ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850 vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850
NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M

General info

Comparison of Mobility Radeon HD 3850 and GeForce GT 415M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
RV6xx
 
Fermi
Code name
M88
 
N11P-GV
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
1 December 2007
 
3 September 2010

Technical specs

Mobility Radeon HD 3850 and GeForce GT 415M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Mobility Radeon HD 3850 and GeForce GT 415M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
320
 
48
CUDA cores
n/d
 
48
Core clock speed
580 MHz
 
1000 MHz
Transistor count
666 million
 
585 million
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 
12 Watt
Texture fill rate
9.28 GTexel / s
 
3.0 billion / sec
Floating-point performance
371.2 gflops
 
96 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Mobility Radeon HD 3850 and GeForce GT 415M 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
large
 
medium sized
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Mobility Radeon HD 3850 and GeForce GT 415M: 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
GDDR3
 
(G)DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
512 MB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
750 MHz
 
800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
48.0 GB / s
 
25.6 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Mobility Radeon HD 3850 and GeForce GT 415M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
HDMI
+
 
-
HDCP
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Mobility Radeon HD 3850 and GeForce GT 415M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Blu-Ray
-
 
+
Optimus
-
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+
DirectX 11
n/d
 
DirectX 11
DirectCompute
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Mobility Radeon HD 3850 and GeForce GT 415M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
 
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
OpenGL
3.3
 
4.6

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Mobility Radeon HD 3850 and GeForce GT 415M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850

150% faster (about 2.5 times) in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (320 vs 48)
Higher memory bandwidth (48 vs 25.6 GB/s)
HDMI
Dual-Link DVI (wenn vom Hersteller verbaut)
HDCP
PCI-Express 2.0

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M

Much newer (3 September 2010 vs 1 December 2007)
Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 55 nm)
Less power hungry (12 vs 35 watts)
Optimus Support
PureVideo HD VP4
Blu-Ray 3D
Bitstream HD Audio
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
DirectCompute
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
OpenGL 4.0
DirectX 11
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)

So, Mobility HD 3850 or GT 415M?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850.
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