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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1050M Ti 4GB Radeon HD 8850M
Hitman 3 104% 717%
Cyberpunk 2077 57% 528%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 44% 474%
Resident Evil 8 57% 528%
FIFA 21 21% 217%
Grand Theft Auto VI 121% 783%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 39% 456%
Genshin Impact 57% 528%
Far Cry 6 127% 808%
The Medium 96% 683%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050M Ti 4GB are massively better than the AMD Radeon HD 8850M.

The GTX 1050M Ti has a 665 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 8850M. This results in the GTX 1050M Ti providing 36.9 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 GTX 1050M Ti has a 665 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the Radeon HD 8850M. This results in the GTX 1050M Ti providing 31.3 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 GTX 1050M Ti was released over three years more recently than the Radeon HD 8850M, and so the GTX 1050M Ti is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Radeon HD 8850M when running the latest games.

The GTX 1050M Ti has 2048 MB more video memory than the Radeon HD 8850M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 1050M Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 1050M Ti has 80.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 8850M, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1050M Ti is much better than the Radeon HD 8850M.

The GeForce GTX 1050M Ti 4GB has 768 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8850M has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1050M Ti is 1443 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8850M is 496. The GTX 1050M Ti having 947 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1050M Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 8850M.

The GTX 1050M Ti transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 8850M. This means that the GTX 1050M Ti is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 8850M.

The GeForce GTX 1050M Ti 4GB requires 75 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8850M requires 45 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GTX 1050M Ti. The GTX 1050M Ti requires 30 Watts more than the Radeon HD 8850M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 1050M Ti to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon HD 8850M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1290 MHzvs625 MHz
Boost Clock1392 MHzvs775 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P107GCN 1.1 Venus PRO
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date18 Oct 2016vs01 Apr 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs
7.2
1600x900
10
green tick vs
5.5
1920x1080
8.5
green tick vs
4.1
2560x1440
6.1
green tick vs
2.6
3840x2160
4.5
green tick vs
1.8

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1752 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth112.1GB/secvs32GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs640
Actual Shader Performance69%vs24%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs40
Texture Rate61.9 GTexel/svs25 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate41.3 GPixel/svs10 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs45 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 27 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs11.1
Shader Model5vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700HQ 4-Core 2.6GHzvsIntel Core i5-3360M 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1050M Ti is the laptop version of one of Nvidia's lower end graphics card. It is competing against AMDs more affordable gaming cards, like the newer RX 470. This card has exactly the same performance as the desktop version, only for the laptop market.

Architecture
The Pascal Architecture aims for twice as much performance as the Maxwell Architecture and introduces support for second gen HBM.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GP107-400 which has 6 SM activated and 768 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1290MHz and goes up to 1392MHz when the Boost Clock is triggered in game.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 3504MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 75W, it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
The GTX 1050 Ti will enable mid level graphics performance on modern AAA 2016 released games. Although there will be variations on this frame rate we expect this card to deliver around 55+ FPS on medium graphics settings at a 1080p screen resolution.
Comparatively, this card will be faster than the performance of the outgoing GTX 960

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a modern CPU like the i7-6700k and 8GB of RAM for minimal system bottleneck.
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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