ATI Radeon HD 4850 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

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Value for money (0-100)
0.44
 
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Architecture
Terascale 1
 
Ampere
GPU code name
RV770
 
GN20-E5 GA104
Market segment
Desktop
 
Laptop
Launch date
25 June 2008 (12 years ago)
 
4 January 2021 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
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Price now
$205
 
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Technical specs

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.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
800
 
5120
Core clock speed
625 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Boost clock
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1620 MHz
Transistor count
956 million
 
17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
110 Watt
 
115 Watt
Texture fill rate
25.00
 
287.0
Floating-point performance
1,000.0 gflops
 
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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.

Laptop size
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large
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
246 mm
 
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Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
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Memory

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.

Memory type
GDDR3
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
993 MHz
 
12 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
63.55 GB/s
 
320.0 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
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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.

Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI
-
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
10.1 (10_1)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
4.1
 
6.5
OpenGL
3.3
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.1
 
2.0
Vulkan
N/A
 
1.2
CUDA
-
 
8.5

Gaming performance

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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