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 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 11.35 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

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
 
Power consumption (TDP)
45 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
36.08 GTexel / s
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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 specs

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
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
of 32
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
 
Vulkan
1.1.0.1
 

Video card benchmarks 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
11.21
 
 
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
1581
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
3340
 
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 (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 850M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.11
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
56
 
medium / 1080p
25
 
high / 1080p
22
 
ultra / 1080p
15
 
4k / 2160p
6
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
60
 
medium / 768p
37
 
high / 1080p
21
 
ultra / 1080p
17
 
4k / 2160p
7
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
55
 
medium / 768p
41
 
high / 1080p
19
 
ultra / 1080p
15
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
59
 
medium / 1080p
21
 
high / 1080p
13
 
ultra / 1080p
6
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
70
 
medium / 768p
42
 
high / 1080p
23
 
ultra / 1080p
19
 
4k / 2160p
7
 
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
73
 
medium / 768p
66
 
high / 1080p
29
 
ultra / 1080p
11
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
47
 
medium / 768p
46
 
high / 1080p
29
 
ultra / 1080p
24
 
4k / 2160p
9
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
113
 
medium / 768p
73
 
high / 1080p
39
 
ultra / 1080p
30
 
4k / 2160p
11
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
64
 
medium / 768p
38
 
high / 1080p
21
 
ultra / 1080p
11
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
75
 
medium / 768p
57
 
high / 1080p
26
 
ultra / 1080p
21
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
160
 
medium / 768p
85
 
high / 1080p
50
 
ultra / 1080p
42
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
105
 
medium / 768p
81
 
high / 768p
56
 
ultra / 1080p
20
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
81
 
medium / 768p
52
 
high / 768p
35
 
ultra / 1080p
14
 
Dota 2 (2013)
low / 768p
116
 
medium / 768p
99
 
ultra / 1080p
67
 
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
medium / 768p
74
 
high / 768p
69
 
ultra / 1080p
35
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
231
 
medium / 768p
123
 
high / 768p
68
 
ultra / 1080p
32
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
80
 
medium / 768p
40
 
high / 768p
24
 
ultra / 1080p
15
 
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
ultra / 1080p
99
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
149
 
medium / 768p
103
 
high / 768p
91
 
ultra / 1080p
61
 
Dishonored (2012)
high / 768p
114
 
ultra / 1080p
65
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
107
 
medium / 768p
81
 
high / 768p
67
 
ultra / 1080p
35
 
World of Warcraft (2005)
high / 1024p
87
 
ultra / 1080p
45
 

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 Radeon R9 M370X, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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