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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1050M Radeon HD 8850M
Cyberpunk 2077 81% 528%
Hitman 3 135% 717%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 65% 474%
Resident Evil 8 81% 528%
FIFA 21 9% 217%
Grand Theft Auto VI 154% 783%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 60% 456%
Genshin Impact 81% 528%
The Medium 126% 683%
Far Cry 6 162% 808%

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

The GeForce GTX 1050M has a 729 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the Radeon HD 8850M. This results in the GeForce GTX 1050M providing 29.2 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 GTX 1050M has a 729 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the Radeon HD 8850M. This results in the GeForce GTX 1050M providing 33.3 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 GeForce GTX 1050M was released over three years more recently than the Radeon HD 8850M, and so the GeForce GTX 1050M 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 GeForce GTX 1050M 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 GeForce GTX 1050M has 80.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 8850M, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 1050M is much better than the Radeon HD 8850M.

Both the GeForce GTX 1050M 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 GeForce GTX 1050M is 1257 and by the Radeon HD 8850M is 496. Knowing that the shader performance of the GeForce GTX 1050M is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

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

The GeForce GTX 1050M 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 GeForce GTX 1050M. The GeForce GTX 1050M requires 30 Watts more than the Radeon HD 8850M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GTX 1050M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon HD 8850M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1354 MHzvs625 MHz
Boost Clock1455 MHzvs775 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P107GCN 1.1 Venus PRO
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date01 Nov 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
7.9
green tick vs
4.1
2560x1440
5.8
green tick vs
2.6
3840x2160
4.2
green tick vs
1.8

GPU Memory

Memory2048 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 Units640vs640
Actual Shader Performance60%vs24%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs40
Texture Rate54.2 GTexel/svs25 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate43.3 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 Resolution1600x900vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The latest GeForce GTX 1050m is Nvidia's lower end graphics card designed for laptops, although they have decided to name both the GTX 1050. They share exactly the same perormance. Designed to compete against AMDs more affordable gaming cards, like the RX 460 or RX 470 and expected to replace the outgoing GTX 960.

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 5 SM activated and thus 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1354MHz and goes up to 1455MHz with the Boost Clock.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface, while the memory clock Operates at 3504MHz which is outstanding.

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 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 50+ FPS on medium graphics settings at a 1080p screen resolution.
Comparatively, this card will have slightly faster performance than the GTX 960.

System Suggestions
The GeForce GTX 1050 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080, so our recommendation would be to use 1600x900 in order to get the most out of your settings. We recommend a high-end processor such as the i7-6700HQ 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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