AMD Radeon HD 8850M: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 8850M

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 8850M sales 18 December 2012. This is GCN architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 2 GB of GDDR5, DDR3 memory clocked at 4.5 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 2.36 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN RTX.

General info

Of Radeon HD 8850M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN
 
Code name
Venus
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
18 December 2012
 

Technical specs

Radeon HD 8850M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 8850M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
575 MHz
 
Boost Clock
725 MHz
 
Transistor count
1500 Million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Texture fill rate
25 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
800.0 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 8850M's 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
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 8850M: 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
GDDR5, DDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
4500 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
32 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 8850M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 8850M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.1
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 8850M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

2.36

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

11387

3DMark Fire Strike Score

1693

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

1845

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

2349

3DMark Vantage Performance

8223

Passmark

973

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 8850M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
84 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon HD 8850M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 8850M performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 8850M from NVIDIA is GeForce 930M, which is slower by 9% and lower by 7 positions in our rating.

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