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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 6850M GeForce 9300M GS
Battlefield 2042 1036% 9868%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1077% 10225%
Resident Evil 8 988% 9445%
Far Cry 6 1110% 10517%
New World 640% 6394%
The Ascent 1362% 12725%
Back 4 Blood 988% 9445%
Forza Horizon 5 559% 5679%
Star Citizen 634% 6342%
FIFA 22 322% 3601%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 6850M are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 9300M GS.

The Radeon HD 6850M was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 9300M GS, and so the Radeon HD 6850M is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 9300M GS when running the latest games.

The Radeon HD 6850M has 768 MB more video memory than the GeForce 9300M GS, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Radeon HD 6850M also has superior memory performance overall.

The Radeon HD 6850M has 14.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 9300M GS, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon HD 6850M is slightly better than the GeForce 9300M GS.

The Radeon HD 6850M has 800 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9300M GS has 8. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 6850M is 270 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9300M GS is 4. The Radeon HD 6850M having 266 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 6850M delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 9300M GS.

The Radeon HD 6850M requires 50 Watts to run and the GeForce 9300M GS requires 13 Watts. The Radeon HD 6850M requires 37 Watts more than the GeForce 9300M GS to run. The difference is significant enough that the Radeon HD 6850M may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce 9300M GS.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed675 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Granville PROG98
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date04 Jan 2011vs02 Jan 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs11.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units800vs8
Actual Shader Performance13%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units40vs-
Texture Rate27 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs-
Pixel Rate10.8 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections2vs-
HDMI Connections1vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power50 Wattsvs13 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-2617M 2-Core 1.5GHz-
Recommended RAM6 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon 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+).
Providing powerful visual computing features to thin-and-light notebook PCs, the NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS GPUs take mainstream systems to a new level of performance. With best-in-class HD video and audio combined with the ability to run visually-intensive applications, this graphics solution is ideal for your everyday computing needs to enjoy Windows Vista and todays popular games. This product is also enabled for CUDA applications and is NVIDIA PhysX-ready.
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