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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q Radeon HD 8850M
Cyberpunk 2077 49% 528%
Hitman 3 94% 717%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 36% 474%
Resident Evil 8 49% 528%
FIFA 21 25% 217%
Grand Theft Auto VI 109% 783%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 32% 456%
Genshin Impact 49% 528%
The Medium 86% 683%
Far Cry 6 115% 808%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q are massively better than the AMD Radeon HD 8850M.

The GTX 1650 has a 305 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 8850M. This results in the GTX 1650 providing 34.5 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 1650 has a 305 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the Radeon HD 8850M. This results in the GTX 1650 providing 19.8 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 1650 was released over three years more recently than the Radeon HD 8850M, and so the GTX 1650 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 1650 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 1650 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 1650 has 32 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 8850M, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1650 is noticeably better than the Radeon HD 8850M.

The GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8850M has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1650 is 1152 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8850M is 496. The GTX 1650 having 656 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1650 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 8850M.

The GTX 1650 transistor size technology is 16 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 8850M. This means that the GTX 1650 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 8850M.

The GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q requires 30 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8850M requires 45 Watts. The Radeon HD 8850M requires 15 Watts more than the GTX 1650 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon HD 8850M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 1650.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q gets 20.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

20.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q gets 22 FPS on Control

Control

22 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q gets 25.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

25.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q gets 36.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

36.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q gets 40.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

40.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q gets 45.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

45.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q gets 8.2 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

8.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q gets 8.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

8.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q gets 15.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

15.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q gets 18.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

18.5 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed930 MHzvs625 MHz
Boost Clock1125 MHzvs775 MHz
ArchitectureTuringGCN 1.1 Venus PRO
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date23 Apr 2019vs01 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
8.7
green tick vs
4.1
2560x1440
6.3
green tick vs
2.6
3840x2160
4.7
green tick vs
1.8

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth64GB/secvs32GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB 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 Units1024vs640
Actual Shader Performance55%vs24%
Technology12nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs40
Texture Rate59.5 GTexel/svs25 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate29.8 GPixel/svs10 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)3840x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs45 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11.1
Shader Model6.5vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-9300H 4-Core 2.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-3360M 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q is a mid-range GeForce 16 Series graphics card for laptops based on the Turing GPU architecture. It is smaller and doesn't drain the battery as fast compared to the mobile version, but it is weaker in performance. Architecture The Turing architecture represents a process shrink down to 12nm compared to 14nm Pascal. Unlike the RTX series, the GTX series does not support real-time ray-tracing. GPU It equips a Turing GPU codenamed TU116, which has 1024 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs, 32 ROPs and 16 SMs. The central unit runs at 930 MHz and goes up to 1125 MHz in Boost mode. Memory The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of first-gen GDDR5 memory through a 128-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1000MHz, or 8GHz effective. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 30W the GTX 1650 Max-Q is averagely resource-intensive and will fairly significantly reduce laptop battery life at full load. System Suggestions GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a mid-range Processor and at least 16GB 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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