ATI Radeon HD 4850 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile
Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.
General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results.
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon HD 4850 and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile 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 a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Parameters of memory installed: 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.
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones. OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.
APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.
Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of ATI Radeon HD 4850
Lower power consumption (110 vs 115 watts)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile
3100% faster (about 32 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (4 January 2021 vs 25 June 2008)
More pipelines (5120 vs 800)
Higher memory bandwidth (320 vs 63.55 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (8 vs 55 nm)
So, HD 4850 or RTX 3070 Mobile?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile, since it shows better performance.
Be aware that Radeon HD 4850 is a desktop card while GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
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