NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 850M sales 12 March 2014. This is Maxwell architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of DDR3, GDDR5 memory clocked at are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 80.0 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 45 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 8.36 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 850M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Code name
GM107
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
12 March 2014
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 850M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 850M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
640
 
Transistor count
1,870 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 7
Power consumption (TDP)
45 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
36.08 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
1,155 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 850M's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
medium sized
 
Bus support
PCI Express 2.0, PCI Express 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 850M: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
DDR3, GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
Standard memory configuration
DDR3 or GDDR5
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory bandwidth
80.0 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 850M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
eDP 1.2 signal support
Up to 3840x2160
 
LVDS signal support
Up to 1920x1200
 
VGA аnalog display support
Up to 2048x1536
 
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
Up to 3840x2160
 
HDMI
+
 
HDCP content protection
+
 
7.1 channel HD audio on HDMI
+
 
TrueHD and DTS-HD audio bitstreaming
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 850M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Blu-Ray
+
 
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
GPU Boost
+
 
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
+
 
Optimus
+
 
BatteryBoost
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
GeForce Experience
+
 
FXAA
+
 
TXAA
+
 
Direct Compute
+
 
Adaptive VSync
+
 
Ansel
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 850M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6
OpenCL
1.1
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 850M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

8.36

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

21873

3DMark Fire Strike Score

2766

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

3086

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

4386

3DMark Vantage Performance

15863

Unigine Heaven 3.0

42

Passmark

1609

Octane Render OctaneBench

25

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 850M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
153 Mh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
1.8 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 850M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 850M from AMD is Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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