ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850 vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
Comparison of Mobility Radeon HD 3850 and GeForce GT 415M architecture, market type and release date.
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.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
9.28 GTexel / s
3.0 billion / sec
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.
PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 2.0 x16
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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
48.0 GB / s
25.6 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Mobility Radeon HD 3850 and GeForce GT 415M.
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.
APIs supported by Mobility Radeon HD 3850 and GeForce GT 415M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
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)
Dual-Link DVI (wenn vom Hersteller verbaut)
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)
PureVideo HD VP4
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)
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
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.
Should you still have questions on choice between Mobility Radeon HD 3850 and GeForce GT 415M, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.