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 7.45 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

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
 
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
 
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
 

Video card 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

7.45

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

1591

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

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.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum Radeon HD 4850
recommended Radeon HD 7950
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of GTA V on GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
73
 
medium / 768p
66
 
high / 1080p
29
 
ultra / 1080p
11
 
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
113
 
medium / 768p
73
 
high / 1080p
39
 
ultra / 1080p
30
 
4k / 2160p
11
 
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dota 2 on GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
116
 
medium / 768p
99
 
ultra / 1080p
67
 
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

GTX 850M
recommended GeForce 6600

FPS tests

Real world test results of Counter-Strike: GO on GeForce GTX 850M.

ultra / 1080p
99
 
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum GeForce 6150
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Far Cry Primal

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Far Cry Primal official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry Primal on GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 720p
56
 
medium / 1080p
25
 
high / 1080p
22
 
ultra / 1080p
15
 
4k / 2160p
6
 

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum GeForce GTX 650
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
60
 
medium / 768p
37
 
high / 1080p
21
 
ultra / 1080p
17
 
4k / 2160p
7
 

The Division

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to The Division official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum Radeon HD 7770
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Division on GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 720p
55
 
medium / 768p
41
 
high / 1080p
19
 
ultra / 1080p
15
 

XCOM 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to XCOM 2 official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of XCOM 2 on GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 720p
59
 
medium / 1080p
21
 
high / 1080p
13
 
ultra / 1080p
6
 

Fallout 4

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Fallout 4 official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum GeForce GTX 550 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fallout 4 on GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 720p
70
 
medium / 768p
42
 
high / 1080p
23
 
ultra / 1080p
19
 
4k / 2160p
7
 

Just Cause 3

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Just Cause 3 official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Just Cause 3 on GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
47
 
medium / 768p
46
 
high / 1080p
29
 
ultra / 1080p
24
 
4k / 2160p
9
 

Star Wars Battlefront

2015

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront on GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
103
 
medium / 768p
64
 
high / 1080p
29
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 
4k / 2160p
8
 

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 770

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
64
 
medium / 768p
38
 
high / 1080p
21
 
ultra / 1080p
11
 

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
63
 
medium / 768p
37
 
high / 1080p
14
 
ultra / 1080p
10
 

Far Cry 4

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Far Cry 4 official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum Radeon HD 5850
recommended GeForce GTX 680

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 4 on GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
75
 
medium / 768p
57
 
high / 1080p
26
 
ultra / 1080p
21
 

Sims 4

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Sims 4 official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum GeForce 6600

FPS tests

Real world test results of Sims 4 on GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
160
 
medium / 768p
85
 
high / 1080p
50
 
ultra / 1080p
42
 

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
105
 
medium / 768p
81
 
high / 768p
56
 
ultra / 1080p
20
 

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum GeForce GTS 450
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
81
 
medium / 768p
52
 
high / 768p
35
 
ultra / 1080p
14
 

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
231
 
medium / 768p
123
 
high / 768p
68
 
ultra / 1080p
32
 

Diablo III

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Diablo III official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum GeForce 7800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 4870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Diablo III on GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 768p
149
 
medium / 768p
103
 
high / 768p
91
 
ultra / 1080p
61
 

Dishonored

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Dishonored official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum Radeon HD 5850
recommended Radeon HD 5850

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dishonored on GeForce GTX 850M.

high / 768p
114
 
ultra / 1080p
65
 

Mass Effect 3

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to Mass Effect 3 official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum GeForce 7900 GT
recommended GeForce 9800 GT

FPS tests

Real world test results of Mass Effect 3 on GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 720p
60
 
high / 768p
60
 
ultra / 1080p
48
 

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2011

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim official system requirements.

GTX 850M
recommended GeForce GTX 260

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on GeForce GTX 850M.

low / 720p
107
 
medium / 768p
81
 
high / 768p
67
 
ultra / 1080p
35
 

World of Warcraft

2005

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 850M performance compared to World of Warcraft official system requirements.

GTX 850M
minimum HD Graphics 530
recommended GeForce GTX 960

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warcraft on GeForce GTX 850M.

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 HD 8870M, which is faster by 3% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

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