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 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 card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 45 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 10.84 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
640
 
Core clock speed
Up to 936 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,870 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
45 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
36.08
 
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
1,155 gflops
 

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 (Tesla M10)
Standard memory configuration
DDR3 or GDDR5
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
Up to 2500 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
80.0 GB/s
 
of 11404 (GRID K1)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 850M.
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
DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), Shader 5.0
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
1.1
 

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
10.84
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
99121.00
 
 
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
1546
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
3340
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
25
 
 

Mining hashrate

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
2.99
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
56.00
 
medium / 1080p
25.00
 
high / 1080p
22.00
 
ultra / 1080p
15.00
 
4k / 2160p
6.00
 
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
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
54.60
 
medium / 768p
40.50
 
high / 1080p
19.30
 
ultra / 1080p
14.50
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
59.10
 
medium / 1080p
21.40
 
high / 1080p
13.30
 
ultra / 1080p
5.90
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
69.60
 
medium / 768p
41.80
 
high / 1080p
22.80
 
ultra / 1080p
18.80
 
4k / 2160p
7.30
 
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
72.80
 
medium / 768p
65.90
 
high / 1080p
29.00
 
ultra / 1080p
10.90
 
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
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
63.90
 
medium / 768p
38.40
 
high / 1080p
20.90
 
ultra / 1080p
11.30
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
75.20
 
medium / 768p
57.20
 
high / 1080p
25.80
 
ultra / 1080p
20.90
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
159.60
 
medium / 768p
84.50
 
high / 1080p
49.80
 
ultra / 1080p
41.60
 
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
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
79.90
 
medium / 768p
40.20
 
high / 768p
24.30
 
ultra / 1080p
14.90
 
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
ultra / 1080p
98.90
 
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
 

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 HD 6990M, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

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