AMD Radeon HD 8850M technical specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 8850M

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 8850M sales 1 April 2013. This is a GCN 1.0 architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of DDR3 memory clocked at 2 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 32 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 6.22 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Code name
Venus
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
1 April 2013
 

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
575 MHz
 
Boost Clock
625 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,500 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Texture fill rate
25
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
800.0 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card 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 the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
DDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
2000 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
32 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
6.22
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
11387.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1693.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
1845.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
2349.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
8222.50
 
 
Passmark
1024
 
 

Mining hashrate

Video card cryptocurrency mining performance. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
84 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
0.47
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Battlefield 4 (2013)
medium / 768p
40.70
 
high / 768p
30.60
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
44.50
 
medium / 768p
28.80
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
56.40
 
medium / 768p
27.20
 
high / 768p
13.50
 
ultra / 1080p
11.70
 
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
high / 768p
101.90
 
ultra / 1080p
78.10
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
111.60
 
medium / 768p
77.15
 
high / 768p
67.40
 
ultra / 1080p
43.75
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
medium / 768p
48.80
 
high / 768p
37.50
 
ultra / 1080p
23.60
 

Relative perfomance

Overall video card performance compared to nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 8850M from NVIDIA is GeForce 920MX, which is slower by 1%.

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