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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 850M 2GB GeForce GTX 765M
Cyberpunk 2077 265% 265%
Hitman 3 374% 374%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 233% 233%
Resident Evil 8 265% 265%
FIFA 21 84% 84%
Grand Theft Auto VI 413% 413%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 223% 223%
Genshin Impact 265% 265%
The Medium 355% 355%
Far Cry 6 427% 427%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the GTX 850M and the GeForce GTX 765M are equal.

The GTX 850M has a 86 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 765M, but the GeForce GTX 765M has 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 850M. As a result, the GeForce GTX 765M exhibits a 17 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 850M. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 850M has a 86 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 765M and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 850M providing 1.4 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 850M was released less than a year after the GeForce GTX 765M, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTX 850M 2GB and the GeForce GTX 765M have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce GTX 765M has 32.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 850M, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 765M is noticeably better than the GTX 850M.

The GeForce GTX 850M 2GB has 640 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 765M has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 850M is 937 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 765M is 653. The GTX 850M having 284 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce GTX 765M performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GTX 850M 2GB requires 45 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 765M requires 65 Watts. The GeForce GTX 765M requires 20 Watts more than the GTX 850M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GTX 765M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 850M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed936 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock1084 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM107Kepler GK106-N14E-GE-B-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date12 Mar 2014vs30 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1002 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs64.1GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs768
Actual Shader Performance45%vs31%
Texture Mapping Units40vs64
Texture Rate37.4 GTexel/svs54.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate15 GPixel/svs13.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power45 Wattsvs65 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4600M 2-Core 2.9GHzvsIntel Core i7-3630QM 4-Core 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review


GeForce GTX 850M 2GB is a fast-middle-class mobile graphics card. It is based on 28nm GM107 Core of the Maxwell architecture.

The Maxwell architecture features many improvements and amongst them is the extremely large L2 Cache which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.
GeForce GTX 850M 2GB DDR3 comes with a full variant of the GM107 Core and thus offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 128-bit of standard DDR3. While the central unit runs at 936MHz and goes up to 1084MHz, in Turbo Mode, the memory clock operates at 1000MHz. It has a rated TDP board of around 45W.
The DDR3 variant is better suited for 720p but it comes higher clocked. Thus it proves to be way faster than GeForce GTX 750M and surpasses slightly the higher positioned GeForce GTX 760M. In fact, it should be pretty close to the desktop GeForce GTX 750.
This card should be paired with a Very Strong Dual Core Processor or a Decent Quad Core and at least 8GB of RAM.
GeForce GTX 760M is a Performance Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Kepler Architecture.

The Kepler Architecture was NVIDIA's big step to power efficiency. Each Stream Multiprocessor (SMX) now hosts 192 Shader Processing Units - against the 48 of older Fermi Architecture, and has been redesigned being now clocked at the same speed of the Central Unit. This means they are more energy efficient and will consequently lead to cooler operating temperatures. However, it also means they are weaker. It can be said that one Fermi SMX is as fast as 2 Kepler SMXs.
Additionally, and not available in all GPUs, Kepler also introduced the Boost Clock Feature. The Boost Clock is an even higher Clock Speed activated when in gaming mode and becomes the effective speed of the GPU.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GK106-N14E-GE-B-A1 which has 4 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 768 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 850MHz.

The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 1002MHz.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, Kepler Boost, Optimus, CUDA, OpenCL, DirectCompute, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 65W, it is suited for large laptops.

Despite being underclocked, when compared to GeForce GTX 650 Ti, GeForce GTX 765M ends up performing better in most cases as fast since the Kepler Boost 2.0 Technology allows an even higher Central Unit Speed, which most times exceeds the 950MHz.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is on average with the desktop GeForce GTX 650 Ti.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Powerful Processor (Intel Core i7 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 765M.
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