NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M technical specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 850M sales 12 March 2014. This is a Maxwell architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of DDR3, GDDR5 memory clocked at 2.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 80.0 GB/s.

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

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 11.96 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro P6000.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Code name
N15P-GT
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
12 March 2014
 

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
640
 
Core clock speed
Up to 936 MHz
 
of 1607
Transistor count
1870 Million
 
of 21100 (Tesla V100 PCIe)
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
45 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
36.08
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
1,155 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the 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
 
Width
IGP
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
DDR3, GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
Standard memory configuration
DDR3 or GDDR5
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
Up to 2500 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
80.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Video connectors present on the video card. Mostly actual for desktop video cards since notebook ones' available video connectors vastly depend on the notebook model.
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 supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
3D Blu-Ray
+
 
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
GPU Boost
+
 
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
+
 
Optimus
+
 
BatteryBoost
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
GeForce Experience
+
 
FXAA
+
 
TXAA
+
 
Direct Compute
+
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), Shader 5.0
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
1.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
11.96
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
21873.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2765.50
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
3085.50
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
4385.50
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
15862.50
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
41.80
 
 
Passmark
1506
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
3340
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
25
 
 

Mining hashrate

Video card cryptocurrency mining capabilities. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
153 Mh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
1.8 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
71.00
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
54.60
 
medium / 768p
40.50
 
high / 1080p
19.30
 
ultra / 1080p
14.50
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
56.00
 
medium / 1080p
25.00
 
high / 1080p
22.00
 
ultra / 1080p
15.00
 
4k / 2160p
6.00
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
59.10
 
medium / 1080p
21.40
 
high / 1080p
13.30
 
ultra / 1080p
5.90
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
59.60
 
medium / 768p
37.20
 
high / 1080p
20.90
 
ultra / 1080p
17.00
 
4k / 2160p
6.90
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
47.10
 
medium / 768p
45.70
 
high / 1080p
28.70
 
ultra / 1080p
24.40
 
4k / 2160p
9.00
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
112.90
 
medium / 768p
73.10
 
high / 1080p
38.80
 
ultra / 1080p
29.70
 
4k / 2160p
11.40
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
69.60
 
medium / 768p
41.80
 
high / 1080p
22.80
 
ultra / 1080p
18.80
 
4k / 2160p
7.30
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
63.90
 
medium / 768p
38.40
 
high / 1080p
20.90
 
ultra / 1080p
11.30
 
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
72.80
 
medium / 768p
65.90
 
high / 1080p
29.00
 
ultra / 1080p
10.90
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
159.60
 
medium / 768p
84.50
 
high / 1080p
49.80
 
ultra / 1080p
41.60
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
79.90
 
medium / 768p
40.20
 
high / 768p
24.30
 
ultra / 1080p
14.90
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
104.80
 
medium / 768p
81.10
 
high / 768p
56.40
 
ultra / 1080p
20.40
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
81.40
 
medium / 768p
52.30
 
high / 768p
34.80
 
ultra / 1080p
14.00
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
149.00
 
medium / 768p
103.00
 
high / 768p
91.00
 
ultra / 1080p
61.00
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
107.30
 
medium / 768p
81.20
 
high / 768p
66.80
 
ultra / 1080p
35.25
 
World of Warcraft (2005)
high / 1024p
86.90
 
ultra / 1080p
45.30
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
75.20
 
medium / 768p
57.20
 
high / 1080p
25.80
 
ultra / 1080p
20.90
 
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
ultra / 1080p
98.90
 

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