a notebook with GeForce 840M 2GB.
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