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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8610G + HD 8670M Dual Radeon HD 6850M
Grand Theft Auto VI 1036% 1077%
New World 614% 640%
Resident Evil 8 950% 988%
The Ascent 1311% 1362%
Battlefield 2042 950% 988%
Far Cry 6 1068% 1110%
FIFA 22 307% 322%
Halo Infinite 950% 988%
Forza Horizon 5 536% 559%
Age of Empires IV 707% 736%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8610G + HD 8670M Dual are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 6850M.

The Radeon HD 6850M has a 142 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the HD 8610G. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the Radeon HD 6850M manages to provide 1.4 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Radeon HD 6850M has a 142 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 8610G and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon HD 6850M providing 2.3 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 HD 8610G was released over a year more recently than the Radeon HD 6850M, and so the HD 8610G is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Radeon HD 6850M.

The HD 8610G has 1024 MB more video memory than the Radeon HD 6850M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the Radeon HD 6850M has superior memory performance.

The Radeon HD 6850M has 4.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 8610G, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon HD 6850M is marginally better than the HD 8610G.

The Radeon HD 8610G + HD 8670M Dual has 768 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 6850M has 800. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 8610G is 240 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 6850M is 270. The Radeon HD 6850M having 30 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 6850M delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 8610G.

The HD 8610G transistor size technology is 8 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 6850M. This means that the HD 8610G is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 6850M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD 8610G should consume less power than the Radeon HD 6850M.

The Radeon HD 6850M requires 50 Watts to run but there is no entry for the HD 8610G.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed533 MHzvs675 MHz
Boost Clock626 MHzvs-
ArchitectureTerascale 3 Devastator (x2)Terascale 2 Granville PRO
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date23 May 2013vs04 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed667 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth21.3GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 4352 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 Units768vs800
Actual Shader Performance12%vs13%
Texture Mapping Units48vs40
Texture Rate25.6 GTexel/svs27 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate8.5 GPixel/svs10.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-50 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD APU A10-5745M Quad-CorevsIntel Core i7-2617M 2-Core 1.5GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs6 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewCombination of Radeon HD 8610G with Radeon HD 8670M, using AMD's Asymmetric Crossfire Technology. Radeon HD 6850M is a high-end GPU based on the 40nm Terrascale 2 architecture.
It's based on the Juniper Core (therefore related to Radeon HD 6770) and offers 800 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs on a 128-bit memory interface. Though fast GDDR5 is supported, the most common version features standard DDR3 but comes higher clocked. Its central clock runs at 675MHz and the memory clock operates at 800MHz.
Compared to Radeon HD 6850M, its performance is considerably slower due to being paired with standard DDR3 and the power consumption should remain similar since GDDR5 is more energy efficient.
Using a 720p resolution, most of today's games are only playable at medium settings but with very fluent frame rates (45+).
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