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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game G1 900MHz Radeon HD 8850M
Cyberpunk 2077 402% 528%
Hitman 3 553% 717%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 359% 474%
The Medium 527% 683%
Resident Evil 8 402% 528%
FIFA 21 153% 217%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 344% 456%
Grand Theft Auto VI 607% 783%
Genshin Impact 402% 528%
Far Cry 6 627% 808%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel G1 900MHz are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 8850M.

The Radeon HD 8850M has a 325 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the G1 900MHz. This results in the Radeon HD 8850M providing 15.4 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 13 more Render Output Units than the G1 900MHz. This results in the Radeon HD 8850M providing 9.1 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 G1 900MHz was released over three years more recently than the Radeon HD 8850M, and so the G1 900MHz 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 Radeon HD 8850M has 2048 MB video memory, but the G1 900MHz does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The G1 900MHz has 256 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8850M has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the G1 900MHz is 230 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8850M is 496. The Radeon HD 8850M having 266 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 8850M delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the G1 900MHz.

The G1 900MHz transistor size technology is 18 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 8850M. This means that the G1 900MHz is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 8850M.

The G1 900MHz requires 28 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8850M requires 45 Watts. The Radeon HD 8850M requires 17 Watts more than the G1 900MHz 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 G1 900MHz.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs625 MHz
Boost Clock900 MHzvs775 MHz
ArchitectureIce LakeGCN 1.1 Venus PRO
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date28 May 2019vs01 Apr 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs2048 MB
Memory Speed-vs1000 MHz
Memory Bus-vs128 Bit
Memory Type-vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth-vs32GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units256vs640
Actual Shader Performance11%vs24%
Texture Mapping Units32vs40
Texture Rate9.6 GTexel/svs25 GTexel/s
Render Output Units3vs16
Pixel Rate0.9 GPixel/svs10 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power28 Wattsvs45 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model6.4vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-3360M 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 900MHz are integrated graphics in some of Intel's Ice Lake mobile processors. It can be found in Intel Core i3-1000G1 & Intel Core i3-1005G1

The Ice Lake architecture succeeds the Kaby lake architecture and aims for increased CPU and graphics performance.
New Features
These Gen 11 graphics solutions include the new Variable Rate Shading (VRS) support. This lets shading time for object shading in game to be allocated more accurately by the game's developers. So for example, a graphics depicting an object that cannot easily be seen can be marked as not needing such high performance and visual accuracy and thus save processing power. GPU
The central unit initially runs at 300MHz and goes up to 900MHz, in turbo mode.

Because Performance depends heavily on the Memory Bandwidth, it may vary from System to System.
Best case scenario, expect Intel Iris Plus Graphics G1 900MHz performance to be not as powerful as the older Iris Plus 640 onboard solution, which will reduce potential AAA gaming chances moving forward. We dont recommend this onboard solution for modern gaming.
Radeon HD 8850M is a Performance Mobile Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the GCN 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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